A Crimson-Colored Gin and Punch for Fall

Boodles' new Mulberry spirit offers weight for seasonal change

In addition to improving the overall quality of the mixed drinks we consume, the craft cocktail movement has opened the American market not only to the storied classic cocktails of old, but also to once-thriving product categories. One such subdivision is sloe gin—a lower ABV liqueur (still hefty at 60 proof) created by soaking blackthorn (known as sloe) in distilled gin. Over a century ago, …

Spirit Works Distillery

The husband and wife team on their secret family recipe and “grain to glass” philosophy

by Heather Stewart Feldman In Sonoma County wine country, Spirit Works Distillery is laboring over something quite different to sip on. Dreaming of working with their hands, making a product that was authentic and sustainable, husband and wife team Timo and Ashby Marshall dedicated themselves to learning the craft of artisan distilling, and now make craft vodka, gin and sloe gin. Working side-by-side in their …