distilling

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
6.19.17
Gin

You Can Now Get Drunk and Learn How to Make Booze at a 'Gin School'

At the Gin School at Listoke Distillery in County Louth, Ireland, “students” will get a full course load, but first things first: drinking.
Nick Rose
2.7.17
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
12.5.16
Hungary

How to Drink Homemade Hooch in the Balkans

On a recent tour of the Balkans, I was pleased to taste some bracing palinka, or homemade Hungarian fruit brandy. I was a little less pleased to try tuica, a Romanian moonshine. And you don't even want to know what's in the poo jacket.
Ilan Ben Zion
8.7.16
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
6.27.16
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
Booze

This Tiny Finnish Distillery Makes Some of the World’s Best Gin

Kyrö Distillery Company seemingly came from nowhere and blew the tastebuds off of expert judges and common ginthusiasts alike with its small-batch spirits.
Astrid Madberg
4.5.16
Booze

This Vodka Is Made from Deep Ocean Water

Hawaiian Sea Spirits Distillery and Organic Farm is doing something the world of spirits has never seen before: taking deep ocean water and turning it into premium booze.
Hillary Eaton
1.7.16
vodka

Accusations and Insults Are Flying in the UK's Artisanal Vodka Wars

Chase says that they don’t make their vodka from scratch the way his Chase Distillery does, despite claiming that they do. Instead, Chase says his competitors start with something called “neutral spirit,” which is a ready-made, high-proof alcohol.
Alex Swerdloff
11.17.15
scotland

Evidently You Can Clean Up A Nuclear Dump Site With Whisky

Scientists might just have discovered a way to use spent whisky grains to clean up radioactive material. And they might just be jamming a whole bunch of said grain down a massive (and massively radioactive) shaft in Scotland.
Alex Swerdloff
11.4.15
Whiskey

Alabama Just Made Its First Legal Whiskey in 100 Years

No surprise that the product launch was a success. Alabama, after all, has been waiting for homegrown whiskey for a very long time.
Alex Swerdloff
9.28.15