Interview: Lost Lantern Whiskey Founders Nora Ganley-Roper + Adam Polonski

Two uniquely qualified whiskey lovers on a quest to bottle independent spirits

In 2018, Nora Ganley-Roper and Adam Polonski embarked upon what they refer to as their “great whiskey road trip.” The couple (now married) toured 50 distilleries across dozens of states in the US for eight months straight. This was more than passionate immersion into a hobby; it pertained to an idea they had that stemmed from their professional backgrounds: Ganley-Roper as a sales manager at …

Interview: Lobos 1707 Tequila + Mezcal Founder Diego Osorio

The Chief Creative Officer on storytelling, his place on the shelf and everyone's place at the table

A glimpse at the agave spirits section of most liquor stores will reveal crisp, clear spirits and amber, aged iterations—all of which marry respect for tradition with a quest for the future of quality. As the category booms, it continues to crowd but rarely does a new liquid warrant attention quite like Lobos 1707. Founded by Diego Osorio, the luxury brand drew considerable attention upon …

Five Cocktails That Support the Cosmic Spirit of Hendrick’s Gin’s New Lunar Expression

Master Distiller Lesley Gracie produces a second limited edition liquid from her Cabinet of Curiosities

To accompany the first full moon of the year, which took place 28 January, Hendrick’s Gin released their Lunar limited edition in the US (it had its UK release earlier), as well as a moonbathing kit. With floral notes derived from botanicals that thrive at night, Lunar is the second spirit to be produced from master distiller Lesley Gracie’s “Cabinet of Curiosities,” an herbaceous wonderland …