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Jonathan Drew Starts new Spirits Venture “John Drew Brands”

Jonathan Drew Starts new Spirits Venture “John Drew Brands”

Jonathan Drew, founder of Drew Estate cigars, has announced his plans today to enter the spirits industry with his new venture, “John Drew Brands.” The company will focus on spirits, craft beverages, and food.

koval couple whiskey barrels cellar

Koval Whiskey: Austrian Distillery Tradition in Chicago

Robert Birnecker dreamed of taking Austria’s time-honored distillery tradition to the United States. His Koval brand has achieved that dream – though not with Old World-style fruit brandies, but by producing distinctly New World whiskeys. Two years after the company’s founding, his creations already won several awards.

marzadro espressioni teroldego 6 years bottle

For the Afternoon: Marzadro Espressioni Teroldego

An extraordinary example of barrel-matured grappa. The fruity sweetness, merging with the bitter almond and mild woody tones on the tongue, is the ideal starting point for a distinguished encounter. A Primeros Nicaragua Maduro by Davidoff, with its texture of spicy toast boosts the liquid interaction between fruity sweetness and woody aromas.

ximenez spinola very old pedro ximenez bottle

Complex Sherry: Ximénez-Spínola Very Old Pedro Ximenez D.O.

Who needs a dessert? This complex single variety sherry brings with it everything you need – aromas of a luxurious plum juice, harmonious fruity acidity and dark chocolate. And with it, an Aniversario No. 1 by Schuster ensures an exciting expansion of the range of aromas.

blaauwklippen potstill brandy brandy 8year bottle

Surprising: Blaauwklippen Potstilled Brandy

The surprise from South Africa. This delicate brandy produces a nose of dried apricots, apricot jam, acacia honey and hints of spice and wood. It goes excellently with an El Rey del Mundo Choix Supreme, whose mild and spicy, creamy, slightly sweet texture boosts the spirit’s fruity notes.