Daily News: The Rise of American Single Malt, High-Tech Spirits-Aging

Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere:

– Single malt whiskey, long-associated with the Scottish tradition, is on the rise among American distilleries.

– Sessionable and simple are the defining characteristics of the drink list at Frogtown’s new Mexican barbecue joint, Salazar, where all cocktails are batched.

Craft distillers are pitting technology against tradition as they seek to shorten the spirits-aging process.

– Finally, Rosie Schaap asks whether a book on our national drinking customs can provide any clarity amidst a chaotic political cycle.

[Photo: Flickr/Toukou Sousui]