BOOZE WITH­OUT BOUND­ARIES

WIDER DIS­TRI­BU­TION NET­WORKS MEAN WE’VE AC­CESS TO A NEW WORLD OF DRINKS. WE RAISE A TOAST TO OUR FAVOURITES

Food and Travel (UK) - - 200 th Issue -

Aperol spritz Now ubiq­ui­tous from Soho to Sun­der­land, the Ital­ian or­ange aper­i­tif is the drink, with sales up 30 per cent this year.

Mez­cal Re­cently made popular, this Mex­i­can spirit is te­quila’s classy cousin. It’s smok­ier and con­sid­ered to have as many nu­ances as whisky.

Aqua­vit Even though it’s been pro­duced in Swe­den since the 1400s, it only lately ar­rived in the UK. Mean­ing ‘wa­ter of life’, it’s best en­joyed as a di­ges­tif.

Sake It’s thought that the Ja­panese rice wine has been pro­duced for nearly 2,000 years; Bri­tain’s first sake dis­tillery opened in Lon­don in May this year.

Ja­panese whisky Just a cen­tury old, Ja­panese whisky has pro­gressed rapidly. In 2013 it beat Scotch in a blind-tast­ing for the first time.

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