In Sweden, vodka was originally made from grapes and grains. Then the potato took over as did a government monopoly on production (except for a little export product called Absolut). But when the country joined the European Union, that all changed. Now potato vodka is back again.
The next chapter of this fat-washing has arrived. Now crafty cocktailians are moving beyond grease into other fatty liquids like coconut, olive oil, cocoa, butter, and even nut fats. Sounds filling? Fattening? Foolish? Not at all.
June 2010: On a trip with Isle of Jura scotch, we drove from Glasgow, Scotland to Tavyallich Harbor, then took a boat to Jura. Read more here.
Last week I had the honor of being awarded the International Cognac Writer of the Year for 2104. The annual award is granted by the Bureau national interprofessionnel du Cognac, the BNIC.
Spirit Works Launches a Barrel-Aged Gin Spirit Works Distillery announces the release of its first Barrel Gin, which rounds out the company’s current spirits portfolio of Vodka, Gin and Sloe Gin. Spirit Works Barrel Gin begins with the Distillery’s base gin, made from whole grains of organic California Red Winter...
100 bottles of this Speyside single malt, priced at $25,000 each, will go on sale around the world in limited distribution. An undisclosed number of further releases from The Winchester Collection will then follow, with “Vintage 1966” confirmed to be next in line.