5 spirits crafted by world-class bars you need to try
World Best Bar
Jul 19, 2021
26 November 2020
Just like Netflix pivoted from simply broadcasting productions to making them too (and really good ones, at that), some of your favorite bars have been dabbling in crafting their own spirits, to stellar results.
Here are the ones we feel you shouldn’t miss.
St George Atlas Orange Gin
Our friends at Singapore bar Atlas partnered up with Californian distillery St George’s Spirits for the creation of this truly special, citrus-forward gin, made from Seville and Bergamot oranges and Valencia orange blossom.
The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey
New York City’s The Dead Rabbit’s Belfast-born founders collaborated with The Dublin Liberties Distillery’s master distiller to launch this five-year-old blend of Irish single malt and grain whiskeys, first aged for five years in seasoned Bourbon casks, and finished in small virgin American oak barrels.
The Connaught Bar Gin
Created in-house, The Connaught Bar Gin uses a classic London gin recipe as its base, with botanicals including juniper berries, coriander seeds, liquorice, angelica root and orris root. The twist: it also features Amalfi lemon and Bordeaux red wine.
Beaufort Bar Vodka
The Savoy’s Beaufort Bar partnered with Northern Ireland’s Boatyard Distillery on this 43% ABV vodka made from wheat, Champagne yeast and water, with an expression said to have a “creamy, smooth character with a blend of sweet savoury flavours and notes of beeswax”. Best served in mixed drinks such as Martinis, or neat at room temperature.
Copperhead Gibson Edition
The Gibson released their savory-led gin last year in partnership with Belgium’s Copperhead Distillery, made with 5 Copperhead botanicals and 13 spices traditionally used in pickling such as pepper, allspice and fennel. Perfect to give your G&T or your Martini an interesting savory twist.