COOK UP YOUR OWN WHISKEY BUYS FOR YOUR BLOCK
Easy to handle mini Herefords
THIS IS THE Alembics NZ traditional crofter’s whiskey still, suitable for making all distilled spirits, but especially whiskey made from corn, grain and sour mashes.
It’s based on the same design principles employed for centuries by many of the famous Scottish distilleries, and similar to those used in homes after prohibition laws were passed in the late 1700s.
The small ball-like onion dome, the tall, pointed cone and the straight, but slightly sloping arm are designed to produce a stronger, more refined spirit due to the reflux action that results.
Copper stills are used exclusively in making premium whiskies as the inherent qualities of the metal removes unwanted sulphites from the wash and produces a sweet, fresh, clean tasting distillation, unlike stainless steel which can produce an unpleasant taste and aroma.
SMALLER CATTLE FOR SMALL FARMS
WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING for suitable stock for your property, consider Miniature Herefords.
These are purebred Herefords, naturally bred to be a smaller, chunkier package, at just over half the size of a standard Hereford. For lifestyle farmers, they are easy to handle, very docile and great feed converters.
Miniature Herefords have a breeders’ group which was set up in 2004 after they were introduced into New Zealand. The NZ Miniature Hereford Breeders Group is part of the NZ Hereford Association, and a registered Miniature Hereford breeder can help you with all the information you require, including sharing their experiences and reasons for choosing and loving ‘minis’.