Dear Curious Reader,
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Dear curious reader,
Did you ever imagine how spirits from the past taste like ? Sour ? Sugary ? Herbal ? Low or High proof ?
How to find out ? If you do not have access to old manuscripts a good solution would be to meet Guillaume Ferroni (more HERE). The Marseilles-based bartender and distiller has not only knowledge but also a great collection of antique books (with many old liquid recipes) and on the top, he did put old spirits alive again.
In this post, I’m reporting of a recent talk he gave at the Cocktail Spirits Paris 2017 : follow me into the most fantastic archeological liquid journey !
Dear curious reader,
I promised you last week to give you a glimpse of a presentation I did at Destille Berlin on April 1st, 2017. I talked about women distillers. And I started back to 1200 BC...
It consists in a clear distillate of Muscat of Alexandria wine & Singani is the undisputable national alcoholic beverage of Bolivia.
Yes. Mahon is a wine distilled Gin made only on the island of Menorca, off the Spanish coasts in the Mediteranean sea.
How come ?
Here is the explanation by one of the most famous producer XORIGUER (with a picure of a bottle above)
Menorca is a Mediterranean island which belonged to the British crown over 200 years ago, for most of the 18th century. Thousands of British sailors and soldiers were stationed on the island in those days. They frequented the local taverns, but they were unable to find the liquor that was fashionable at the time in their country: GIN. Soon some Mahon craftsmen, found a solution to the problem. They would import juniper berries and produce gin on the island, using wine alcohol from Mediterranean vineyards.
Source : HERE
Did you drink Mahon ? Do you know other producers except XORIGUER?
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