Blended Canadian, scotch, and American whiskies, pisco, cool-sounding syrups, vodka designed for mixing with soda water, and other new products launching now.
Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.
A look at the trends in new product launches seen at the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention.
As usual, a slew of new spirits hitting the market this spring.
America has no shortage of distilleries - there are over 900 registered now - but a big lack of people who know how to operate them. In a blog post for Whisky Advocate Magazine, I wrote about the shortage of experienced distillers in America.
Here are a whole bunch of new drinking books already on shelves or available for pre-order online.
Single-grain whisky is trending so hard right now, but most people have no idea what it really is because it is *not* whisky made from a single grain. The "single" refers to a single distillery, and "grain" refers to, well, a bunch of other stuff.
I'm a bit behind in my New Booze posts about new spirits hitting the market, and boy howdy have there been a lot of them. Here are just the new whiskies.
For years I'd heard about the Islay Festival of Music and Malt aka Feis Ile, and last year I finally was able to attend courtesy of Bunnahabhain. (All pictures on this post of from Bunnahabhain's distillery day.) During Feis Ile, each of the distilleries on the island hosts a party one day, with live music, food, special tastings, demonstrations, and tours. Each distillery also puts out a special edition of whisky just for the festival and usually only available for purchase by attendees. During Bunnahabhain's distillery day, I had a chocolate and whisky tasting as well as a whisky and...