Jared Brown, master distiller of Sipsmith gin, tells me he has been interested in alcohol since he was six years old. “I was doing my first distillations by the time I was 10.” Weren’t his parents concerned? “I grew up in the ’70s,” he says. “It was considered precociousness, not bad parenting.”We’re sitting in a small, tin-roofed garage in the London neighborhood of Hammersmith, where Brown creates Sipsmith’s London dry gin using strictly traditional methods.
Bend over!” Those aren’t the exact words the old lady uses: She’s speaking Russian. But her meaning is clear. I brace my naked body against the bench in front of me, and she starts to hit me with a bundle of branches. A few seconds later, someone else joins in, with an exhortation that I can only assume means “Harder!”Ever since I entered the sauna two hours ago, coyly clinging to my towel, I have surrendered entirely to these fleshy, bossy matriarchs.
The meet-and-greet for solo cruise passengers, on my first evening aboard the Seabourn Quest, was not a roaring success. I was the only one there. On the other hand, the Quest’s social hostess, Rebecca, seemed thrilled. “Normally I never get anyone,” she confided.
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Selecting a term
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