holiday GIFT From The Editor
What do you give the bartender or bar owner in your life who has everything (spirits related, that is)? The answer is something out of the ordinary. Here we’ve compiled some unique gift offerings for your favorite industry insider. Happy shopping!
Auchentoshan The Bartender’s Malt
Alkemista Infusions An easy-to-use, all-in-one alcohol infusion vessel, Alkemista combines the ultra-fine filtering technology of fine Japanese teapots with the design of a high-quality glass liquor bottle. Users add their favorite fruits, spices, herbs, or botanicals to the stainless-steel filter, add a base alcohol to the leak-proof bottle, and let the flavors and aromas mingle until the spirit reaches the desired level of taste. The removable filter keeps unwanted particles from entering the liquid. “Fresh produce and spices offer better flavors and are way healthier than the unknown elements found in artificiallyflavored beverages,” says Alkemista Creator Jason Carignan. $59; ethanashe.com
Bar Business Magazine
This limited release Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a bespoke innovation comprised of a blend of whiskies selected by the “New Malt Order,” 12 innovative bartenders from five countries. The Bartender’s Blend uses whiskies spanning five decades (the youngest being six years old), including whiskies matured in ex-Laphroaig casks, rum casks, red wine barriques, German oak casks, and American oak casks. This is the first Auchentoshan Single Malt Scotch of its kind and boasts notes of dried apricots, milk, chocolate, honey, and green tobacco leaf. $48.62; http://bit.ly/2yxoqKk
Brockmans Gin Holiday Gift Pack For gin fans, Brockmans Gin offers a handsome gift carton. Dark and sophisticated, the sleek holiday gift tube houses a 750 ml bottle and mirrors the elegant, tactile bottle while providing a premium and convenient gifting option. “Our distinctive, signature taste is created with a blend of botanicals including blackberries, blueberries, coriander, bitter-sweet orange peel, and juniper berries,” said Bob Fowkes, Marketing Director and co-Founder of Brockmans Gin. “This combination of botanicals is steeped in pure grain spirit for up to 24 hours to release the flavors and then distilled in a traditional copper still. Conventional gin aromas of juniper and angelica marry with the refreshing citrus flavors and the rounder top notes of blueberry and blackberry resulting in a gin that is so smooth it can be enjoyed on its own over ice or as the primary ingredient in a range of classic and contemporary cocktails.” $34.99; brockmansgin.com
November 2017 barbizmag.com