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Smoked Clemencello Liqueur

I enjoy smoky elements in my cocktails, and one great way to introduce smoke is to infuse it into the liqueur itself. Smoking the clementine skins in this case before infusing them into the vodka is one of my preferred methods because it provides a more natural smoke taste while it balances the flavor between […]


Orange Bitters

Orange bitters are a staple for cocktails, and a perfect selection for those who have never made their own bitters and want to experiment. I used Will Budiaman’s recipe from the book “Handcrafted Bitters , Simple Recipes for Artisanal Bitters and the Cocktails That Love Them.” I recommend adding this wonderfully informative book to your […]


Boyd & Blair Professional Proof 151 Primer

Boyd & Blair Professional Proof 151 was developed to be the ideal base for crafting house made liqueurs, bitters, tinctures and infusions. I realized that there was a need in the market to have a spirit with an extremely clean base that would not impart any harshness to the final product; one that would infuse […]


Introduction to the Over Proof Laboratory

Hello, My name is Barry Young and I am a distiller and former pharmacist. I distill some of the best white spirits in the world including over-proof versions of my flagship spirits – Boyd & Blair Professional Proof 151 and BLY Rum 105 Proof Silver. I have always believed that just because one CAN distill […]