Texas Silver Star Spirit Whiskey as a Marinade for Shrimp — Not to Dram
My first Texas whiskey was @balconesdistillery Single Malt Whisky that won the 2014 World Whiskies Award for Best Single Malt. It was so awesome that I madly and sadly rushed to buy all crafts Texas. Texas Silver Star said their spirit whiskey was a tribute to the Texas cowboy of the Chisholm Trail. So I incorrectly thought that “Spirit” meant to the spirit of the cowboys, only later to learn it meant “Grain Neutral Spirits” and not whiskey at all!!!
WARNING: After repeal of prohibition there was a shortage of aged whiskey, and so my government created a new category so as to extend whisky supplies; it’s long after repeal. No reason to keep diluting whiskey with vodka and hiding under an arcane law!
SOLUTION: We made our own fireball for cooking - artfully infuse spirit whiskey with cinnamon sticks and arbol chilis, marinate shrimp, add spices and cook in a cask iron skillet drowning in butter. Finally, pair with a dram of Balcones Cask Reserve for an undiluted Spirit of Texas!
Two HASOF Whiskey Co. Shirts, a Freedom Flask, and a Red Koozie-- aw yeah! Pick up the perfect stocking stuffer package today at the website:
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・・・ Griffo Distillery was founded by Mike and Jenny Griffo, a husband and wife team who met through mutual friends while they were both in graduate school. Jenny was studying International Education Development at Stanford and Mike was finishing his PhD in Physics at UCSC.
After finishing his PhD in Physics, Mike immediately did a postdoctoral position with the University of California and a Silicon Valley start-up, where his specialty was printable LEDs. He then got a job as a quantitative analyst for Barclays in NYC. It was working on Wall Street which enabled Mike and Jenny to save every penny they needed to pursue their dream of launching their own #distillery
They love both #gin and #whiskey and from the beginning wanted to create them both. Since gin doesn’t need to age they started with gin! While living in NYC, Mike was distilling in their small Brooklyn kitchen and flooded their bedroom twice! After securing a small business loan they moved to Petaluma, CA and used the whole buildout phase of their distillery to perfect the gin recipe, spending an entire month on distilling straight single sources of juniper botanicals and doing complex taste tests to pick the most beautiful one (hands down it was Italian Wild Grown). Jenny says “I always like to tease Mike that he doesn’t like to do anything easy and that’s why he doesn’t make vodka.”
Mike and Jenny launched their first gin, Griffo Scott Street, in early 2015 and it was awarded a gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2016. They have since launched their Stony Point Whiskey in February of this year as well as a number of small-batch, Limited Edition releases available only at their tasting bar!
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Holding it down tonight at @publicglass pouring some beer, listening to some sweet live music and trying not to get burned by the glass blowers. If you haven’t been to hot glass cold beer you have to check it out #glassblowing
No better time than DC's first snowfall of the season to crack open the latest release of Stranahan's Snowflake, released last weekend. Batch #20 is called Quandary Peak, sticking with the tradition of naming batches for 14,000+ ft. Colorado mountains.
It's definitely warming me up as I watch the flakes fall from my living room. Cheers to not-quite-winter day drinking!
Take the chill off at Silk City Distillers today. We are serving Bourbon Hot Toddies till 5pm. ❄️☕️
@thealeapothecary what if we took a tree and fermented a beer in it, and then distilled the beer into a whiskey and then aged the whiskey in the same tree #treeception@maakies thanks for leaving this behind
In a new High-Proof PDX blog series, we get to know distilleries through chatting with tasting room employees. Here are five questions with Jon Sanchez of @steindistillery. 👆Link in profile.👆 #highproofpdx