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The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

Apr 29, 2021

In this stimulating still dialogue with Dr. Eric Stroud of Mohawk Spirits Distillery, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • The differences between traditional and vacuum distillation - that is, distillation that takes place in the presence of high heat vs. distillation that takes place at room temperature but under high pressure.
  • How Dr. Stroud secured a grant from the American Distilling Institute that allowed him to fabricate and test ancient still designs found in alchemical and medical texts from the Renaissance and Enlightenment.
  • What it’s like to test glass stills with zig-zags and coils and chambers that seem to be in all the wrong places.
  • The implications of Dr. Stroud’s compelling test results for the craft distilling community, as well as what new experiments are on the horizon.
  • The virtues of working with native North American fruits and berries,
  • What to drink with a late Renaissance alchemist,
  • And much, much more.

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