The Craft Spirits Data Project, which was announced at ACSA’S 2016 Distillers Convention and Vendor Trade Show in Chicago earlier this month, is the beverage industry’s first-ever comprehensive craft distilling study. The Project will quantify the number, size, and impact of craft spirits producers in the United States.
In pot-still distillation we always talk about the cuts: the heads and tails that are discarded (or recycled), and the hearts cut that become the spirit that ends up in the bottle. But some distillers make a cut between the heart and the tails called the "seconds."
California distilleries will soon be allowed to sell bottles of spirits as well as serve cocktails on-site. Here are what some distilleries are planning to do when the law goes into effect on January 1.
On my trip to the Kavalan whisky distillery, I spent a lot of time asking questions about the differences in production between Kavalan and scotch whisky, and other changes made to compensate for their unique aging environment. Here are a few observations.
We walked all around this property, up on top of huge wine tanks (I'm scared of heights but I do it for you, dear reader), to a super modern bottling line, and then to the completely incongruously ridiculously small room in the middle of it all, where the single wood-fired armagnac still is slowly churning out eau de vie.
A visit to the stylish armagnac house of Gelas, where they're making single-varietal bottlings and even barrel-finished armagnac.
Armagnac Delord is located at the edge of the town of Lannepax in the Bas Armagnac region. It is one of just three armagnac houses that uses pot stills along with the typical armagnac continuous stills.