distilling

Whisky

PHOTOS: This Remote Whiskey Distillery Is Straight Out of a Postcard

The Isle of Raasay has a population of 160, a post office, and a village shop. And, since last year, a whisky distillery with breathtaking views over the Red Cuillin mountains.
Johanna Derry
3.5.18
Booze

This Once-Abandoned Warehouse Might Contain the Future of Booze

And it smells like a drunken botanical garden.
Lars Hinnerskov Eriksen
9.6.17
Booze

You Can Now Drink Kombucha Fernet Thanks to Lindsay Lohan

How LiLo inspired one company to turn its health drink into hooch.
Natalie B. Compton
6.20.17
spirits

Ireland's Best Gin Is Made Out of Milk

Rather than grain, Bertha’s Revenge Irish Milk Gin is made from the distillation of alcoholic sweet whey, the liquid produced during cheese-making.
Elizabeth Rushe
12.6.16
Hungary

How to Drink Homemade Hooch in the Balkans

On a recent tour of the Balkans, I was pleased to taste some bracing <i>palinka</i>, or homemade Hungarian fruit brandy. I was a little less pleased to try </i>tuica</i>, a Romanian moonshine. And you don't even want to know what's in the poo jacket.
Ilan Ben Zion
8.10.16
Booze

Rakija Is the Fire That Fuels the Balkans

“When you taste it, you can tell exactly what family made it,” one Macedonian man told me of rakija, a home-distilled spirit that's a staple in the Balkans.
Michaela Trimble
6.28.16
Booze

Inside the Welsh Distillery Taking on the Irish and Scottish Whisky Dons

Ireland may have Jameson and Scots their Scotch, but Penderyn Distillery is making a name for Welsh whisky. “The Scots do a double distillation, the Irish distil three times, but we only distil once,” says Penderyn’s Jon Tregenna.
Johanna Derry
4.15.16