At Tales of the Cocktail 2022, famend rum and cocktail specialists David Wondrich and Jeff “Beachbum” Berry appeared alongside Maison Ferrand / Plantation proprietor Alexandre Gabriel to share tales of their earlier collaborations. Hosted by Manuela Savona, the TOTC twentieth Anniversary Capsule Assortment occasion featured the origin tales of a number of Ferrand/Plantation merchandise that made their public debut at Tales of the Cocktail, together with 1840 Cognac, Dry Curacao, and Stiggins’ Fancy rum.
With a lucky front-row seat, I captured key moments on video and shared them on my Cocktail Wonk YouTube Channel. Every is between two and 6 minutes and will get proper to the purpose.
Plantation O.F.T.D. Overproof
For extra backstory and technical particulars on O.F.T.D., don’t miss my deep dive.
Stiggins’ Fancy Pineapple Rum
Dry Curaçao Yuzu Late Harvest
Naturally, Ferrand took the chance to announce one more product, Dry Curaçao Yuzu Late Harvest. It’s comparable in packaging to the mainstay Dry Curaçao. Nonetheless, everybody who’s tasted it (myself included) says it’s noticeably completely different than its predecessor whereas nonetheless firmly within the Curaçao camp. It’s a restricted version for now; simply 900 bottles made and given away or offered in New Orleans. But when historical past is any information, and given adequate curiosity, it’d seem on retailer cabinets sooner or later.