From citrusy mezcals to complex rums, here are some of Shannon Mustipher’s current go-tos.
One gets the idea that with Van Brunt Stillhouse, unlike other Brooklyn distilleries, it’s never certain what the public will get from year to year.
Giants have a funny ability (or, perhaps, curse?) for becoming oddly invisible–or, at least, not considered closely. Especially if that giant is a well-known, massively distributed spirit in a land where the trend is that the tinier in production and more homespun the story, the more imbibers want to sip it and hear the tale told. But everybody starts somewhere, and when you know the story of Bacardi – a name synonymous with Puerto Rican rum – it might surprise you to learn that it began on a different island entirely.