Rum is ubiquitous in many booze lovin’, sugarcane growin’ regions of the world. From the Philippines to the West Indies, sugarcane juice and its byproducts are fermented and distilled into the 400-year-old spirit. The world’s top-selling rum by volume is the Philippines’ Tanduay, but the spirit has immense cultural importance across the Caribbean.
The Western frontier is equal parts geographical destination, era, and myth for most Americans. Notions of the so-called Wild West conjure evocative hyphenates; we envision hard-scrabble folks carving out lives in punishing conditions, rife with dust-filled saloons and hard-drinking cowboys. This folklore inspires odes by Willie Nelson and Will Smith, and decades of films, television, and […]
When distiller couple Connie Baker and Carey Shanks were raising funding for their hybrid distiller-inn in Colorado, certain investors reportedly questioned the concept. Brewery hotels from the likes of Dogfish Head and Stone Brewing are ascendant, and many Old World wineries historically offered lodging. Standalone spirits labels, however, rarely invite guests behind closed doors — let alone […]
Los Angeles has developed a reputation, one that’s rather unfair. Traffic jams, celebrity DUI’s, and gluten-free eateries have become the unwarranted icons of the West coast metropolis. But L.A. is also home to something that’s been somewhat forgotten: gauzy, glittering old Hollywood, the essence of yesteryear’s black and white movies. Between L.A.’s contemporary doggie clothing […]
The fall harvest is an exciting time in the wine world. It’s the culmination months of hard work in the fields and the beginning of what the winemakers hope will be an incredible wine. But those grapes don’t pick themselves. During the harvest, it’s a group affair at the vineyard as workers and volunteers come […]