Mezcal is a spirit made from the heart of an agave plant. The agave, also known as maguey, takes many years to grow, which is why most mezcal is unaged to allow the taste of terroir to fully shine. For Mexicans, mezcal is an important part of their cultural heritage and therefore it is very […]
Below you will find a crash course on single malt whisky production. By using pictures of each step, I want to give you a better understanding of the full process.
Recently consumers have become more conscious of what they eat and drink, everyone wants to be healthy, and all of sudden, everyone is off gluten and dairy. This has influenced the marketing material of all things booze, especially when it comes to the labels. One claims to use only the purest Icelandic water, another is a hundred times distilled and twenty times filtered, and some are pointing out that they are gluten-free! But what is the truth behind these marketing gimmicks – is vodka really gluten-free and does the number of filtrations actually make any difference?
There are around 1,200 Mezcal distilleries in Mexico. Most Mezcal is produced in small batches as the distilleries are small family-run businesses, passed on from generation to generation. These micro-distilleries don’t have large-scale equipment, and most parts of the processes are done by hand and under the close care of the person in charge of […]
The grappa harvest takes place as soon as the grapes have become ripe enough, in order to obtain fresh vinaccia. The freshness of the vinaccia is the key of making a top quality grappa. The grapes are then destemmed and softly pressed, in order to separate the must (this is used to make wine) from […]
Most varieties of rum are produced in the Caribbean due to their perfect climate for the growth of sugar cane, although there are some great rums produced elsewhere, such as in India, the Philippines and in Central America. Cuban rums are unique due to the wide variety of sugar canes produced on the island. Rum […]