Made in Mexico using traditional hand-blown glass techniques to give a green coloured rim and feature a quinquennial cactus stem design with a clear body.
These unique, beautiful & robust shot glasses give a more elegant serve for your tequila shots.
You can choose from 2 options of stem colour – light green or dark green.
Because they’re made by hand each glass is completely unique and production methods mean that slight differences in finish are completely normal.
Tohu va vohu is a Hebrew phrase found in the Book of Genesis 1:2 that describes the condition of the earth before God said, “Let there be light”. Numerous interpretations of this phrase were made by various theological sources, though it is usually translated as “waste and void,” “formless and empty,” or “chaos and desolation.”
The Septuagint renders it as
“shapeless and formless”.
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Bits and bobs from the Flask:
According to some Mezcal is tequila’s big brother. But the two spirits are entirely different. Tequila is distilled from any number of natural Mexican plants and can bear the name as long as the finished product consists of at least 51% agave. Mezcal must be 100% agave.
It is said that a lightning bolt struck an agave plant, cooking and opening it, releasing its juice. For this reason, the liquid is called the “elixir of the gods”
The term silvestre “wild” is sometimes found, but simply means that the agaves are wild (foraged, not cultivated); it is not a separate varietal.
The process begins by harvesting the plants, which can weigh 40 kg each, extracting the piña, or heart, by cutting off the plant’s leaves and roots. The piñas are then cooked for about three days, often in pit ovens, which are earthen mounds over pits of hot rocks. This underground roasting gives mezcal its intense and distinctive smoky flavor. They are then crushed and mashed (traditionally by a stone wheel turned by a horse) and then left to ferment in large vats or barrels with water added.
Grinding cooked maguey hearts
A horse pulls a millstone at a distillery to create the mash from roasted agave. Making Mezcal involves roasting the agave, crushing it and then fermenting the liquid.
Kavi says when you cross that bridge it’s a milestone
The mash is allowed to ferment, the resulting liquid collected and distilled in either clay or copper pots which will further modify the flavor of the final product. The distilled product is then bottled and sold. Mezcal can reach an alcohol content of 55%. Like tequila, mezcal is distilled twice. The first distillation is known as punta, and comes out at around 75 proof (37.5% alcohol by volume). The liquid must then be distilled a second time to raise the alcohol percentage.
Not all bottles of mezcal contain a “worm” (actually the larva of a moth, Hypopta agavis that can infest agave plants), but if added, it is added during the bottling process. There are conflicting stories as to why such would be added. Some state that it is a marketing ploy. Others state that it is there to prove that the mezcal is fit to drink, and still others state that the larva is there to impart flavor.
The two types of mezcal are those made of 100% agave and those mixed with other ingredients, with at least 80% agave. Both types have four categories.
Joven (un -aged) or young, White mezcal is clear and hardly aged. Dorado (golden) un-aged but a coloring agent is added. This is more often done with a mixed mezcal. Reposado or añejado (aged) is placed in wood barrels from two to nine months. This can be done with 100% agave or mixed mezcals. Añejo is aged in barrels for a minimum of 12 months. The best of this type are generally aged from 18 months to three years. If the añejo is of 100% agave, it is usually aged for about four years.
Joven (un-aged) or young. White mezcal is clear and hardly aged
Dorado (golden) (un-aged) but a coloring agent is added.
Reposado (aged 4 months to a year).
Añejo (aged 13 months and more ).
Today’s humble words from our new Lankan friend
Yogesh Waran translated and explained in English :
Even a king can slip on a mossy stone; it spares no one.
Nest of the Fallen
Rede de fallas to translate in English ‘Network Failures’
Solución de fallas to translate in English ‘Trouble Shooting’
Failure & Mistakes are stepping stones to success .. but correcting one’s own mistakes is the 1st step to success.
Frogs croak in a well together and are comfortable as they are. But it is only when they come out of the well do they explore and learn the beautiful world. Some people are content with life and will stay where they are because they are king of their castle. But there are a few who break tradition and move beyond by exploring other cultures and thereby achieving Greatness far beyond one can ever imagine.
So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him coming that way.
The Teacher reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.”
So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.
All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.”
But Zacchaeus stood up and said Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”
The Teacher asked him, is the glass too heavy ? Well it depends on how long your holding the glass for, now, isn’t it ? asked Zacchaeus And if the cup is half empty (then yes) I need a new cup! And if it’s full ‘increase the cup size!’
The King in his Parlor
The King would resign to his parlor everyday to enjoy time by himself in solitude.
And so the poor would come to him and wait at the Window holding their arms out in hope for the King’s generosity.
But the King would hear none of it for he thought ‘if these people want to be, really want a good life they will work for it and find ways to make it.’ But what good is turquoise to one who has no money to eat or no means to trade it for a meal ? What good is a bravery award to a mother who has lost her child or to an activist dead ? And is an award of any value if they have no food to eat?
One such day the King noticed a poor man holding his hand out through the parlor window; the King could see him but he could not see the King.
The King thought to himself ‘let me test to see how long this man is willing to wait.’ An hour passed and then the next and he thought now he will most certainly leave. But the poor man kept his hand stretched open in anticipation and hope.
The poor man’s hand became weak, he was almost unable to hold his hand out any more and used his left hand to support his right hand.
After over 3 hours the king took out his Gold Necklace embedded with Turquoise stones and dropped it into the beggars hand for he seen this was a determined man.
When the poor man felt the Solid Gold necklace drop into his hand he pulled back, rejoiced, praised and thanked the King for his generosity and went on his way.
On seeing him shine with glory and smile with happiness another poor man asked “why are you so happy John?” John replied “I was waiting and waiting and waiting with my arms stretched out in hope for the Kings generosity and just when I thought I couldn’t hold out anymore the king dropped me this chain.” He pulled out the chain studded with stones and showed it to him.
“What ? Wow that’s very fortunate ! How long did you hold out for ? Asked James astonished.
John said “3 hours or so James” James thought to himself ‘maybe I should try the same’ and so the next day he went to the parlor window and stretched out his hand waiting in anticipation. An hour passed and then two. At around the third hour James thought to himself ‘anytime now I will have my reward’. But 3 hours passed and then another half hour and just as the King was about to drop a lovely pearl necklace, James could wait no more, he pulled back his numb hands and left to go back home.
Original Moral : Keep Holding on and Never Give Up, Be patient and don’t miss your turn by giving up.
New Moral : Push the limit but not to the point where you kill a person just because you think they can do it versus the actual pain one is going through vs death. Like a wise man said I don’t want to collapse with a heart attack from overdoing things. I know my limits, well what about those who have no say ? Why do some get to choose their limits and others not? Doesn’t an individual know best his or her own limit?
Or to translate a Hindi saying “stretch your feet to as much as your blanket can cover them not more” unless you are me – I prefer my toes sticking out 😂 But on a serious note – Go back and reread
Give alms like you were to receive; Give so you have empty hands to receive.
Sing a song of sixpence,
A pocket full of rye.
Four and twenty blackbirds,
Baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened,
The birds began to sing;
Wasn’t that a dainty dish,
To set before the king?
The king was in his counting house,
Counting out his money;
Princess Lea in the parlour,
Eating bread and honey.
The maid was in the garden,
Hanging out the clothes,
When down came a blackbird
And pecked off her nose.
She shall be called Lea
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