Do spirits change in the bottle? Yes they do, and so much depends on the type/size of the bottle and where it's kept. Here is the science on the subject as learned in a seminar at Tales of the Cocktail.
Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.
I was sent a sample of a new carbonation device called the Bonne O, and in trying it out I had a lot of questions about how it worked. That lead to a conversation with its founder and a Saturday morning spent doing math.
For a seminar on Prehistoric Cocktail Technology that I gave at Tales of the Cocktail in 2015, I explained how self-carbonating tablets work. I conducted a lot of home experiments with various fizzing ingredients. Here is what I found.
Citrates are an approximation of sour mix: sugar and citrus combined, but in a form that is predictable, reproducible, and stable. They start with an oleo saccharum (citrus peels and sugar), then add other acids and mouthfeel agents.
Twelve new books out on beer, vermouth, bourbon, modern and mob-related history, gin, and jars.
Pectinex, centrifuges, malic acid, and hydrosols: They're making your cocktails delicious.
Notes from a seminar called The Pharmacology Behind Creating Flavor-Addicting Cocktails.
I did a podcast interview with Brian of Bartender Journey and it's now online. Thirty glorious minutes of me talking about things I often write about. But out loud! Check it out here. I come in at around the six minute point.