Capitan Bucanero Viejo Blanco Rum is a Dominican White Rum produced in association with Beveland Distillers, a Spain-based distilling company. Unfortunately, Beveland keeps their production information quite close to the vest, only disclosing that this Rum is produced somewhere in the Dominican Republic using “traditional processes”. This particular Viejo Blanco rum is a blend of different rums aged between […]
With the recent increase in popularity and demand for high quality spirits, many newcomers are finding success in the growing industry. But few have found as much as Casamigos, who benefited from a head start to turn a simplified line of tequila, including Casamigos Tequila Reposado, into a massive profit.
Casamigos began as a passion project in 2013 by three friends, actor George Clooney and businessmen Rande Gerber and Mike Meldmen, with no previous tequila producing experience. While together on one of their frequent vacations in Mexico, the trio had an idea to create the perfect tequila for their personal tastes. This lead to […]
Freeland Spirits Gin is produced by Freeland Spirits – a woman-owned distillery based in Portland, Oregon. Launched in 2017, Freeland produces several different spirits including Gin, Bourbon, Geneva, and canned cocktails. On the whole, the company’s branding emphasizes a community spirit that celebrates womanhood. Indeed, women lead in every step of the production process from farming to distillation.
I’ve always been curious about the bottles of umeshu on the shelfs of my local Japanese market but this is my first experience with the drink. And CHOYA Umeshu is the perfect introduction since it’s one of the most popular brands in Japan.
“Ume” means plum and “shu” means wine in Japanese but umeshu is really closer to a liqueur than wine. It’s made by aging green, unripe ume in shochu and sugar. Shochu is a distilled Japanese spirit that shares some similarities to sake. The CHOYA website has more detailed information on the history of umeshu and the traditional Japanese ingredients.
A visually appealing aspect of Choya Umesue is the […]
3 Amigos Tequila Añejo is produced by 3 Amigos Tequila, a family-run company based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Though the company itself was founded in 2007, the current owners are the legacy of a Mexican family with over four generations of agave farming experience. Their tequila is still produced on the family farm located in the Los Altos (highlands) region of Jalisco, Mexico. As a company, 3 Amigos describes […]