Honey, I’m home! The Old New Flavour

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Honey, I’m home! The Old New Flavour

  1. 1. HONEY, I’M HOME! The old New Flavour Presented by Sebastian Reaburn, Jacob Briars, Lacy Hawkins & Sam Ross (in absentia) Thanks to Dewers, Drambuie and the National Honey Board #honey @cocktailseb @vodkaprofessor @lacyhawkins @samueljoelross @totc Wifi – Download the Tales App and rate the seminar
  2. 2.  Melbourne Cocktail History  Bartender  Pretending to be a corporate exec at Bacardi Australia  Some awards  @cocktailseb SEBASTIAN REABURN
  3. 3.  New York  Global Ambassador  Is actually a corporate exec at Bacardi  Some Awards  @vodkaprofessor JACOB BRIARS
  4. 4.  Portland, Oregan  Beekeeping Family  2 Hives in Portland  Will soon have 2 Rooftop hives in new York  Clover Club & NoMad  8 Years in the industry – whole life with bees  @lacyhawkins LACY HAWKINS
  5. 5.  Ex Melbourne  Milk & Honey  Attaboy  ‘nuff said  Attabeard  Here in spirit only SAM ROSS
  6. 6.  1 part Drambuie  1 part Dewar’s Blended Whiskey  Serve on ice  21 Club New York  Prohibition RUSTY NAIL
  7. 7.  Oldest known sweetener  10-15,000 year old cave paintings in Spain  Civilisation begins with honey  Religious and medicinal ingredient  Oldest fermented product OLD HONEY
  8. 8.  Egyptian hieroglyphs  Honey was used in embalming  Religious ingredient  Ancient Greek coin  Medicinal and food uses  Honey is Kosher, but bees aren’t. OLD HONEY
  9. 9. OLD HONEY DRINKS  Metheglin – honey, alcohol ideally mead, ginger, spices  Wassail – Usually ale, cream, cider, honey, spices, celebratory drink  Athol Brose – honey, porridge (oatmeal), cream, water, whisky  Toddy – whisky, honey, water  Mead – fermented honey, usually up to 6 months fermentation, sparkling or still, with a sour flavour  Sbiten – Russian honey and spice vodka that pre-dates vodka
  10. 10. WHAT IS HONEY?  Honey is simply bee vomit.  Or is it…? 1. A foraging bee gathers nectar from flowers and stores it in their honey stomach. 2. The foraging bee will then fly back to the hive and transfer the nectar over to a house bee.
  11. 11. NECTAR SWAP
  12. 12. T H E H O U S E B E E W I L L T H E N R E G U R G I T A T E T H E N E C T A R I N T O O N E O F T H E C E L L S I N T H E I R C O M B .
  13. 13. WHAT THE FLOWERS DO Sucrose (Table Sugar)
  14. 14. WHAT THE BEES DO
  15. 15. DEHYDRATION  Bees fan the honey with their wings
  16. 16. CAP THE HONEY WITH WAX
  17. 17. THE FULL COMB!
  18. 18.  Fructose  Glucose  Maltose  Sucrose  Water  Other carbohydrates  Minerals  Vitamins – Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, Pyridoxine, Inositol  Amino acids  Acids  Other – nobody knows… CHEMISTRY OF HONEY
  19. 19.  Factors that effect honey: • Weather • Location • The Beekeeper! • The Queen Bee… HONEY IS A TASTE IN TIME
  20. 20. 7 completely different honeys to taste and explore the idea of Terroir in honey. HONEY TASTING
  21. 21. HONEY #1 • Light in color • Thin • Notes of flowers(honeysuckle), nectarines, lychee and bright citrus
  22. 22. HONEY #2  Medium to light in color and viscosity  Notes of dried apple, apricot, chamomile and roses
  23. 23. 2 HIVES 2 HONEYS 2 TASTES
  24. 24. HONEY #3 • Dark Medium-Dark in color • Incredibly thick - crystalized! • Notes of prunes, minerals, chocolate and orange
  25. 25. HONEY #4 • Dark in color • Very thick and medium crystals • Notes of rum, molasses, coffee and black tea
  26. 26.  Melbourne city urban honey  @rooftopbees  Local restaurants and cafes allow them to use their roofs  Venues get a small cut of honey  Supported by the Melbourne City Council  Hard to buy – but you can get a subscription MELBOURNE ROOFTOP HONEY
