Episode 24

Published on:

18th Sep 2020

Episode 24: Humboldt's Finest

Episode 24 features Humboldt's Finest, a hemp infused vodka from California. Distilled from organic sugar cane, it's bottled at 40% ABV, or 80 proof. Drinks a bit like a gin!

Enjoy this episode with some of Humboldt's Finest.

Humboldt's official website: https://humboldtdistillery.com/

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 2010 - Abe Stevens attends a spirits conference, nurturing the idea of a distillery of his own
  • 2013 - Humbolt Distillery's first product goes on sale
  • 2017 - Humbolt's Finest wins a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2019 - 1,000 cases sold

Key Cocktails:

Humboldt's Finest is a great substitute for gin, but try it in these two featured cocktails.

Hemp Highball:

1.5 oz Humboldt’s Finest

1 oz jasmine simple syrup*

.5 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice

Sliced cucumber

Seltzer water


Combine ingredients in a highball glass with ice, top with seltzer water, garnish with a slice of cucumber, and enjoy.

*To prepare jasmine simple syrup, create a strong tea using 3 jasmine green tea bags and 1 cup boiling water. Combine 1 part hot tea with 1 part sugar, mixing until dissolved.

Green Gardens:

1.75 oz Humboldt’s Finest

.25 oz Green Chartreuse

.75 oz fresh squeezed lime juice

.5 oz simple syrup

1/4 of a small yellow bell pepper

Fresh oregano (3 leaves plus 1 stem for garnish)

Add 1 heaping tbsp of chopped pepper to shaker, muddle well, add 3 slightly smashed (use fingers, to release oils) oregano leaves, Humboldt’s Finest, Green Chartreuse, lime and simple syrup. Add ice and shake vigorously, strain into a cocktail coupe. Garnish with oregano sprig and cut pepper wedge.


Thanks again to Abe Stevens, Founder of Humboldt Distillery for taking the time to speak with me for this episode, and sharing his stories with me.

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Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur
Podcast dedicated to drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits.
Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur is a podcast for anyone that enjoys distilled spirits!

Built on the premise of drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits, each episode features consistent tastings and much more. The featured spirit's backstory is covered, including history of production, marketing, availability, notable events for the spirit, as well as personal stories on enjoyment.

This podcast features new episodes at least weekly, and is the work of host Matt Birchard, who created the podcast as a way to keep a new year's resolution to himself - which was to drink more!

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Matthew Birchard

I'm a fan of distilled spirits, and marketer by trade. Native of Portland, Oregon, USA.