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Contact: Ted Arnold
Address: 2289 2nd Ave
Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 2J6
Phone: 867 667-6500
Fax: 867 667-6088
SacFoodies - Part 2
So I took a little jaunt to meet Ed Arnold, owner of CDS, to check things out.
Here are my notes from the visit, "distilled" into the real essence of how Darjeeling Gin is made.
- from tank to bottle and from label machine to the shipping box - is hand-crafted by Ed
is a one-man operation.
wife and 20-something-year-old kids are there for support and his
son developed the CDS website.
But, all had a good laugh over his
success as it relates to the "family totem pole" when it comes to cooking, as Ed
explained that he
is the "consumer" of the household and at the bottom of that totem pole.
But now, with classical music always playing while he
works, this former HP
executive, has put all his
efforts into cooking, 'er distilling, the perfect gin.
"A lot of experimenting went into the recipe until I finally got it right," Ed
Hints of juniper come through - and we know from the name that the blend includes Darjeeling tea, which happens to be Ed's favorite tea - but I couldn't quite put my finger on any of the other "proprietary" botanicals.
The goal was for the flavor to not be "so intensely floral" and he
has perfected a wonderful balance of spices and citrus, with just a hint of floral, for a very smooth and flavorful finish.
says his Darjeeling Gin
is made for drinking neat over ice, but it's also very versatile and, mixologist or not, you can experiment with different flavors by adding a variety of syrups or juices, such as elderberry and lavender, lemon or orange, and seltzer for a refreshing gin fizz.
And, if you are a traditionalist, Gin and Tonic will never be the same (in a good way) with Darjeeling Gin
Another key to the smooth flavor: "We have very good water in Auburn," Ed
"That, and I was lucky to hit upon something that people actually like."
Scratch that, Ed
, people are not only liking your gin, they are loving it, and giving it rave reviews.
In fact, Ed's Darjeeling Gin won "Best in Show" in the 2014-2015 World Beverage Competition.
Yes, world renowned, but currently only available for purchase here in California and, thankfully for us, in many retail locations, bars, and restaurants around the greater Sacramento region.
Click here to find out where to buy Darjeeling Gin
"Word of mouth, press, and other reviews have really helped me spread the word," Ed
"Darrell Corti of Corti Brothers was my first sale.
And, I started with Save Mart here in Auburn and now it's in every (Save Mart) store."
Word of mouth will help Ed
even further when he
distillery for tastings and sales on Saturdays starting this summer, thanks to new California law that now allows craft distilleries to sell on premise just as breweries and wineries do.
He'll also debut his
first small-batch whiskey this summer.
In the meantime, Ed
will be serving up tastings at the Taste of Excellence, benefiting the Sierra College
Foundation this Saturday, April 23, at Sierra College
To aid us in serving you we have added Ed Arnold to our staff as president and CEO.
Mr. Arnold was a key member of the team that was responsible for the world's first digital satellite broadcast system, DirectTV, and was awarded a technical Emmy by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Ed has 16 years of experience in cutting-edge technology with Fortune 500 companies like Hewlett Packard and News Corporation.
He held lead technical and management roles at NDS Americas, taking them from $0 to $240 million in gross revenues per year in five years.
He has been responsible for construction, operations, staff, manufacturing and systems across three continents.
With Mr. Arnold's
direction and our superb technical staff, we are prepared to lead the way in advertising strategies for the new millennium.
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Owner Ted Arnold has taken over the old Subaru Building at the corner of second and fourth avenues.
The Yukon's oldest music store has been operating out of the downstairs of the Yukon Employee's Union Building for the past 10 years.Now they are moving right next door."It's a good deal for us," says Unitech owner Ted Arnold.
has assembled a "crackerjack" team to operate the business out of the new premises.
Rounding out the in store staff are: Dee Hamm, Manfred Janssen, and on the repair side Kim Hobus and Ted Arnold
"The economy seems to be picking up, and certainly the cultural side of the Yukon is on a roll these days" says Mr Arnold
...Ted Arnold @ Unitech: 867-667-6500