The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

The Modern Bar Cart Podcast is a weekly discussion of the tools and techniques that make great drinks. Hosted by Modern Bar Cart CEO Eric Kozlik, this cocktail podcast gives great information for home bartenders and industry professionals alike. If you’re looking to take your cocktail game to the next level, this is the podcast for you.


episode 188: Reviving Ancient Stills with Dr. Eric Stroud

In this stimulating still dialogue with Dr. Eric Stroud of Mohawk Spirits Distillery, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • The differences between traditional and vacuum distillation - that is, distillation that takes place in the presence of high heat vs. distillation that takes place at room temperature but under high pressure.
  • How Dr. Stroud secured a grant from the American Distilling Institute that allowed him to fabricate and test ancient still designs found in alchemical and medical texts from the Renaissance and Enlightenment.
  • What it’s like to test glass stills with zig-zags and coils and chambers that seem to be in all the wrong places.
  • The implications of Dr. Stroud’s compelling test results for the craft distilling community, as well as what new experiments are on the horizon.
  • The virtues of working with native North American fruits and berries,
  • What to drink with a late Renaissance alchemist,
  • And much, much more.

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 2021-04-29  1h4m