dinsdag 15 augustus 2023

Grob Vays Hunt (Dirty White Dog, Israeli edition)

Indulging in my hobby for a span of over 8 enriching years, I find myself in a realm of contentment. Throughout this journey, I've embarked on a delightful array of experiences that once seemed beyond the realm of possibility. Venturing across borders, I've wandered through the picturesque landscapes of France, Spain, and Italy, all in the name of my passion.
My hobby has unveiled an assortment of captivating moments, including immersing myself in workshops that unravelled the art of whisky blending. A captivating memory involves being immersed in the world of wine menus, cocktail menus, and even try out restaurant menus, an honour that never ceases to amaze me. Reflecting on this journey, it's hard to pinpoint any notable sources of frustration, though a flicker of curiosity remains.

I've been granted the privilege of sampling an eclectic array of spirits from various corners of the world. Yet, often, these encounters have centred around commercial offerings or carefully curated cask samples. What truly stirs my intrigue is the unadulterated essence of these spirits – the 'new make' spirit, freshly born from the distillation process. This delicate elixir, the true soul of distillation, remains safeguarded by many distilleries, a treasure rarely shared even in the context of workshops or distillery visits.

Gone are the days of clandestine moonshine; however, a refreshing exception can be found in distilleries like Milk & Honey, nestled in the heart of Tel Aviv, Israel. Here, a spirit of innovation and openness thrives. A spark of interest from enthusiasts, and they readily bottle their New Make spirit.

In the ever-evolving landscape of media, Belgian television screens are currently graced by the presence of series spotlighting Jewish families. This trend presented an opportune moment to craft a libation that pays homage to the distinctive Israeli spirit. Enter the scene, with the "Grob Vays Hunt” (Dirty White Dog), a tantalizing concoction that offers a Moonshine-inspired twist on the classic Dirty Martini.

Grob Vays Hunt 

60ml M&H New Make
20ml Dry Vermouth
5ml Simple Syrup
A dash of olive brine (Feeling adventurous? Explore with different pickle brines)

Combine all the ingredients in a mixing glass generously filled with ice.
Stir the mixture gracefully for 15 seconds, allowing the flavours to harmonize. Strain the elixir into a chilled Martini glass, a vessel of elegance. Garnish this masterpiece with a solitary green olive, a symbol of both tradition and innovation.

As I savour each sip of the Grob Vays Hunt, I'm reminded of the remarkable journey that has unfolded through my beloved hobby. A journey that has taken me across borders, into distilleries, and now, into the realm of mixology, where creativity intertwines with tradition. So, as I raise my glass, I celebrate not only the spirits that have quenched my thirst but the endless possibilities that lie ahead in my cherished journey. 

With this drink, I also salute my friend Glenn, who is leaving his position at Cinoco Spirits to explore new opportunities. Without the endless support of this dedicated spirits professional, my blog would not have attracted the audience it marks today. Thank you, Glenn, hope to see you again soon. 

Disclaimer: All pictures and texts are copyrighted by Geert Conard and Esito Consulting unless stated otherwise in the article. While some items might have been gifted by the producer or distributor, these are in no way paid promotions or recommendations.

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