On February 12, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DiSCUS) presented their annual report about the state of the spirits industry in America. The key talking points were not shocking to most industry-watchers: the current trade wars are devastating for American Whiskey producers; the premium and super premium sectors are booming; and the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBTRA) is a win, but more work is needed.
- Base Spirit Gin
- Preparation Shaken
- Flavor Refreshing
- Served On the Rocks
Created by Chris Bidmead of Blue Quarter in New York, NY for the Caorunn Gin 10 Year Switch competition.
“Dedication to hand foraging and sourcing ingredients shows a true love of craft. Taking inspiration from Caorunn Gin, I wanted to use ingredients that highlight the foraged botanicals in the gin as well as local ingredients from New York,” Bidmead The apple brandy brings in apples from New York/New Jersey where the syrup brings up the dandelion highlighted in Caorunn. The name ‘5 From Home’, comes from the distance that a dandelion seed can travel.”
- Combine all ingredients except soda into a tin.
- Whip shake, and strain over fresh ice into a Collins glass.
- Top with soda.
- Garnish with Dandelion flower