Spirits: Small Batches, Artisanal or not so much

The liquid containing ethanol and water that is distilled from an alcoholic liquid or mash — often used in plural. Any of various volatile liquids obtained by distillation — often used in plural.

Other Merriam-Webster definitions that we could attribute to our artisanal and small batches to:

  1.  An animating or vital principle held to give life to physical organisms
  2.  The immaterial intelligent or sentient part of a person


Recent Spirits Posts:

1507, 2015

Absinthe Minded?

Evil green fairy! Do you remember these awful stories about depraved people in late 1800’s drinking absinthe and loosing their mind because of it? Well as it turns out, its hallucinogenic properties were badly exaggerated, but still caused its ban in several countries from 1915 on. The elixir of the bohemian [...]

1507, 2015

Flavored Vodka

Flavored Vodka...Why not? It's the Season of Flavors. What could be better than an icy cold cocktail while you're sitting on the deck, in your garden , or by the pool ? Anything you make yourself is more delicious - let's face it. Here's how to make the most of [...]

1804, 2015


Hampden Rum aged 22 years "Hampden Distillery is the only distillery in Jamaica that specializes exclusively in the making of Heavy Pot Still rums. It prides itself in the Art of making High Ester Rums from knowledge handed down "from generation to generation using fermenters made more than a century [...]

1604, 2015


Capovilla Rhum Rhum Liberation Rhum Rhum is born out of the collaboration between Luca Gargano of the Velier importing company, Vittorio Capovilla master distiller, and the Bielle distillery located on Marie-Galante, a small almost untouched island of Guadeloupe. The quality of this Rhum Agricole is  the direct result of the [...]

2803, 2015

Next spirit trend

Rum run. Rum has always tended to favor and flavor rebellion, from the pirates and buccaneers of the seventeenth century to the American Revolution onward. Sugar and rum pretty much introduced globalization to a waiting world, tying together Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the Caribbean in a complex alcohol-dependent web [...]

2603, 2015

Essence of Barrista

FIRELIT Just when you thought that Kahlua was the end of the road and that nobody would attempt to mess with coffee liquor, you have people approaching that segment with a great attitude. Or should I say the only attitude permitted to curious people. These guys take the raw material [...]

1601, 2015

Black Dirt Single Barrel Bourbon

Black Dirt Single Barrel Bourbon Limited quantities and availability on this unique release from Warwick Distillery. We just received a very limited amount of 375 mL of their single barrel edition which Jeremy and his team was kind enough to share with us (after bottling yesterday). This will be the [...]