Tag: craft

Size Matters – At Least When It Comes to Whiskey

One of the reasons that the spirits world is so fascinating today is because of all the experimentation that is going on. There are so many different distilleries, large and small, doing so many different things that the sky's the limit when it comes to the possibilities for new products, techniques and innovations. Case in … Read more

Taste Test: Orgeat (Almond Syrup)

Orgeat is a powerful weapon in the mixologist's toolkit. Little known outside of bartending circles, it's a crucial ingredient in many great Tiki drinks — most notably the Mai Tai — and in other classic libations, like the Japanese Cocktail. Originally a French barley water, orgeat (pronounced or-zhat) in its current form is a sweet almond … Read more

Artisan Spirits Award Winners

The American Distilling Institute recently announced the winners of its 6th Annual Judging of Artisan American Spirits. Those spirits that were named Best of Class were: Artisan Distilled Whiskey: Corsair Artisan Distillery – Grainiac 9 Grain Bourbon Brandy: Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery – Jepson Old Stock Brandy Rum: Turkey Shore Distilleries – Old Ipswich … Read more