Welcome back folks! This week we take a look at the slow rise of Paris’ craft cocktail scene, Elephant Gin releases a new (stronger) gin, and Heineken launches two craft beers in hopes of getting non-craft beer lover’s attention. It’s a wacky world we live in!

The Blood and Sand cocktail is one of the most successful drinks making use of Scotch whisky. At the same time it's a bit of a mystery.

Arrack is one of the most mysterious and oldest spirits. Stemming from South Asia this ancient distillate recently experienced a bit of a comeback in bars.

Ever since man invented the art of the mixed drink, cocktail creations have become extremely popular, just to sink into oblivion a decade later.