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Matchbook Distilling Co. "Sorted Fortune (Musk Melon Spirit)"

Matchbook Distilling Co. "Sorted Fortune (Musk Melon Spirit)"

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"Sorted Fortune is like the idealistic thesis of Matchbook Distilling Co. Musk melons from local Treiber Farms had grown with incredible aromatics but terrible texture -- not great for eating but perfect for beverage making. There were about 250 lbs -- we pressed them in Dolce, our wine press.

One of our clients was making a batch of bitter that day, utilizing the peels of boxes of fresh citrus -- but nothing planned for the fruit. So into the winepress it went. And the musk melons and citrus co-fermented into alcohol in glass demijons. A week or so later, we added them into the still.

We had whey from White Mustache that had come in some months back -- we had fermented and distilled it, and put it to rest for a later day. Into the still that went. We had made a rosolio with our Sauvignon Blanc eau-de-vie and fresh, super aromatic damask roses. Into the still that went. And speaking of roses, it was beach rose season! So we went to the beach and harvested a 5 gallon bucket worth of fresh beach roses. A peak summer smell. Into the still that went.

Our buddy Greg of Hoppy Acres messaged us about fresh hop leaves. We grabbed a garbage bag full of them and tossed those in the still. And finally, Juniper branches from an organic farm just across The Sound.

A collection of summer things.. a reflection of summer bounty.. a symbiotic relationship with the farms..

Fortune, sorted."

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