Liquor made from figs, honey, maple sap, and other unusual sources

Most hard liquors are made by fermenting the same old grains - wheat, rye, or corn. But any grain, fruit, or starchy vegetable can be fermented. In fact, any source of sugar or starch can be. I’m intrigued by alcohol made by fermenting unusual things. Below, I’m presenting a list of liquors made from uncommon sources. The alcohol is not flavored or infused with these things - it is literally made from them.

All of the liquors I list here are commercially available. Unfortunately, they’re almost always put out by tiny distilleries with limited distribution. Getting them can be tricky. (I’ve found that Drink Up NY carries lots of obscure liquors, and their prices are steeply discounted.)

Bee - vodka made from honey. Website.

Cîroc - vodka made from grapes. Website.

Comb - vodka, gin, and brandy made from honey. Website.

Fair - vodka made from quinoa. Website.

Harvest - vodka and brandy made from apples, and brandy made from pears. Website.

Industry Standard - vodka made from beet sugar. Website.

Mahia - cognac made from figs. Website. Article.

Pau Maui - vodka made from pineapples. Website.

Primitiv - vodka made from organic spelt. Website.

Spike - vodka made from prickly pear cactus pads. Website. Article.

Vermont Gold - vodka made from maple sap. Website.

Vermont White - vodka made from milk sugar. Website.

4 Orange - vodka made from oranges. Website.

If you know of other liquors that belong here, please let me know. (My email is my first and last name as one word, at Gmail.)

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You don’t have to write a book in order to reflect reality. You can also write a book to create reality. Most teen readers, I found, understood this, because they were living their lives to create reality, not merely reflect it.

Author David Levithan, echoing E. B. White’s insights on the role of the writerreflects on the legacy of his groundbreaking Boy Meets Boy ten years later. (via explore-blog)


Reminds me of something William Burroughs said: “The purpose of writing is to make it happen.”

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thenearsightedmonkey:

If William Blake were alive and producing his work in 2013, how would we categorize it? Would we think of it as alt comics?  A graphic novel? Why?

What did they call it in his day?

Extra Credit Question: What did they call ‘photographic memory’ before photography?

William Blake, graphic novelist. Like.

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Emily Dickinson Online Archives

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Every poem, every manuscript, every letter, the books she read, photos of her belongings … pretty much every object having to do with Emily Dickinson has either gone online recently or will be getting posted soon. Here’s a guide to the digital Dickinson renaissance:

Emily Dickinson Archive at Harvard University [link]: In fall 2013, Harvard University posted its Dickinson holdings (the most extensive in the world), along with those of other institutions and collections. All the handwritten manuscripts and fascicles, plus the complete contents of the definitive editions of her poems (including variant versions). As well as supplementary material, advanced search functions, and the ability of users to annotate online.

Emily Dickinson Collection at Amherst College [link]: The university of Dickinson’s hometown has posted all of its manuscripts, including 497 poems and 305 letters. Has some search functionality, with more tools and features being added as time goes on.

Dickinson Family Library, 1810-1977 [link]: Ongoing effort to scan and post every page of all volumes in the Dickinson family library, including Emily’s Bible. (Information about this effort is here.)

Dickinson Family Artifacts [link]: Harvard’s inventory and photographs of 68 pieces of furniture, glassware, jewelry, and other items from the Dickinson household.

Recreating Emily Dickinson’s Gardens [link]: Interview regarding the New York Botanical Garden’s 2010 show that recreated the Dickinson family home’s extensive garden, where Emily spent many, many hours. (A video is here.)

[Photo: Mural at West Cemetery in Amherst. From inAmherst.com.]

—Russ Kick

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Purisimo Corazon de Maria, The Immaculate Heart of Mary. Attributed to Leoncio Asuncion y Molo (1813 -1888) Filipino


Head, hands, and Immaculate Heart are ivory. Gold thread used in the clothing.

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The Mother

Purisimo Corazon de Maria, The Immaculate Heart of Mary. Attributed to Leoncio Asuncion y Molo (1813 -1888) Filipino

Head, hands, and Immaculate Heart are ivory. Gold thread used in the clothing.

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The cover of Penguin’s latest edition of 1984 by Orwell.

The cover of Penguin’s latest edition of 1984 by Orwell.

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"In a famous 1939 study conducted by the Rockefeller Institute, a thousand rats were fed a diet equivalent to that of the average American. The rodents developed 39 different diseases of affluence akin to those seen in the human populace. Another thousand rats were fed a calorie-restricted, raw-food diet modeled on the ascetic customs of a long-lived tribe in the Himalayas. Not one rat in the second group became sick in two and a half years."

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Ukrainian Baroque at Kiev Pechersk Lavra.
> By Jennifer Boyer.

speciesbarocus:

Ukrainian Baroque at Kiev Pechersk Lavra.

> By Jennifer Boyer.

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"Gospel of John" by Rick Griffin.
Yes, that Rick Griffin. The one who pioneered psychedelic rock art with his iconic posters and album covers for the Grateful Dead, the Jefferson Airplane, et al. The one who also gave Southern California surfer culture its look, then went on to become an underground comics pioneer by joining the Zap collective at Robert Crumb’s invitation. Griffin converted to Christianity in 1970 - becoming a Jesus freak, in the parlance of the times - and much of his art after that was overtly religious. It gets the least attention of any aspect of his oeuvre, but some argue that he hit his technical and visionary peak with this work. Some can be seen here.

"Gospel of John" by Rick Griffin.

Yes, that Rick Griffin. The one who pioneered psychedelic rock art with his iconic posters and album covers for the Grateful Dead, the Jefferson Airplane, et al. The one who also gave Southern California surfer culture its look, then went on to become an underground comics pioneer by joining the Zap collective at Robert Crumb’s invitation. Griffin converted to Christianity in 1970 - becoming a Jesus freak, in the parlance of the times - and much of his art after that was overtly religious. It gets the least attention of any aspect of his oeuvre, but some argue that he hit his technical and visionary peak with this work. Some can be seen here.

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Emily Dickinson’s only surviving dress, photographed by Annie Leibovitz

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Emily Dickinson’s only surviving dress, photographed by Annie Leibovitz

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