Several years ago I visited the Deanston and Bunnahabhain scotch whisky distilleries. Click on those words to read about the visits. At the time I was there I was really obsessed with the effects of water in distilled spirits (not that I'm over it), so I followed up with some super specific questions about the pH and TDS of the water sources. I never ended up putting up a blog post about it but now it's about time. Note that the Highland and Islay distilleries have slightly basic water (above 7.0), while the Island of Mull distillery water is slightly...
Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.
A lovely trip to The Glenlivet distillery in Scotland.
New Booze for December 2016 features a range of new tequilas, a bunch of imported gins (and one experimental US one), a slew of scotch whiskies, one very old Irish whiskey, and more.
This year's batch of cocktail and spirits books - all put together in one big list to make your gift list (or your own wish list) easy to see.
A look at the new liquors/liqueurs hitting the market over the past couple months.
So, so much whiskey.
How the makers of Jameson and Redbreast keep whiskey-ruining sulfur out of their barrels.
It's a relatively quiet month here at New Booze, most likely because everyone was busy at Tales of the Cocktail. For new releases (and in a couple cases new-to-me releases instead) include 2 whiskies, 3 rums, and a liqueur.