Thursday, July 29, 2010


Received Dabney Rose's distillation booklet (thanks Dabney! -- oooh, the jasmine hydro sample is to die for!) and quickly skipped over the al embic set up part and went straight for the meat of the matter -- distillation and temps, read it as quickly as possible, then set up the al embic and am currently, slowly and carefully, distilling white nectarines for hydrosol. Tasted the first spoonful from the receiver tube and damn near passed out! It is unbelievably delicious. Smells like sweet luscious nectarines. I'm the impatient sort but this stuff is worth waiting for if the entire batch turns out like that first spoonful did.

Nectarine hydrosol. Can you just imagine?

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