Horseradish has all the distinctive qualities of a local wasabi. The secret with Horseradish is in knowing when is the best time to remove the root from the deep, rich earth. The longer the root remains in the ground the more pronounced its spicy notes become. After maturing deep in the ground for a year, or even more, the root is grated and stored in spirit for at least two months. The drink is ideal as a delightful and tangy ingredient to a specially designed Bloody Mary, or simply as an accompaniment to grilled meats and smoked salmon.