Swedish Small-Batch Gin Ógin Benefits from a Culinary Touch

Chef Jón Óskar Árnason sources hand-picked botanicals, sometimes from his own garden, for this inspired spirit

For chef Jón Óskar Árnason, inspiration for Ógin—a liquid seasoned with raw ingredients sourced from Sweden’s forests, that tempers juniper’s zing with the sweetness of rare arctic raspberries—struck while he was visiting distilleries in Scotland a few years ago. He was taken by how some distillers use raw (not dry) ingredients for their batches. “The way I look at raw materials and botanicals, I know …

Eight Enchanting Design-Forward NYC Bars

From a sky-high cocktail bar to the return of a downtown icon and a luscious piano bar

For those who like to dine out or drink well, there’s so much to be excited about in NYC. Many longtime favorites—from Dante and Katana Kitten to Bemelmans Bar and The Terrace at The EDITION Times Square—weathered years of uncertainty. Erstwhile, a number of new venues opened their doors and welcomed guests to inviting, innovative and impressive spaces. Though the list is ever-growing, the following eight …

Volcán De Mi Tierra’s Limited Release Blanco Smoke Tequila

Originally a San Diego exclusive, this lush liquid is now available across California

From Volcán De Mi Tierra comes a new small-batch, handcrafted tequila that affirms the brand’s position among the liquor category’s most inspired pioneers. The limited release Volcán De Mi Tierra Blanco Smoke has been produced from 100% blue Weber agave, harvested in the Highlands. It’s also undergone two distillations in copper pot stills. It’s a distinct 10-day finishing in rare peated single malt whisky barrels (from another …