Exciting times are soon to be had by all obscure classic cocktail drinkers in the State of Washington. Eric Seed of Haus Alpenz was in town yesterday and has informed me that the following products are either in Seattle already (waiting to go on shelves) or on the way. Even better, they are all reasonably priced from $15.78 – $31.56 (the eau-de-vie being by far the most expensive, but worth it as it is darn tasty).
1. Zirbenz Stone Pine Liqueur of the Alps
2. Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot Liqueur
3. Rothman & Winter Crème de Violette
4. Rothman & Winter Orchard Pear Liqueur
5. St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
6. Hayman’s Old Tom Gin
7. Pear Williams Purkhart Alto Adige Eau-de-Vie
8. Blume Marillen Apricot Eau-de-Vie
9. John D. Taylor’s Velvet Falernum
10. Batavia Arrack van Oosten
11. Lauria Alpensahne Alpine Cream Liqueur
12. Nux Alpina Walnut Liqueur
Look for them on your shelves at a store near you (or at the very least at Store 101 in Seattle) and start making proper Aviations, Self-Starters, Corn N’ Oils, None But The Braves, Boomerangs, and finally, at long last, an Old Tom Martinez.
On another note, a little birdie told me that Robert Cooper of St. Germain Elderflower fame will be releasing his Crème Yvette and Forbidden Fruit very soon, and that some of it will be available at this year’s Tales of the Cocktail.
I almost forgot, Ted Breaux was also in town yesterday with news that his Jade Nouvelle-Orleans absinthe will soon be available in the US. To find out about the twenty-something other absinthes that are already here or on their way, click here.
Exciting stuff indeed!
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