Three Sazerac brands with strong New Orleans roots were recognized as medal winners at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in London, England earlier this summer.Peychaud’s Aperitivo, Legendre Original Herbsaint and Legendre Ojen were all awarded Silver Medals in the prestigious competition.
On a recent morning, I walked into one of the coffee shops where I usually kick off a day of writing over an iced Americano and a Swedish cardamom bun. It was unusually warm out, so I sprang for an especially quenching, effervescent espresso tonic, one of their seasonal specialties.
Whether it be food, music, or clothing, trends come and go like the wind. However, there are classics that will never go out of style. The same can be said for alcoholic beverages. These timeless drinks will always be bar favorites regardless of the occasion.
Any restaurant that opens without a solid beverage program in place risks disappointing clientele who are increasingly cocktail-savvy. Furthermore, a loss of profit is inevitable when the menu makes only wine and beer the alcoholic priorities.
Would you like a glass of Chardonnay with that?”That’s not generally the phrase owners of breakfast-lunch eateries encourage the waitstaff to utter—that’s assuming their establishments even serve alcohol.
In January I joined bartenders from Istanbul and Vienna to judge a Diplomático Rum competition in Budapest. One by one, enthusiastic Hungarian barkeeps took the spotlight, showing off concoctions starring the spirit—my favorite featured pineapple juice and Ethiopian cold-brew coffee—that they hoped would garner them a plane ticket to Venezuela for the April finals.
The Berlin International Spirits Competition has named Montanya Distillers’ Oro rum 2017 USA Rum of the Year. Montanya is a craft rum distillery out of Crested Butte, Colo. that uses old-world artisan traditions, combining science with art.
Rabbit Hole Distilling—the new bourbon and whiskey distillery bringing modernity to Louisville—and Proprietors LLC—the company behind many of the country’s top bars including Death & Co in NYC and The Walker Inn in LA—announce a first-of-its-kind partnership never before seen on this scale in the spirits community.
Buffalo Trace Distillery has experimented with a variety of grains in their latest Experimental Collection release, six grains in one bourbon to be exact. The latest release is named Organic Six Grain Whiskey.
Boardroom Spirits, an award-winning innovative announced the launch of FRESH Ginger, the latest addition to its line of naturally infused vodkas. FRESH Ginger’s aroma, color, and flavor is entirely derived from the natural ginger root, without artificial flavors, sweeteners, preservatives, or food coloring.
Louisville, Kentucky, is the city where bourbon has been proudly crafted according to tradition for generations. Rabbit Hole is where new traditions come to life. And once you go down the rabbit hole, there’s no going back.