HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. — Humboldt Distillery, a producer of award-winning organic vodka and spiced rum, recently released HUMBOLDT’S FINEST vodka infused with cannabis sativa. The product is now available throughout California and Colorado just in time to enjoy in (legal) 420 celebratory cocktails.
Humboldt’s Finest, one of the first spirits of its kind available to the public, begins with a unique botanical aroma and ends with a smooth finish. With its appealing herbal character, it makes an ideal base for today’s innovative cocktails. Humboldt’s Finest is 80-proof and available in 750-ml bottles at a suggested retail price of $29.99.
“Humboldt’s Finest doesn’t have the THC that you’d find in marijuana, so it’s not going to get anyone in trouble with the law,” says Abe Stevens, founder of Humboldt Distillery. “It does, however, retain an herbal and aromatic quality reminiscent of fresh cannabis, which inspired us to create two brand new specialty cocktails to showcase its unique flavor.”
Humboldt’s Finest is a result of consumer demand, as the original organic vodka grew in popularity, Stevens found many consumers asking him to add some of the ‘local flavor’ to their alcohol. Because of recent changes in US law, Stevens was able to meet that demand.
Humboldt’s Finest uses a local and legally grown hemp, only recently authorized with the passage of the 2014 United States Farm Bill, which distinguishes it from marijuana by requiring a THC content less than 0.3%. The food-grade hemp used for infusion is from some of the first legally grown crops in the country since prohibition.
HUMBOLDT’S FINEST COCKTAILS
1.5 oz. Humboldt’s Finest
.75 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
.5 oz. honey syrup
2 hearty sprigs of fresh thyme
Dissolve 2 parts honey in 1-part hot water, allow to cool. At bottom of cocktail shaker, add 1 sprig thyme and muddle, add Humboldt’s Finest, lime juice and honey syrup. Shake vigorously, strain into double old-fashioned glass with ice, garnish with a hearty thyme sprig.
1.75 oz. Humboldt’s Finest
.25 oz. Green Chartreuse
.75 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
.5 oz. simple syrup
¼ of a small yellow bell pepper
Fresh oregano (3 leaves plus one stem for garnish)
Add 1 heaping Tbsp. chopped pepper to shaker, muddle well, add 3 slightly smashed (use fingers to release oils) oregano leaves,Humboldt’s Finest, Green Chartreuse, lime and simple syrup. Add ice and shake vigorously, strain into cocktail coupe. Garnish with oregano sprig and cut pepper diamond.
About: Founded 2012, Humboldt Distillery launched its brand with organic vodka and spiced rum. Last month, the company released Humboldt’s Finest, and will soon release its organic malt whiskey and aged rum. Humboldt Distillery products are distributed by Young’s Market Co. and Breakthru Beverage Group.
Holly Hansen Public Relations
SOURCE Humboldt Distillery