Traveling in Italy, Liquid Riot owner Eric Michaud fell in love with Fernet-Branca. So he and brother/head distiller Ian Michaud worked out their own version.
Maine Juice Co. owners Tim and Michelle Nickerson cold-press their juices and they don’t pasteurize, both to protect fresh-fruit flavor and to preserve nutrients.
Northern Lite has an alluringly hazy amber complexion and a fortifyingly grainy, earthy flavor — a refreshing bridge between micro and macro brewing styles.
Some 20 years ago, Richard’s wife, Jean, gave him a hobby winemaking kit. Two years ago, the couple opened a winery on the farm.
In beer, hops balance against sweetness, impart flavor, and have a preservative effect. What happens if a brewer just leaves them out?
It’s unnerving that most fruit-flavored vodkas are as clear as water. But the blueberry vodka at Split Rock Distilling is the color it ought to be.
If there’s a more versatile potable out there, we’d be mighty surprised.
Its cozy notes of bourbon, chocolate, and toffee warm our bellies on cold, windy evenings.