There are few gin drinks quite as refreshing as the Gimlet, and none that can be made so simply. A character in Raymond Carver’s The Long Goodbye describes the drink thus: “A real gimlet is half gin and half Rose’s lime juice and nothing else.”
“At the beginning of last week The Lobo removed ‘Plantation’ from our name in solidarity with BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) in the Caribbean rum industry and around the world,” said owner, Jared Merlino.
Irish whiskey is in boom times not just here but around the globe, selling something like 11.4 million nine litre cases of the stuff across the world in 2019, up from six million in 2010. But what is Irish Whiskey? How is it made, and how is it defined?