Bartender Journey Podcast number 130 show notes.
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Is it really possible to taste the difference between mass produced and craft spirits? I tend to think that, in many cases you can…most especially in Gin and Rye Whiskey. We’ll talk with Nick Yoder from Journeyman Distillery in Michigan.
We also chat with Marco Montefiori, US Market Manager for Amaro Montenegro - recorded at Tales of the Cocktail 2015.
MGP Ingredients, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana is a commercial distillery which since 1941 has been offering alcohol for wholesale purchase. Some brands purchase spirits from MGP and bottle it under their own brand name, (sometimes barrel aging &/or other additional processes before bottling).
1 ¼ oz Gin, (I used Journeyman Distillery’s Bilberry Black Heart Gin)
1 oz Sweet Vermouth, (I used Martinez Lacuesta from Spain
1 oz Campari
Stir and strain into prepared glass.
Garnish with Grapefruit twist.
On the subject of Craft, during Tales 2015 distiller Chip Tate said during one of the seminars “I love Craft. What is it??!” He talks about how it started with beer and the eat local movements. He talked about his barrels and how he checks each & every one personally when it arrives and he says he “learns things from his barrels”.
We also have audio from Tales Of The Cocktail 2015 – we talk with Marco Montefiori, US Market Manager for Amaro Montenegro.
Recipes from Amaro Montenegro’s event at Tales of the Cocktail 2015:
- 1.5oz Amaro Montenegro
- 1.5 rye whiskey
- 1 dash maraschino liqueur
- 3 brandied cherries
Stir all ingredients over ice and strain into a coupe. Garnish with the brandied cherries on a pick.
- 2 oz Amaro Montenegro
- 1 oz sweet vermouth
- 2oz Prosecco
- 1oz gin
- orange bitters
- orange twist
Combine all ingredients in a rocks glass and stir over ice. Top with Prosecco. Garnish with an orange slice.
The Monte Mule
- 2 oz. Amaro Montenegro
- 1 oz. Lime Juice
- 1.5 oz. Vodka
- .25 oz. Peach Liqueur
- 3 oz. Ginger Beer
- Mint Sprig
Toast of the Week: Here’s to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.