Devil’s Botany is London’s ‘first’ absinthe distillery

East London-based producer Devil’s Botany has become the city’s ‘first’ absinthe distillery. Devil’s Botany has released its first product: Devil’s Botany London Absinthe, which has been bottled at 55% ABV. The first batch comprises 750 bottles, priced at RRP £40 (US$54). The absinthe is made from British wheat spirit and 14 botanicals, including English and Swiss grand wormwood, green anise, fennel seed, devil’s claw root, lemon balm, meadowsweet, peppermint and elderflower, among other herbs and…

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The Speciality Spirits Masters 2020 results

The interest in speciality drinks such as vermouth, aquavit and low- and no-alcohol expressions has rocketed. Our latest blind tasting sought to reward niche spirits for their high quality. The lower‐ABV trend that has captivated consumers worldwide has had a positive effect on the speciality spirits sector, leading curious consumers to discover more about vermouth and apéritifs. And the continued popularity of classic cocktails such as the Negroni has created strong demand for bitter‐flavoured products.…

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The Speciality Masters 2019 results

Speciality spirits such as aquavit and absinthe have carved out a real niche for themselves in the industry. Add ready-to-drink expressions to this list and it meant our annual competition was full of surprises. Many of the world’s more niche spirits categories, historically confined to local markets, are increasingly finding a global audience. Curious consumers who want to discover more about the tastes of other cultures are exploring spirits such as aquavit, grappa and cachaça,…

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