The summer brings with it beautiful weather and the occasional mini-vacation. Last Friday, I was at the beach getting a wicked sunburn [accidentally]. So the news didn’t quite make it. Hope you all enjoyed the beautiful weather as much as I did. Without further ado, what happened in the world of gin this week?
New Product Launches
Awards From the Field
- The 2013 SIP Awards were announced. New Amsterdam takes “best of class” for gin, but other notable awards include Platinum for Old Grove Gin.
Who Else Was Talking about Gin this Week?
- Huff Post wonders if expensive gin and vermouth is an indicator of quality? Taste test ahead…
- A little about the folks behind the world’s most expensive gin.
- Slate explores cocktails, in particular a couple involving gin that purported “healthful benefits.”
- Rowley’s Whiskey Forge muses a bit about the obstacles distillers creating Barrel Aged Gin [can I even call it that anymore?!] face when dealing with labeling.
- Consumption of all spirits is up! up! up! (except gin)
Gin Reviews from Other Writers
- Bond Street Gin [Drink Hacker]
- Herno Cask and Langton’s [Summer Fruit Cup]
- Hayman’s Old Tom [Rum Howler]
Quote of the Week
“That made me feel a bit better about things. Perhaps as British Columbians we’re doing as good a job honouring our province at backyard barbeques and visiting its great outdoor. But, should you find yourselves on the Trans-Canada Highway, heading to Golden to golf, or to Salmon Arm for some fishing, slow down and make the sharp turn at Craigellachie and stop for a moment to think about the country our founders forged out of fiscal practicality, back breaking hard work, a hint of scandal, and splashes of gin..” [source]