Fred Moore, Humboldt Craft Spirits

Bankers by day and distillers by night — Fred Moore and Dave Tierney from Humboldt Craft Spirits are working with Master Distiller Michael McCoy to produce Blue Lake Vodka — their flagship product.  Of course it makes you wonder if you are tasting your product at night, how do you count the money in the morning?  They assured me that they ask their customers to do the tasting and give them feedback…probably the safest route!

Listen here and check out their website!

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Abe Stevens, Humboldt Distillery

As expected the elephant in the Humboldt County living room has appeared in another Food for Thought episode.  Cannabis infused vodka, AKA Humboldt’s Finest — like we all didn’t know it was coming.  Certainly it is going to be on almost every gift list this next holiday season.

However, it does make us wonder if this is just a novelty item with a limited run, or if it will be a regular in a “traditional” Humboldt County gift box — cuddling up against a block of Loleta Cheese.  With all of the herbal essences that infuse various vodka brands these days, this could have some POTential — and get the idea that you will feel the psychoactive effects of Cannabis out of your head — there is only enough THC in the hemp (the very first legal batch grown in the U.S. following the 2014 Farm Bill) to barely register on the Cannabis Meter.  So what is next for cannabis infusion?  I guess the better question is — what isn’t?!

Listen here for an interview with Abe Stevens

Humboldt Distillery, Abe Stevens

Update!  We are pleased to announce that the Organic Vodka was awarded a gold medal at the highly respected 2014 Denver International Spirits Competition held this month in Denver, Colorado.  Congratulations to Abe Stevens and Humboldt Distillery!  They are also offering a spiced rum too…rum yum!

My husband was all smug when he came home and told me there was a distillery in Fortuna — usually I know about the food and drink businesses before he does.  A little scooping around on the internet and I had enough info to give Abe Stevens a call.  The business is Humboldt Distillery — it’s the vodka with the crab on the bottle…most common question he is asked?  is it crab-flavored vodka? — of course not!  Coming soon rum and brandy — but in the meantime you can check out his website — and the interview

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