Digging In, Episode Four

By Natalie Bovis · Photos by Stephanie Cameron

In this episode, I share one of my passions and the crux of my work as The Liquid Muse, by giving you a glimpse into the wonderful world of distillation. This visit to Los Luceros Distillería in Alcalde reveals the bloody-and-thundering history behind Taos Lightning whiskey. The Digging In team demonstrates how to dance with the New Mexican green fairy as we taste Brimstone absinthe with owner and mastermind, John Bernasconi. Is it simply Santa Fe woo-woo to filter through crystals? How does aging barrels outdoors through all four seasons affect the booze within? With the holidays approaching and home entertaining on the upswing, you will not want to miss an overview of some of the best booze west of the Mississippi!

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