Seven twists on classic aperitivo cocktails courtesy of Davide Arcucci, Giovanni Qualino's head bartender. They are simple but multi-layered in flavour, he says, every bit as clear and harmonious as you would hope for.
We think of Irish whiskey as soft, sweet and smooth, but as you would expect, there is mastery in distillation and wood management that presents us with a wide array of styles and flavours...
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Vodka from a cow? Pull the udder one. And as for that pun, how very dairy we… Ahem. But seriously, Black Cow vodka is produced from cow’s milk, so this is an actual thing and far from a novelty – as you'll see for yourself.
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.