Without the efforts of Compass Box creator John Glaser, the world of Whisky wouldn’t be quite the same. A lover of literature and wine, John Glaser has challenged assertions about flavor and providence in Whisky. He’s continued to fight for transparency in the wake of much controversy. And now, with the latest release of Myth’s and Legends, he takes almost a textbook approach, but not exactly. We chat R.E.M., art, and influence.
Spirits like Cognac and Armagnac are world renowned treats. But did you know that they are Brandies just like Pisco or Calvados? In fact, most Cognac bottles used to read “Brandy de Cognac”. As the globally recognized cachet of “Cognac” grew, the verbiage was dropped. Brandy is a delicious category filled with rich cultural tradition and massively contrasting terroirs. I created the following infographic to help understand a bit more about Brandy across the globe. This is a good start, but there are even more varieties of Brandy…