So many drink books are coming out this fall I'm trying to post them in small groups. Here are three loosely themed on gin.
Drinks International's World's 50 Best Bars list for 2014 was announced last week. Now you can view the list, bar write-ups, and more information either online in website format or as a digital magazine.
There has been a large-yet-slow-moving trend towards fuller-flavored spirits and cocktails. We've seen a rise in smoky Islay whiskies and mezcals; dark sipping rums; vodkas and tequilas with character; and gins booming with botanicals. In mixers we see the rise of spicy ginger beer, and in cocktails we've seen drinkers embracing boozier and bitter cocktails like the Old Fashioned and Negroni.
Blogger/corporate mixologist The Intoxicologist has released a book of cocktail recipes and erotic stories due out October 14.
Scotland has the cutest cows. Highland cattle are usually found in the Highlands, but this one was spotted on Islay when I visited Bowmore in April 2010.