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Guess that Booze!

by Ben Ellefsen     26. July 2011 11:41

Okay then – new competition / announcement / sort of thing…

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If I told you that these images represented the ingredients of a brand new concoction we’re currently putting together, would you think:

a)    We’ve employed a Wizard.
b)    We’ve finally lost it, and are on the slippery slope towards wandering around Norwich shopping precinct with slippers on our feet and a Cornish pasty in our hand shouting “get away, it’s a bomb”…
c)    There’s some kind of superb boozy concoction lined up for release in the future which we’re going to ask you chaps to guess about?

If you guessed ‘c’, then well done. Well done indeed.

So – based on these ingredients – what on earth could we be making?

First person to guess the correct answer by adding a comment below, and identify enough of the ingredients to make me impressed (this is an arbitrary number, I’ll be honest) wins the very first bottle off the production line, duly signed by its creators.

Ben.

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7/26/2011 4:12:38 PM #

Looks like some sort of gin or bitters! The ingredients are:

Orange peel
Nutmeg
Star Anise
Coffee
Dried cranberries
Bitter orange peel
Cherries
Dates
Raisins
Candied orange peel?
Coffee
Chocolate
Wormwood?
Cinnamon or cinchona bark
Cardamom
Cloves
Vanilla
Myrrh
Nuts (walnut, brazil nuts, almonds)
Licorice
Chestnuts
Pedro Ximinez sherry
Pine essence / distillate
Star of Bethlehem essence / distillate

In With Bacchus United States

7/26/2011 5:20:05 PM #

Yo Ben!

I must admit, I am soooo intrigued. Here are the ingredients from left to right, starting with row 1 and working my way down:

Row 1: Orange zest, nutmeg, star anise, ground cardamon, dried cranberries.
Row 2: Toasted coconut, dried raspberries, dates, currants, candies orange rind
Row 3: Cocoa powder, shreaded tree bark, cinnamon, wood chips, pumpkin seeds.
Row 4: Clove, whole vanilla pod, white raisins, pecans, walnuts, brazilian nuts, loose black tea
Row 5: Dried figs, Pedro Ximenez sherry,candied ginger, Scots Pine needles,Star of Bethlehem bulb.  

I am going to guess that you are attempting to make a batch of fortified wine (like a Carpano Antica) or perhaps a digestif.

Cheers!
G-LO  





G-LO United States

7/27/2011 2:16:12 PM #

D'you know what, you're all so nearly there it's painful...

Okay, if I tell you that the full list of ingredients (left to right, then top to bottom are):

1 Clementine peel
2 Nutmeg
3 Star Anise
4 Allspice
5 Cranberries
6 Dried Orange Peel
7 Cherries
8 Dates
9 Raisins
10 Mixed Peel
11 Cocoa
12 Liquorice
13 Cinnamon
14 Gentian (this one on its own should be a giveaway)
15 Cardamom
16 Cloves
17 Vanilla
18 Frankincense
19 Mixed Nuts
20 Lapsang Souchong Tea
21 Roasted Chestnuts (combine this with the last one's smokiness)
22 Pedro Ximenez
23 23-Carat Gold Dust
24 Pine extract
25 Star of Bethlehem Extract

That should set you on the right course...

Concentrate on ingredients 23, 18, and 14, and I reckon you'll get it in a second.

There's also one more ingredient to come (not pictured, as we're using the tiniest pinch of it due to its overwhelming potency - InWithBacchus has actually got this ingredient in his list)...

Ben Ellefsen United Kingdom

7/27/2011 2:52:04 PM #

Hi Ben

The ingedients are:
Row 1: Fresh Orange peel, nutmeg, star anise, ground cardamon, dried cranberries.
Row 2: dried lemon peel, dried cranberries, dates, raisins, candized orange peel
Row 3: Cocoa powder, licorice, cinnamon, ???, cardamom.
Row 4: Clove, vanilla, white raisins, pecans, walnuts, almonds, brazilian nuts, black tea
Row 5: Dried figs, Pedro Ximenez sherry, ground ginger, Pine needle essence, Star of Bethlehem essence.  

for gin usually sloe and/or juniper berries are used, my guess is some sort of essence for mulled wine, where i come from (denmark) its called gløgg

KR Peer

peer locher Denmark

7/27/2011 5:06:03 PM #

probably its a kind of Angustora bitter then

peer locher Denmark

7/28/2011 11:40:24 AM #

Sounds like a very festive bottle of bitters to me...

James Williams United Kingdom

7/28/2011 12:49:42 PM #

since the ingredients are out already, Herbal Gold Bitter?

Mohit Goyle India

7/28/2011 1:40:29 PM #

Christmas drink of some sorts. Could be a mulled wine, but I'll guess Christmas bitters aperitif.

fearghal Ireland

7/28/2011 2:29:01 PM #

Sounds like a magic potion. A love or youth potion ;)

Franck Debernardi France

7/28/2011 3:39:44 PM #

Yo Ben!

This is killing me! Working on a Master of Malt digestivo that resembles Fernet-Branca?

I need to know! ;)

Cheers!
G-LO

G-LO United States

7/31/2011 10:43:48 PM #

Huzzah!

Yes - I can announce exclusively that what you're looking at is the beginning of the production process of our brand new Christmas Baby:

Master of Malt's Christmas Bitters - with Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.

I think it's probably only fair that all those who've come 'close enough' get a free bottle when they're released, so InWithBacchus, G-Lo, Peer Locher, Fearghal and James Williams will all be notified when they come out, and will get a free of charge, signed bottle Smile

I'll pop a proper post up about it in the next few days. Expect stories from years gone by, tinsel, fairy lights, a guest appearance from Brian Blessed, an explanation of "why on earth we've put all that gubbins in there", and insight from yours truly and 'that handsome bloke off of www.caskstrength.net and whisky magazine' Neil Ridley on how the concept was born.

Ben Ellefsen @ Master of Malt United Kingdom

8/2/2011 3:38:50 PM #

have not got a clue....but assume the PX means you will accept part exchange???

DARREN United Kingdom

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