Nicotine

Nicotini - Tobacco Infusions

For some reason bartenders are drawn to the idea of infusing spirits with tobacco. After my post on the Bar Sorcerer, where I made a statement that “tobacco infusions are a bad idea” I’ve had a number of people ask why? The simple answer is toxicity, but that answer doesn’t provide the details intelligent bartenders are looking for, so in this post I’ve expanded on… [Continue]

Cyanide in Apricot & Cherry Pits

Even before I wrote the maraschino cherry post, a number of people had asked me whether the quantity of cyanide in fruit pits / stones (apricot, peach, cherry, etc.) was significant enough to harm someone and whether there was a way to remove the cyanide from the kernels. Since the world has a fascination with deadly ingredients, let's talk about the toxicity of fruit… [Continue]

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RT @DavindeK: @JamieBoudreau @dsoneil Sorry Jamie, this is categorically not true. Also, we NEVER add any GNS (by law).
.@singleminded @JamieBoudreau yes, I agree! American blended whiskey had those rules post prohibition to stretch whiskey stocks
.@JamieBoudreau I'm going summon the expert @DavindeK for his research on this
.@JamieBoudreau I hope you aren't quoting Embury about GNS, he was wrong and all Canadian whisky must be 3 years old drnk.ca/1IEmrBY
.@JamieBoudreau yes, the regulations are loose, but most Canadian distillers don't add flavouring, except Canadian Mist.
.@JamieBoudreau @canadiancreed most Canadian whiskies are 100% whisky, I can only think of one that is not.