Next time you're in Mendocino, go to the MacCallum House and order one of Tony's elderflower martinis! you'll be happy you did! (^_^)
Enjoy these Drunken Botanist articles, folks. I have the feeling we are seeing a free version of the next excellent book from Amy Stewart in the works, one chapter at a time. Again with this article, she has brought eloquent words to the importance of drinking well. Thank you Amy; keep up the good work.
Love keeping it simple. Grab a bottle of your favorite spirit and enjoy it over the perfect cooling component. We couldn't agree more about the care and delicate balance of flavors that goes into preparing a fine bourbon or gin. The last thing you want to do is throw in tap water ice and impart undesired flavors.
Elegance is simplicity. Simplicity is hard.
A martini with lemon peel? A boozy Christmas without egg nog? How low have fallen the standards of the NCL. Fire columnist Amy Stewart immediately. Hire me.
I was fortunate enough to visit Leopold Bros. this summer on a trip to Denver. They're operating out of a tiny, nondescript office park in the Denver suburbs, but what they're doing is incredible. I brought back a bottle of their Maryland Rye... which is supposedly hitting shelves again this fall.
The apple whiskey was completely amazing.. and I'm not much of a flavored whiskey fan. Their cherry liqueur is to die for... I have a bottle of that squirreled away. Look for Leopold Brothers to take over! I've been bugging local liquor stores to carry them, but to no avail (so far).
While a hard apple cider company sounds good for Humboldt Co., I've always thought an apple pie business, fresh and frozen could use the delicious apples that grow so well locally.
I recently tried muddling some peaches in a bit of Dry Fly Bourbon out of Washington State, I will say that peaches and bourbon, especially theirs are a match made in heaven.
I have done some work for St. George Spirits, and agree that their products are top notch. Thanks for sharing with the masses, Amy!
"The Drunken Botanist"!!! Awesome title. I'd buy it for the title alone!!!
"After all, if you’re not much of a drinker, the bottle will last forever, and if you are a drinker-well, you’ve made the commitment, so drink good booze."
If drinking had 10 commandments, that would be one of them.
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vol XXVI issue 9
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