Seedlip, The Non-Alcoholic Spirit

Two copper-pot-distilled, handcrafted liquids lending the illusion of alcohol

It almost seems unnecessary to say, but there are many alternatives to drinking alcohol. None, however, offer what Seedlip does. Producer in copper stills just like a premium alcohol, Seedlip is a non-alcoholic spirit quite reminiscent of gin. With no sugar added, and no artificial additives, there are two iterations: the Spice 94 and the Garden 108. The former is a bit warmer, employing all …

Six Summery Cocktails

Four ways to reimagine the use of gin, plus a vodka and rum cocktail to round it all out

It’s easy when summer rolls around to default to the good old gin and tonic. That said, it’s far from the only way to maximize the spirit’s freshness. After surveying multiple venues in NYC, we found four gin drinks that truly reimagine the way it’s consumed. But for anyone who’s over gin as a go-to summertime spirit, we’ve also got a simple-to-make vodka cocktail that’s …

Four Pillars Gin

Launching today in the States, this world-class Australian-made spirit is almost too drinkable

Australia’s world-class, award-winning gin-maker Four Pillars is pragmatically named. The superfecta for their incredibly drinkable small-batch gin is this: copper pot stills (made by Germany’s CARL), fresh Yarra Valley water, botanicals (many of which are native to Australia) and plenty of love. The founders—Cameron Mackenzie, Matt Jones and Stuart Gregor (better known as Cam, Matt and Stu)—are passionate, perhaps even obsessed, about gin. They put …

58 Gin

New to London's blossoming distillery scene, a spirit born from pure curiosity

London continues to nurture its blossoming distillery scene with more and more small operations launching, as spirits now enjoy the artisan renaissance previously reserved for beers and microbreweries. One of the latest contenders is Hackney Downs’ 58 Gin. Mark Marmont—who founded the company—has had a varied career, working—among other things—as a dive master, short order cook and in laboratories. After moving to London from Australia, …

Three Superb Spirits Employing Surprising Materials

A vodka produced with hops, an oak-aged gin and a barreled Boulevardier for your liquor shelf

On a recent trip to indie food and drink specialty shop Mouth, in NYC, we discovered a bunch of curious creations that hadn’t crossed our path before. After leaving with plenty of products to taste, three struck our attention for their unique approach to taking the familiar and abstracting it with new materials. From one of the best pre-bottled cocktails to an eccentric vodka and …