After a considerable – ahem! – incubation period, the first issue of Hot Rum Cow is now available. 100 pages long, and printed on lovely matt stock, in a slightly quirky size that ensures it won’t quite fit snugly into your bookcase, the magazine is our first dip of many into the history and culture of alcohol. A whistlestop tour through the sordid history of gin; a reflection on a penchant for taxidermy and other high jinx chez Brewdog; a profile of Belfast’s finest gin palace; a trip round the Sipsmith distillery; an interrogation of the Puppini Sisters’ drinking habits; the story of Zorokovich vodka; tips on foraging for free booze; a look at the love-hate relationship between women and beer; a guide to some of the more unusual grape varieties heading your way… all this and more, much more, you’ll find in the first issue.
Hot Rum Cow magazine is an independent publication for people who are fascinated by great beers, wines & spirits – and the extraordinary stories behind them. The Hot Rum Cow magazine is named after a warm cocktail made from rum, milk, brown sugar and nutmeg. Some people love it, others don’t get it – and that’s exactly the sort of magazine we are publishing. Hot Rum Cow magazine was published four times per year by White Light Media (Edinburgh).