7 Spirits to Transport You to the Best Destinations in the World
It's like armchair travel—but with cocktails.
Global travel might be on hold but that doesn’t mean you can’t go places. In fact, when the inspiration is just right, an active imagination can transport you farther and faster than any plane ride ever could. For some, all it takes is the first few notes of a certain song to wrest recall from the folds of the subconscious. Others can twirl a fork into tagliatelle with ragu and immediately end up at their favorite trattoria, under the arcades of Bologna.
For me, a portal appears when sipping certain spirits. Proust’s madeleine has nothing on my preferred drams. Some liquids just genuinely sing a song of place. It works best, of course, if you’ve already seen those places. But it’s hardly a prerequisite. An ideal example is so evocative that it can elicit ‘memories’ you’ve yet to create. Try for yourself. Uncork one of these bottles and find yourself carried away in an instant. Think of all the money you’ll save on airfare.