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In my studies of water in spirits and cocktails, I picked up the book Whisky on the Rocks: Origins of the 'Water of Life' by Stephen and Julie Cribb. The book is about the geography of Scotland and how that influences the water sources for scotch whisky. It turns out Scotland's geology is pretty varied between very old (2900 million years) and new (60 million years), with large faults that divide the country into different areas, rift valleys, metamorphosed Dalradian rocks, schists, volcanic islands, and more. I don't know what most of those words mean either. Distilleries in Scotland draw... Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

While I will try not to get too much into the eco-impacts of mailing bottled water around the world while researching water in spirits and cocktails here on Alcademics, I thought this large campaign was rather interesting. The Whole World Water Campaign is a charity project where instead of hotels selling commercial bottled water, they filter their own using a Vivreau filtration system and put it in a special, recyclable bottle. The hotel charges for the water and gives 10% of the profits to the charity fund that goes to support bringing drinking water to communities without access to it.... Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

I am excited to announce the launch of the Water Project on Alcademics, which will run for at least the next four months. I'll be researching such topics as: Water basics, types of natural water and its properties Water in fermentation and distillation Water sources used in distillation around the world Tap and bottled waters Dilution of spirits with water to bottle strength Dilution at serving time and the Bourbon and Branch concept Carbonated water (both natural and man made) Mineral waters and how to make them at home Water in cocktails such as Whisky Highballs And much, much more.... Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

Today's post is an excerpt from the new book Craft Cocktails at Home: Offbeat Techniques, Contemporary Crowd-Pleasers, and Classics Hacked with Science by Kevin Liu. The book is heavy on the science, which is awesome. And you can download the Kindle version for free Thursday, February 28 - Saturday, March 2. Liu gave me permission to reprint a huge section on water, which is below. Thanks Kevin! Transform Tap Water into Magical Alpine Fairy-Water STOP. Walk over to your sink, pour yourself a glass of water straight from the tap. Taste it. Does it taste delicious? Like fairies extracted dew... Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.