An opinion piece from the Craft Spirits Magazine published in the US discussing what will be the "next big thing" in Spirits.
I find it interesting that tastes differ so much between countries and regions. The article states that "Americans have been resistant to a Gin revival". Say what? If so, they are the outlier in this with global sales of Gin expected to grow by 7% per year to 2025, having seen double digit growth in some prior years. In Australia Gin sales are forecast to grow by 6% per year, and at Magpie we plan to be a part of this with our existing three award-winning Gin expressions and more planned for the future.
As to the writer's view of the next big thing - he suggests Brandy or maybe Tequila. In regard to the latter, be on-trend and try Australia's only paddock-to-bottle Mezcal from Black Snake Distillery, just up the road from Magpie in Narrabri NSW. They make amazing Spirits that are absolutely worthwhile trying.