Jared and Anastasia Brown are two of the most influential people in the world of spirits and cocktails. Jared, for instance, is the distiller of one of the most famous gins in the world: Sipsmith. Here, he tells us the story of a classic gin, born into modern times.
While an authentic history isn’t the be all and end all for a brand, an olden-day story in a drinks pitch can swing an upsell – Cocchi delivers such heritage in spades.
Rum is the New Gin
As the gin boom continues, early adopters seeking a different flavour are looking beyond the UK’s classic dark spirits of choice to aged rum.
There are no two ways about it. There is very little that Ian Burrell doesn't know about rum, so we sat down and talked to him about exactly that.
Mezcal vs. Tequila
Perhaps the simplest way to determine the difference between mezcal and tequila, is to taste it. The contrast is never starker than when the spirit is slipping down your throat.
World Tequila Day
Meet Mayaheul. She’s the divine goddess of the agave plant. Worshipped by the Aztecs in the 13th century, Mayaheul was a wonderful woman, she really was.
Gin has endured a roller coaster ride since its inception. From fashionable after-dinner tummy trouble reliever, to the scourge of London, right the way to becoming the backbone of some of the most enduring and classic cocktails of our time.
World Gin Day
Gin is massive. So massive in fact, it now has a day dedicated to it. Launched by Emma Stokes, aka ‘Gin Monkey’ World Gin Day falls on June 9th, and is the ultimate way for bars to celebrate the spirit.