Derby season is upon us, or more likely behind us if you are getting to this article after the first of the month. It’s that wonderful time of year when the Mint Julep is inevitably added into cocktail rotations, and the big Kentucky whiskey brands emerge from their winter slumber to remind the consumer that bourbon isn’t just a cold-weather drink. Today’s bourbon landscape is crowded with quality offerings from big producers across the state, but Kentucky’s craft distillers shouldn’t be overlooked. The Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour is an ever-growing collection of new and interesting distilleries.
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Mezcal Amaras, producers of ancestral and artisanal mezcals, feature three different offerings in their core lineup, and Cupreata is easily the most exotic. It is made from one of the rarest of all agave varieties, which grows wild 4,000 to 6,000 feet above sea level in Guerrero, Mexico. The climate is so difficult on those…Keep reading
With so many spirits brands competing for space in any premium back bar, how do you choose one vodka, gin, whisky, or mezcal over another? The medal winners in the fourth annual London Spirits Competition is a great place to look. It is a competition that is not only judged by leading bartenders and managers,…Keep reading
This brandy was double-distilled in Alambic Charentais Pot Still from 100% Folle Blanche, the classic grape variety of Cognac, then aged in new French Limousin and Nevers Oak barrels for 27 years. The result is one of the finest brandies you will ever experience. A deep amber in the glass releases mellow aromas of dried…Keep reading
Baltimore Spirits provide an intriguing array of American amaros. Vol. 1 has a light orange color. This amaro is beautifully balanced and not uncomfortably bitter. Slight aromas of anise rise from the glass while the palate experiences tinges of mint. Its intensity lingers. Enjoy as a digestif neat or on the rocks. Gold Star Alcohol %: 50.0 Country: USA Region: BaltimoreProducer: Baltimore…Keep reading