  27. 27.  Hobart Tasmania urban honey  Hobart wildflower  Big local green initiative towards organic  Small culinary and tourist start ups driving the economy post wood chipping WELLINGTON APIARY
  28. 28.  New Zealand  The healthiest honey in the world  UMF  Related to Tea Tree  Kills multi resistant staphylococcus aureus  Used to treat burns MANUKA HONEY
  29. 29. DIY
  30. 30. BEES
  31. 31.  June 20 2014 President Obama used his Presidential Power of Executive Order to create a national strategy for pollination.  90 days for everyone to agree to a plan for the plan YEZZZZZ WE CAN
  32. 32. HONEY FACTORY OPTION
  33. 33.  2 ounces Dewar’s 12yr Old  ¾ ounce lemon juice  3/8 ounce honey syrup  3/8 ounces sweetened ginger juice  Shake strain over rock  Float a little smoky malt PENICILLIN
  34. 34. WHY USE HONEY  Complex flavour  Natural Maillard reactions  Long sweetness from Fructose and glucose  Contains proteins that are healthy  Supports local industries  Make honey more valuable = better bee research
  35. 35.  2 ounces Bourbon  ¾ ounce Fresh lemon  ¾ Ounce Honey syrup  Shake and Strain over Rock  Whiskey Sour with Honey GOLD RUSH
  36. 36.  2 ounces Gin  ¾ ounce Fresh Lemon  ¾ ounce honey syrup  Shake and stgrain  Lemon Twist  Gold Rush with Gin BEES KNEES
  37. 37.  2 ounces Bacardi Gold Rum  ¾ ounce Fresh Lime  ¾ ounce Honey syrup  Shake and Strain  Goldrush with Rum  Daiquiri with honey HONEYSUCKLE
  38. 38.  2 ounces Bacardi Gold Rum  ¾ Ounce fresh lime  ¾ ounce honey syrup  5 ounces Champagne  Shake and Pour  Tall glass with cracked ice  Honeysuckle with Champagne AIRMAIL
  39. 39. DRINK! TASTING  Honey is the fastest growing new flavour  Driven by mid-price flavoured whiskey innovation  Basically a small amount of honey melted into some alcohol  Is everything called honey honey?  Is this just adding sugar to booze for kids brought up on high fructose corn syrup soda pop?
  40. 40.  An original non-religious honey liqueur  Honey and whisky  Dram Buibhe – yellow drink  ‘The drink that Satisfies’  1909 from a 1745 recipe  Frist liqueur in the House of Lords Cellars  Sent to to soldiers in the Great War  National drink of Antarctica (thanks to NZ)  Prohibition – thousands of cases were ‘allegedly’ set afloat outside the US for bootleggers to retrieve. For free.  21 Club in New York DRAMBUIE
  41. 41.  Blended scotch and honey  Filtered through extra oak  Scotch Malt Whisky Association DEWAR’S HIGHLAND HONEY
  42. 42.  Released in 2003  Vodka with local NZ Manuka Honey  Won a stack of awards  Islay of Honey Spirits  Not available in the US 42 BELOW MANUKA HONEY
  43. 43.  2011 smashed sales expectations  Leading the honey whiskey revolution  Not the first JACK DANIELS HONEY
  44. 44.  Irish Whiskey  From the North…  Irish honey and other natural flavours  Upmarket  Off trend towards premium BUSHMILLS IRISH HONEY
  45. 45.  Not a flavoured spirit  Vodka distilled from honey  Local orange blossom honey is fermented and pot distilled COMB WHITE
  46. 46.  Also called Barenfang  Bear Hunter  15th Century Prussian recipe  Neutral spirit, honey spices  Often made at home in Germany BARENJAGER
  47. 47.  Same botanicals and spices as the green, but different ratio  Loads more honey and saffron  Oak aged  Amazing texture of sweetness  Only 40% abv - 80 Proof YELLOW CHARTREUSE
  48. 48.  2004 Best Cocktail in the World!  Chilli  Kaffir Lime leaf  ½ a lime  1/3 ounce elderflower syrup (or St Germain)  1 ½ ounces 42 Below Manuka Honey Vodka  1 ounce of Jagermeister  1/3 ounce vanilla syrup  Shake it all up and serve straight up with a crazy garnish and a story. KILLER BEE
  49. 49. FUTURE OF HONEY

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