What’s Old Is New Again

Thanks to the current spirits & cocktail craze, producers & importers have been unearthing ancient spirits that were nearly extinct. Sometimes they were extinct & have been brought back to life. And sometimes they have become terrible shadows of their original incarnations but are now being made in their more original glorious forms. I just tasted through a bunch of products from Tempus Fugit Spirits including some Fernet, Quinquinas & Crème de Menthe. Who new Crème de Menthe could be delicious? Apparently there is historic precedent for a fantastic mint liqueur & these guys have nailed it. It’s a strange new/old world…

Dave Herman is a Certified Specialist of Spirits and a native New Yorker.