Weed-infused wine is real and quite frankly one of the most awesome ideas ever. Now distilleries in Canada and Colorado have led us to realize that weed-infused whiskey is just around the corner.
Colorado’s Coal Creek Distillery has created Colorado Small Batch 64, which it describes as the first “Colorado style Hemp Whiskey,” which Coal Creek promises is “no gimmick.”
Urban Daddy notes that while Small Batch 64 is made with hemp seeds, the distillery owner told a Denver news station that it “cannot make you high.”
The Canadian brand Mary Jane’s Primo Hemp Whiskey contains a hemp infusion, but just as with Coal Creek, it won’t add a pleasant stony layer to your buzz (and is only available in Canada).
What’s the intermediate solution, then, if hemp whiskey exists but the ingredient cannabis consumers actually want to consume is missing? Well, if you live in one of the growing numbers of states where recreational marijuana is legal, consider pot cocktails or straight up making your own infusion.
Here’s one way to do that, according to Liquor.com:
*Cannabis-Infused Rye Whiskey:
1 750mL bottle Rye Whiskey
8 grams Cannabis
These portions are somewhat “choose your own adventure.” Obviously you can add more cannabis and infuse longer if you desire a more potent concoction (or less and shorter, for something more mild). Cut or grind your bud of choice and place it on a baking tray in the oven at 240-degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes. Pour the bottle of whiskey into a sealable one-liter jar, and add the baked cannabis. Agitate it lightly and let it sit, out of the sun, for 48 hours. Pour it through a cheesecloth and a strainer, making sure to squeeze any remaining liquid out of the cheesecloth.
Sounds like a little work, sure, but maybe worth it, until some entrepreneur in California, Colorado, Massachusetts or some other weed-legal state realizes just what a gold mine might be available in bottling this magic combo.