I am honored and excited to be a speaker at the 2018 South By Southwest conference on March 13, 2018 !
The panel topic will be Disruptive Tech in Your Home Cannabis Kitchen and I’ll be joined by
SHANEL LINDSAY from Ardent
Hot Toddy Time!
Frosty weather is coming quickly and in keeping with his German heritage, Klaus has a fire burning in the fireplace to take the chill off the morning. Mornings in the old house are usually punctuated by the sound of crackling fires in the dining room fireplace. Comforting and warming, a nice fire is taking the chill off the air out in the garden.
Although it’s still warm during the day, the mornings can be rather chilly!
Ginger Beer is a highly personal thing. Since the USA is a melting pot of cultures and countries, so to is the art of ginger beer. There are ginger beers that span the globe, from Los Angeles (Birthplace of the Moscow Mule, to Moscow, Russia (where they’ve never even heard of such cocktails) to Bermuda (where it’s mixed with caramel colored rum) to the deck of your armchair- watching America’s Cup videos while sitting in your easy chair, to Cleveland, Ohio- birthplace of the Pickett Brothers- founders of Pickett’s Ginger Beer.
Over there, out on the perimeter of the inter-webs, a great deal of information is being disseminated and accepted by the masses as the only way to do very important- yet completely misunderstood things pertaining to Cannabis. There are dozens and dozens of internet magazine articles and books on the market that explain how to make infused foods- but have you seen any about infused beverages? Probably not because there are very few tested ways to infuse spirits safely with THC. It’s always advisable to start with small amounts of Cannabis when infusing, then build up from there in a thoughtful manner. It’s easy to scan over the reams of misinformation and accept it as correct- especially if this misinformation is on the internet! This can be a real problem when dealing with Medical grade Cannabis, primarily because of the expense. Organic, lab-tested Cannabis is extremely expensive and the afflicted will not want to make any cooking mistakes with their hard earned money. Now, the availability of ultra high quality, microprocessor controlled machinery, such as the MB2E, has succeeded in making life easier for the end-user. The MB2E is such a product that has broad-reaching flexibility, especially when it comes to infusing craft spirits with fully decarbed THC for medicinal purposes. There has to be an easier way to do this task that the slow-motion infusion process that clogs the inter-webs. Each method has its time and place, but the MB2E method is far superior.
Sherryfest is returning to New York!
Some notes from this weekend’s ‘Virtual Cruise of Scotland
Single Malt Tasting’
Whisky or Whiskey?
What is Single Malt Scotch?
McClelland’s Lowland Single Malt Scotch.
Hazelburn 9 year (Barolo Cask)
Talisker 10 year Single Malt
Bruichladdich Classic Laddie Unpeated
Caol Ila 12 year Single Malt
If I was to suggest several must haves for Father’s Day, I would recommend some items that are esoteric, yet attainable on the national market. And why my recommendations? I have, according to many, the abilities as a “taste-maker” so please allow me that small slice of an opportunity to share some of my Father’s Day gifts for the home cocktail bar.
Bartenders and mixologists love the versatility of STROH. At the Miami Rum Festival 2015 (USA) we met a dedicated mixologist who calls himself the “Cocktail Whisperer” and who is known among American mixologists for his special cocktail creations.
Warren Bobrow, who is a dedicated fan of STROH, has written several books (e.g.”Bitters and Shrub Syrup Cocktails) and hundred magazine articles globally. He knows how to present the smooth STROH aroma in drinks and we are delighted to share some of his cocktail creations with STROH on our website.
Where to buy Warren Bobrow’s books: