Move over rum—gin is poised to finally stage a takeover as the ultimate summer spirit.
Not only is the juniper-derived liquor lighter and more refreshing, with a citrusy undercurrent that makes it ideal on a hot day, it’s widely perceived to be infinitely more sophisticated than rum. Which means, it’s the perfect go-to for discriminating imbibers who don’t groove on sugary, tiki-esque tipples, furnished with umbrellas and sipped out of coconuts (not that there’s anything wrong with that).
So as a timely kick-off to the season, we invited Sipsmith to take center court at our latest Collective event on Monday, June 18, at Pier A Harbor House. Being based in London (as essential to the drink’s popular identity as Champagne is to champagne and Cognac is to cognac), the distillery served as seemly ambassadors, to our crowd of assembled, drink-interested members.