In Episode 5 of The Drinkable Globe Podcast, I drop by Boston Harbor Distillery and catch up with founder & CEO Rhonda Kallman, whom you might remember as the co-founder of a little ol’ beer brand called Samuel Adams. You’ll definitely want to bring a pen because she recommends a number of great drinking spots throughout Boston. She’s a lifelong Bostonian and a veteran of the local bar scene, so it goes without saying that she knows what she’s talking about.
It’s always a bit like Christmas morning when the Distilled Spirits Council hosts its annual media and analyst briefing in New York. And the haul of goodies was just as bountiful this year as in past years—well, if you’re like me and you consider a year’s worth of category-specific spirits sales figures “goodies.” Read the rest of this entry
I wrote this for the latest edition of the American Craft Spirits Association‘s e-newsletter. Thought I’d share it with you, as well.
It’s hard to believe that yet another year is behind us. If 2017 proved anything, it’s that these are indeed exciting times to be in the craft spirits business. And that’s going to be doubly true in 2018. Here’s a look at some of the big spirits trends to keep an eye on in the new year.