I have visited many distilleries around the U.S., as well as in other countries around the world. Star Union Spirits is one that stands out. It has a combination of unusual spirits, location, and lounge concept.
I don't know about you, but I've always been fascinated by what people ate and drank centuries ago. I want to know what life was like before McDonald's, before Budweiser, and before that really weird blue wine that people seem to want to drink.
There is nothing better than a business with inventive, cutting-edge products that also gives back. That is the real charm of San Diego's FruitCraft Fermentery and Distillery. Originally known as California Fruit Wine, FruitCraft was opened in 2009 by two brothers who were inspired by the growing craft beer community.
As India’s Amrut Single Malt Whisky variants continue to make waves internationally, a new variant, Amalgam, has just launched in India.
In the last few years the craft spirits and liqueur scene has exploded with a number of fantastic producers creating high quality, interesting beverages. In a world where the choices are so varied, I wanted to take a look at one brand that is pushing the boundaries of what spirits can be, and with it, changing the way people drink.
Let’s begin this journey with news there are apparently more bourbon barrels in the state of Kentucky than people. Kentucky’s population is around 4.5 million people, so that’s a lot of bourbon barrels. Then let’s learn that 95 percent of bourbon in the world comes from within 75 miles of Louisville, Kentucky’s biggest city. It’s reasonable, then, to assume bourbon plays a big role in the state’s history and culture.
As far as liquor goes, gin seems like the most grownup of the bunch. It's the spirit of choice for mature, professional drinkers, old Hollywood starlets, and your grandparents, probably. If you're tired of Tanqueray and looking to step up your gin game, here are some of the most underrated gins out there.
Nobody wants to drink from the bargain bin. Cheap liquor leaves a bad taste, ruins mixed drinks, and is a quick way to dampen the good vibes at a party. So, what if there was a way to turn that value-brand booze into something fit for royalty? Sound too good to be true? Behold, the magic of refiltering...
History has seen beer recorded in Mesopotamian cuneiform (the oldest known form of writing), taxed under the Pharaohs (burial alive was then the penalty for evasion), rinsed through Cleopatra’s hair, spread by the vikings and the Roman legions, fostered at medieval monasteries, mass-produced by America's founding fathers, prohibited by our Constitution (only to be monopolized by gangsters immediately thereafter), and imbibed by just about everybody and his grandma. Yesterday's "Mesopotamian Gold" is being rolled out by the US today—hundreds of thousands of barrels per year. By no means does that figure account for the almost 4,000 - 5,000 different beers consumed worldwide: ales, bocks, lagers, porters, stouts—everything from bitter beers that are virtually unpalatable unless mixed with sweet syrups to crystal clear to warm sakis served in Japanese restaurants. To top it off, more and more people are now resorting to home-brewing.