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This edition of New Booze contains a few months' worth of new product launches. Read more →

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I receive a lot of boxes of liquor in the mail, sometimes in the form of a launch kit rather than just a bottle wrapped in bubble wrap. These kits are usually complete with little gifts like tasting glasses, cocktail shakers, and nearly always a USB drive with a press kit on it. So here's a post just about that. Read more →

Get Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF.


My annual list of most all of the cocktails and spirits books that have been released. This year we see tons of whiskey books again, and a whole segment of bar-specific cocktail books and a new category of narrative cocktail history. Read more →

Get Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF.


I wrote a story for Popular Science on the science of barrel aging. The story was inspired by a trip to The Glenlivet where I tasted a 50-year-old whisky without any smoky qualities - but 50 years ago this and most whisky would have been at least lightly peated. So I went into the article specifically looking for what happens with the smoke, but ended up writing about wood interactions as well. To do the story, I read several wood science articles sent to me by Diageo whisky ambassador/smart-guy Ewan Morgan, spoke with Dr Bill Lumsden from Glenmorangie, interviewed Bryan... Read more →

Get Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF.


In today's edition of New Booze, we find new vermouths, vodka, flavored gin, flavored vodka, flavored rum, a couple of amari, a smokeless mezcal, a bottled Old Fashioned, and a ton of new scotch, rye, and bourbon. Read more →

Get Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF.