Showing posts with label Denver. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Denver. Show all posts

Friday, April 7, 2017

Williamsburg Distillery Takes Home 2 More Gold Medals

Williamsburg Distillery, located at 7218 Merrimac Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia has just brought home 2 more gold medals from the American Distilling Institute.

  The majority of the employees were up in Baltimore this past week to receive those awards.  Normally GVLN reports on Gloucester news so one may be asking why we are covering news in Williamsburg?  Simple, everyone who works at the Williamsburg Distillery are residents of Gloucester.

The two gold awards are for the Jamestown Gin which is a Genever style Gin or put another way, a whiskey based Gin.  The Gin itself won the Gold.  Now Williamsburg Distillery isn't the only distillery making a Genever Gin.  The second gold medal was won by the Williamsburg Distillery for best in class as well.

  The whiskey base used for creating the multi gold award winning Gin is an American wheat based whiskey.  Ninety Five percent of whiskey's on the market are rye based whiskies.  Only five percent of American whiskey is wheat based which is a milder whiskey flavor profile.  For those of you who love Gin, most Gin you are familiar with is a vodka or pure ethanol based spirit.  The spirit itself has no flavor.  Only the botanical's put the flavor into most of the Gins on the market.  One of the secrets of the Williamsburg Distillery is this, Dr Bill Dodson wanted to stick with grains of the period, well, yellow corn was not one of the grains of the period, Indian corn was. Indian corn has no commercial use anymore except during Thanksgiving with the Indian Corn being used for decoration.  Dr Dodson and his staff worked out contracts with local farmers to supply Indian Corn exclusively for the Distillery.

  The results are numerous gold medals now won by the distillery with the top award being a triple gold won last year for the Jamestown Gin that was won at the Denver International Spirits Competition.  The distillery has also won  numerous gold medals for their rum with 91 points given at the Los Angles International Spirits Competition.  This is a distillery to watch and without question, worth your time to visit and buy some spirits while you are there.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Butane Hash Oil

For the first episode of our show "Weediquette" we went to the 2013 Cannabis Cup in Denver, Colorado, to learn more about butane hash oil, aka BHO, butane honey oil, shatter, dabs, and wax.

Our Notes:  A glance into the future.  How long do you think before it becomes legal throughout the US?  Using butane to extract stronger concentrations of the active constituents?  If you are not willing to drink it, then why would you be willing to smoke it?  Better off with hash brownies.  Anyone watching the fall of the Roman Empire yet?
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Monday, January 6, 2014

Recreational Pot Causes Major Lines In Colorado

Day 46 - West Midlands Police - Cannabis Drugs...
 (Photo credit: West Midlands Police)

"Iraq war veteran Sean Azzariti described his purchase of recreational marijuana -- legally -- as a historic moment Wednesday.

"It's huge," he said at a marijuana store along a light industrial corridor outside downtown Denver. "It hasn't even sunk in how big this is yet."

Indeed, before the 3D Cannabis Center opened at 8 a.m. MT, more than 100 people were waiting in snowfall and cold under gray skies to be the next buyers of recreational pot under a landmark law voters approved in 2012. The dispensary was one of a handful that opened to lines of waiting people on New Year's Day, with scores more expected statewide in coming months."* Ana Kasparian, Cara Santa Maria (Take Part Live), Jimmy Dore (TYTComedy) and John Iadarola (TYT University) break it down on The Young Turks.
Our Notes:  The taxes are only 25%?  Is the state insane?  They should have at least 50% taxes on this.  The people are going to pay it.  Washington is next with legal dope.  It's only a matter of time before it's throughout the country.  Keep it highly regulated and highly taxed as well as all the same policies for getting and maintaining a job in place and there should be little to no issues.   Smoke all you want, but you can never get certain types of jobs.  Simple.  This will also put the spice shops out of the synthetic business but ripe for the real deal.

  Here is a real business opportunity.  Payday loan shops on one side, pizza and sub shops on the other side of the new head shop.  Mom and Pop would be proud.  But why stop there when you can go all out and combine these shops into an all in one market place?  One stop shopping.  Get an advance on your pay so you can buy some weed and pizza.  While your loan is being processed, so can your weed order and pizza or sub order.

FUTURE SHOCK:  Okay, the Mary Jane brownies are a given.  We are going to end up with a new vocabulary with all of this.  Weedza delivery.  That's your weed and pizza delivery.  High Times beer.  That's beer made with weed.  Pot Dressing.  That's salad dressing made with pot.  Mary Jane Milk.  That's the good milk to create strong bones while you relax.  Going green takes on an all new meaning.  Politicians have to come up with a new acronym.  Your a dope is now a compliment.  Pot holes are now donut holes with weed and not some strange road obstruction.  Potato chips are now in competition with Pot Chips.  Growing weeds in the backyard can be considered a dangerous concept, but a great way to get them pulled out if your neighbors are high enough to think it's the smokeable kind.

  Brownie sales take on an all new meaning.  School fundraisers now in danger.  Cheech and Chong movies make a comeback as does the band, Pink Floyd.  Green is the new Green.  Ideas and future business concepts are created but no one can remember them the next day.  Stock market crashes are now funny.

  In all likeliness, growing Mary Jane would become this nation's number one crop as well as export.  Is this the industry coming in to replace all the other industry that has left?  What will this do to the concept of contracts?  Sorry but my buying that car yesterday is void because I was high?  Sorry, I do not have to repay that loan as I was high when I signed the contract?  Will you have to take a drug test to sign a contract?  We have a new set of issues we have not yet begun to explore over this.  
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