Malcolm Gin

Malcolm Gin

Berkeley

Spirits and Distillation

  • Collector
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  • Enthusiast
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  • Hobbyist
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  • Mixologist
Types
Nut Liqueurs, Honey Liqueurs, Herbal Liqueurs, Flower Liqueurs, Chocolate Liqueurs, Coffee Liqueurs, Fruit Liqueurs, Canadian Whiskey, Classic Vodka, London Gin, Absinthe, Distiled Cider, Armenian Brandy, Armagnac, Cognac, Soju, Mezcal, Tequila, Aged Rum, Spiced Rums, Premium Rums, Overproof Rums, Light Rums, Flavored Rums, Gold Rums, Dark Rums, Cachaça, Shochu, Nut, Spice, Herbal, Aromatic
Focus
Tasting, Home, Home

Part of my love of food extends to my younger exposure to science, and they mix in my experience with mixology, bitters-making, and related experiments and arts.

Personal Statement

I have a background in Chemistry. I have a B.S. in Chemistry, and I did some graduate work in Physical Chemistry but did not finish that degree. In non-scientific life, I’ve always been sort of predisposed to and interested in spirits, mixology, and distillation. I only wish distillation were actually legal to do without special licenses and facilities in the US. But I’m a great admirer of mixology and am a dedicated amateur cocktails buff. Almost every Sunday we have cocktails with Mom in the evening. My BarNotes profile catalogs many, but not all, of my cocktails. Some are bog-standard. Others were modified to suit what I had on hand, or to suit my guests’ tastes. When I’m flush, I’m always on the lookout for new tastes, liqueurs, digestives, bitters, liquors, and cocktail recipes.