White Light launches Hot Rum Cow Issue 11

This week sees the release of the 11th issue of White Light’s own drinks title Hot Rum Cow and this time it’s The America Issue.

After passing the milestone 10th issue we decided it was time to give the title a bit of a service and regular readers will notice a few tweaks to the design here and there and the introduction of a few new regular features. The new regulars cover two things very close to our hearts – pubs and design, and one thing that’s close to no one’s – the hangover. 

Even a little lick of clean paint like this can make a big difference and give a real renewed impetus to a magazine and within the team there’s the feeling that this is one of the best issues we’ve produced.

When you’re trying to bring something of the sense of a place to an issue nothing beats having writers’ ‘boots on the ground’. For this issue we took a trip to New Orleans and Charleston and commissioned writers working from the deep south in Alabama to the frozen north-west of Canada.

We found there are no half measures when it comes to alcohol and the USA. Few countries have had a more complex relationship with the delightful/demon drink. They have loved it, they have hated it, they have tried to ban it, they have killed for it.

Here’s what to expect from the issue, which is available now from the Hot Rum Cow shop.

  • The long road to Prohibition: Charting the USA’s love-hate relationship with alcohol
  • Lost Spirits: Meet Bryan Davis – distiller, heretic, resurrectionist, mischief-maker, tinkerer with time and scourge of the barrel
  • Drop a hop bomb on your home: Recreating American craft beer classics in your own home
  • No City for Saints: A 36-hour hit-and-run on the USA’s biggest cocktail festival in New Orleans
  • The last juke joint: Another wild night in Alabama’s last juke joint with its remarkable proprietor, Mr Gip
  • Nice ice, baby: Insulin, instant mash, Wonderbras, ice cider … let’s raise a glass to the latest great Canadian invention
  • Find your style: Sip it, shoot it, mix it – the best in Bourbon