The Casamigos tequila company started as an idea by Clooney and Gerber while they were on a trip to Mexico. The duo, along with Meldman, extensively researched to make a tequila that anyone could drink throughout the day without getting a hangover. Interestingly, their discovery was an instant success. Below is a quick review of the three popular tequilas from Casamigos.
Forty Creek whiskey produced a limited release whiskey that allowed the public to take part in the release of the same by allowing people to choose their own numbered bottle. In addition, you can have the bottle signed by the master distiller, John Hall, when you collect the preordered bottles. These limited edition whiskeys are produced on the foundation of the flagship whiskey of the company, Forty Creek Barrel Select. These are basically versions of the flagship whiskey that have spent more time aging in oak barrels.
As per the website of the Absolut Vodka, a person named Lars Olsson Smith introduced a new continuous distillation process in the year 1879. He made use of a continuous still and made a liquor called Absolut Rent Brännvin (Absolute Pure Vodka). The process was new and claimed to offer ultra-pure spirit. Ten years later, the brand Absolut Rent Brännvin was launched in New York as Absolut.
Situated in Inverness, Scotland, the Tomatin Distillery is where the Tomatin 18 Year Old (Single Malt) is produced. As the name implies, this spirit gets aged for 18 years inside refillable oak casks; after that, it is finished inside Oloroso sherry casks. Upon bottling, it holds a 46% alcohol content.
Cognac is a liquor whose production has to be contained inside strict parameters, so long as manufacturers want their spirit to be recognized as a cognac, that is. Primarily, as of 1909, only a drink produced in a specific French region can be rightly called a cognac. On top of this, the grape juice used must come from white grapes that were specifically grown under the cognac label.
The Hennessy Privilege VSOP Cognac is a spirit produced by Jas Hennessy & Co., which is the biggest producer of Cognac today. Founded in 1765, they currently bring out more than 45 million bottles each year. Hennessy Cognac has been famous as far back as 1817, when the then Prince of Wales asked Hennessy House to come up with what he called a “very superior old pale cognac”. This set off a category, which would eventually be referred to as “VSOP”.
Lot No. 40 Rye Whisky is a Corby branded spirit, which hit the market in the 1990's as Lot No. 40 Single Copper Pot Still Canadian Whisky, and was touted as a connoisseur's item. Despite the lukewarm reception at the time, it was re-launched in 2012. Simply put, this whisky is a brute in terms of alcohol content. It is made in small batches, out of rye grain, and then aged for at least 12 years in barrels made of oak.
Black Magic Spiced Rum comes with a fascinating backstory about an ancient sorceress that lived on a utopic island off the African coast. Calamity struck and the island sank, but not before the sorceress distilled the “essence and spirit” of its dwellers into the native drink, which since turned up in many parts of the world right before the rise of many great civilizations.
You probably do not need to be introduced to Tennessee-based Jack Daniel’s and their flagship Jack Daniels Old No. 7. Having steered clear of the bourbon classification, the distillery reiterates that their spirits undergo the famous Lincoln County Process of filtration, where charcoal is used to take out contaminants and flavors before aging.
The Absolut Peppar flavored vodka was launched in 1986, seven years after the launch of the Absolut Vodka brand. In fact, Absolut Peppar was the first flavored vodka in the world.