So what do we mean, "barrel finished" spirits? After all, don't most spirits spend at least some time in a barrel? What we specifically mean by the term is that the spirit has spent at least some time in a barrel that had previously held an unrelated spirit or wine. In this article we introduce just a few of our favorites sorted by "barrel finish" type. Explore, mix, enjoy!
The Irish Coffee seems like the kind of drink that simply exists by default, never having been invented by anyone. But this legendary drink has its own continent hopping biography and family tree that lands us in our very own backyard of San Francisco.