It’s been a long day in a new city. The sun is going down, you’ve found a fantastic little bar, and all you want to do is to try the local spirit. However, you have no idea what it is. Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who has stuck to the familiar while travelling. We love trying new cuisines, but we get a little bit freaked out when it comes to the strong stuff. Forewarned is forearmed, so educate yourself on the many spirits available in the world, including those you won’t easily find in the United States.
As a disclaimer: These spirits are not widely available in the US in your everyday, neighbourhood bar. There will likely be (very cool) bars in America that serve them — but it’s still better to try them in their countries of origin where you can get the full cultural context.