Start your weekend right with Spring44 Old Tom barrel aged Gin and Tonic. Thanks, @onebourbononescotchonebeer. On this Friday, we're bottling and dancing to your namesake song. Gotta love @georgethorogoodofficial.
Why American #aquavit is getting GOOD... starting with a Bay Area Sweden native's California Aqua Vitae (LINK: www.liquor.com/slideshows/american-aquavit) — @geijerspirits -- my latest at @liquordotcom
Spring44 is honored to be included in the roundup of July's best cocktails. Thanks to @liquordotcom and @theperfectspot. Check out the Haru Negroni at @richtable. It's a tasty juniper-mint mashup of Spring44 Old Tom Gin, umeboshi, shiso, @campariofficial and Dolin blanc vermouth.
Here's Head #Distiller Ned, on location for a forthcoming film on premium French Oak.
In 1669 Louis XIV’s finance minister, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, expanded and reorganised France’s forests planting premium quality oak varieties suitable for building a navy to fight the British. And in 1803, Napoleon banned all #tree felling without state authority. Two years later, 1805, he decreed that every oak felled must be more than 150 years old and replaced by a new, premium oak. Thanks to this, France today has 34,000 square miles of oak forests compared to 4,000 in the UK and less than 2,000 in Ireland.
About 15% of our cask needs are made from premium #French#oak - we should raise a glass to Napoleon and salute him for there being enough oak for the world’s finest #casks
🌱 🌿 🌺 Ce weekend je me suis fait plaisir... J'ai participé à un workshop d'herboristerie pour apprendre à faire des crèmes pour le corps, des plats succulents, des eaux aromatisées... Et tout ça dans un cadre relaxant et serein, et sous un soleil d'été! 🌞 #distiller#aromaticwater#prunella#selfheal
Tasting Monkey 47 - Schwarzwald Dry Gin
In the strictest sense, gin is defined as a combination of spirits distilled from herbs and fruits. And nowhere else in the world will you encounter the wealth of distilling expertise and centuries of experience that are to be found in southern Germany. This is where the world's most renowned distillers work, and where traditional coppersmiths build the world's best distilleries. So it comes as no surprise that British gin producers often place their trust in the expertise of southern German equipment manufacturers and the skills of Swabian coppersmiths. Baden Württemberg in particular – with more than 23,000 active micro-distilleries! – has a concentration of distilleries that is unrivaled in its diversity worldwide, and includes establishments that can draw on a centuries-old tradition (actually dating back to protective orders issued by members of the Habsburg dynasty). Indeed, the unrivaled accumulation of know-how in this German state makes Great Britain, the home of gin, look like a miniature distilling monoculture by comparison. The reason for this is delightfully simple: The Black Forest region not only benefits from its natural landscape, venerable distilling tradition, and innovative inhabitants, but it also provides essential ingredients, such as pure spring water and exceptionally aromatic berries and varieties of fruit. And so, the idea of making a gin here in Germany appeared to me at this point to be quite logical, since the key ingredients needed for a Schwarzwald Dry Gin were all right here, in the Black Forest.
Sourland Mountain Spirits is making its pilgrimage across the country to California. Here it is at the Wildcat Lounge in Santa Barbara, where they use farm fresh locally sourced ingredients every Tuesday night at the bar! #SourlandSpirits
Thanks so much to @the_gin_to_my_tonic for featuring us last night-we hope you enjoyed your Gin! The garnishes look amazing.
Head over to their page to read more about our story - from one gin enthusiast to another...
Madeira & tawny port, aged 5 to 20 years - some of my not-too-sweet after dinner favorites (article here:
www.liquor.com/slideshows/digestifs) — @sandemanporto #Port @blandysmadeirawine #Madeira#Wine @liquordotcom
Drip, drip… can you guess which new spirits we’re distilling now? Here’s a hint: it’s been known as pirate's drink, navy neaters, Barbados water, grog, Nelson's blood, kill-devil, demon water, and rumbullion. #sourlandspirits