It is going to be a fun busy weekend starting with JOAN RIVERS show tonight at Hippodrome Theatre, capped off by a cocktail at ALEWIFE.
Need I say more. Ok, I will. Before she has another surgery in which she might not live, I want to laugh my face off! Can't wait!
Saturday will bring the Annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival in Timonium, put on by Team Greg Nivens of Trigger Agency. Come over for some down-home, Southern-fried, good times. Beer, Bourbon, Barbeque, Bacon and more! See their site www.beerandbourbon.com . Note: it is rain or shine under tents.
Then I will come home to work on my taxes-- yeah, right!
Sunday Daypart, I have been invited to an an exclusive vendor-only wine tasting where I am free to sip, swirl and swallow up to 100 wine and spirits with industry leaders. I have been asked not to disclose the details.
Sunday 25th eve will round out the weekend with an event running from 7 to 10ish at Bad Decisions' with guests enjoying the talents of mixologist John Reusing, 1928 Fleet St Baltimore. Three craft distillers will be in Baltimore to share their fabulous products along with their local distributor, The Country Vintner.
1. Ed and Laura Tiedge, owners and distillers, from Comb (still the one distillery) will be highlighted with cocktails 100% made from honey so gluten free vodka, gin and a white dog type honey spirit all from Port Chester, New York. COMB is distilled from honey whereas most vodka is made from corn, wheat or potatoes. "We believe that the vodka you produce is only as good as what goes into it, so we start our process by making a wonderfully light and dry honey wine," Comb tells us.
2. Also in attendance will be Joe and Jules Legate, owners and distillers, of Ridge Distillery making a beautiful gin with home grown botanicals and foraged Angelica and two amazing styles of absinthe out of Kalispell, Montana. Yup, gonna have some Ridge Distillery Absinthe Blanche “An Amazing Blanche” it is called.
3. And finally, Kristian and Kimberly Naslund, owner and distillers, and Christopher McKay (owner) of Dancing Pines Distiller out of Loveland, Colorado. We will be featuring cocktails with their Chai Liqueur, Brulee Caramel Liqueur, Black Walnut Liqueur and bourbon whiskey.
All Dancing Pines Spirits undergo a slow, temperature controlled fermentation with
proprietary yeasts strains. Head distiller Kristian Naslund distills each batch on two artisanal pot stills. Careful attention is given to the spirit throughout the process, this results in a clean quality spirit. The founders made the decision early on to use whole ingredients in all of their products.
Deciding to use only real ingredients & whole foods in Dancing Pines products, whether it’s whole spices, tea leaves or cane sugar certainly doesn’t make the job any easier but it results in quality spirits that reflect the pride of the makers.
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