DISTILLER Bottle Column: July 2021

Published August 2021 at Distiller Magazine, my bottle column covers trends and reviews international spirits, with taste ratings (last month’s column here):


—Heirloom Liqueurs Genepy (Minneapolis, MN)
Sagaponack Farm Distillery Aquavit (Sagaponack, NY)
Avallen Spirits Calvados (France)
Holmes Cay Fiji Rum (Fiji)
Tyku Sake Junmai Ginjo (Nara, Japan)
Amazzoni Gin (Brazil)
Watershed Bourbon & Apple Barrel-Finished Bourbon (Colombus, OH)
Dewar’s Japanese Smooth (Scotland)
American Liquor Co. Vodka  (Minneapolis, MN)
Honkaku Spirits Takamine 8 year Koji Whiskey (Fukuoka, Japan)
Cana Cachaca (Brazil)

RTDs (Ready-to-Drink/Canned Drinks):
Drifter Cocktails (Sonoma, CA)
Twisted Alchemy (Chicago, IL)
Don Ciccio & Figli’s La Perla Cocktails (Washington D.C.)

Photo Courtesy of Tyku Sake

Don Ciccio & Figli Perla bottled cocktails and RTDs