The Whiskey Professor Bernie Lubbers & Martin Miller’s 9 Moon Gin

October 5th, 2016

Bernie Lubbers is the National Whiskey Brand Ambassador at Heaven Hill Distilleries.  He tells us exactly what it takes for a Whiskey (or other Spirit) to be labeled as "Bonded in Bond".  

Also we speak with Jacob Ehrenkrona and taste the delicious Martin Miller's 9 Moons Gin.
It's the Bartender Journey Podcast Number 184.  Listen with the audio player on this page, or subscribe on iTunesAndroid or Stitcher Radio.
For a spirit to be labeled "Bottled In Bond" it must be:
  • Composed of the same type of spirits and produced from the same class of materials
  • Produced in a single distilling season by one distiller at one distillery
  • Stored for at least 4 years in wooden containers
  • Reduced in proof with by the addition of only pure water to exactly 100 proof
  • The label must bear the real name of the distillery and the plant number where it was produced and where it was bottled
Book of the week:

Cocktail of the Week:
Horses Neck
  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 2 dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters
  • Ginger Ale
  • Long “ribbon” of lemon peel
Directions
  • Using a channel knife, peel a lemon in one long spiral. Twist around your finger or a barspoon to create a coil.
  • Drop the lemon coil into a highball or Collins glass leaving the end hanging over the lip and fill with ice.
  • Add bourbon and bitters. Top up with ginger ale.
(In a pinch, you can use a standard lemon wedge)

Toast of the Week:
May you…
Work like you don’t need the money,
love like you’ve never been hurt,
dance like no-one is watching,
screw like it’s being filmed,
and drink like a true Irishman.
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