You don’t need to speak much Portuguese to recoil in horror when a scan of the booze aisle reveals “Licor de Merda.” Wait, what? “Liqueur of Poop”? Why would anybody drink that?
We’ve scoured the globe to round up a selection of excellent spirits that are currently making a splash in some surprising locations.
Here are some of our picks for the best (and sometimes a wee bit dangerous) hooch choices from around the globe.
Unlike their predecessors, the newest producers aren’t aiming for mass production. Instead, they’re focusing on small-batch products created with premium ingredients that are often organic and locally sourced.