Sông Cái’s Lush Gins Embody Vietnam’s Diverse Terroir

The first-ever gin from Vietnam celebrates the overlooked and authentic spirit of the country

Founded by Daniel Nguyen, Sông Cái is the first gin to be made in Vietnam—an accomplishment that seems surprising given that the country’s rich forests that abound with flavorful botanicals ripe for spirit-making. Nevertheless, much of Vietnam’s mountainous landscape is mistakenly associated with rice paddies and deltas rather than vast habitats. To showcase the country’s diverse terroir, Nguyen cultivates Vietnam’s rare heirloom flowers and fruits …

Best of CH 2021: Interviews

10 of the stimulating conversations we've been lucky enough to have this year

There are countless artists, musicians, organizers, scientists, designers and inventive individuals of all disciplines that we admire from afar and, while they say never to meet your heroes, some of the most satisfying and interesting articles we embark on at COOL HUNTING involve conversations with those people. This year, like all those before, we spoke with individuals doing intriguing and valuable things with their talent …

Rosé Wine Pioneer Maison Mirabeau’s Expectation-Defying Pink Riviera Gin

An elegant, herbaceous tipple that's challenging people to think differently about the category

Cocktail connoisseurs and refined spirits drinkers may bristle at the sight of  pink gin, despite its pretty hue. Such coloring often alludes to a syrupy consistency or an overt sweetness, with the latter coming from an infusion of fruits or rhubarb. These “flavored” attributes, however, are antithetical to those of Riviera Gin, an herbaceous pale pink dry gin from the team behind Maison Mirabeau, one of the …