Good rum lends itself well to sipping as well as mixing in a classic or adventurous cocktail. “The versatility of rum is incredible,” says Leah Howard of H&H Distillery.
Kala Brooks of Top of the Monk and Chall Gray of Little Jumbo share a wee dram of knowledge about the pride of Scotland.
To the uninitiated, gin is sometimes thought of as little more than juniper-flavored vodka. Local experts give some insight on the summery spirit’s many variations and applications.