John Fogerty, of Creedence Clearwater Revival fame, gave a label to “Rockin’ All Over The World.” He could have been singing about spirits. Gin, whisky and vodka are all finding a global perspective and finding tastemakers in the process.
Check the following categories for proof:
You read that right. The country known for whisky has adopted gin. Example: Shortcross is a classical Gin style but with a unique twist, best described as floral meadow, wild berries and grassy notes. It is smooth with an exceptionally long aftertaste and finish. This is achieved through the use of fresh apples, elderberries and wild clover distilled with other botanicals including juniper, coriander, orange peel, lemon peel and cassia.
It is a hot and humid island. Therefore, the whisky has a special taste. During germination the barley secretes the enzyme “diastase” which makes the starch in the barley soluble, thus preparing it for conversion into sugar. Throughout this period the barley must be turned at regular intervals to control the temperature and rate of germination. It has won multiple awards.
Vodka in Nevada
“I dreamt this brand up. I woke up one morning. I know it sounds cliche, but I woke up one morning picturing this vodka that looks and feels Tahoe,” says Founder and CEO of Tahoe Spirits and Tahoe Blue Vodka, Matt Levitt.
It took a little over a year to go from idea to a solid product. The bottle design captures the blue waters of Lake Tahoe. Matt says he also carefully planned the taste of his drink. “Sat down with the master distiller there. Showed him the bottle and said, ‘I’m looking to create a vodka that captures the essence of Lake Tahoe and I want the liquid to be unusually smooth. Clean finish and easy to drink to help further embody that vibe,” Matt said.