I like Anthony Bourdain. I like knives. I like Scotch whisky. I love a video that combines all 3.
Balvenie is a Spey whisky, and while my palate favors the gnarlier, peatier Islays, it is still a wonderful single malt. They have put together a web series titled “Raw Craft”, celebrating all things hand-crafted (like their whisky) and highlighting craftsman in various fields. Past episodes have included hand-tailored suits and saxophones.
In Episode 4, Anthony visits with ABS Master Bladesmith Bob Kramer in Washington. Never one to settle for ordinary, Bob takes Anthony through the complete process from forging steel to finished knife with a twist. He incorporates actual meteorite into the blade.
Video below the jump.
I have been wanting to ask, but it is just too far off the reservation to devote an entire post to but:
What is your adult beverage of choice?
As I said, I am a fan of Islay whiskys like Laphroaig and Lagavulin. It is not uncommon for a dram to be sitting on the table next to my laptop while I am writing my nightly posts.
Beer-wise, Guinness and pretty much anything from Great Lakes Brewing Company. Wines – Red Zin, the bigger the better.
What say you?
(h/t Jonathan F. via the TTAK Facebook page)