Mezcal is sometimes treated like tequila’s evil twin. For many drinkers, mezcal is not as refined as many aged tequilas and is rougher in composure, sentiments derived from its strong, sour, and smoky characteristics.
Say “single malt,” and usually the next word to roll off the tongue is “scotch.” However, single malts can be made almost anywhere, with Ireland, Japan, and the United States being three of the most notable producers outside of Scotland.
Vermouth is perhaps the most misinterpreted beverage in the United States. In its present form, the fortified wine has been around since the mid 18th century, when it was created in Turin, Italy, as an aperitif with medicinal effects.
From April 2 through 5, collectors, connoisseurs, and other serious sippers of single-malt scotch and related spirits will be able to sample some of the world’s rarest ultra-premium whiskies (most valued at more than $300 per pour) alongside their master blenders and brand ambassadors.