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The final distillery we visited was Four Roses. I’ve been a fan of the Single Barrel for a while (and unsuccessfully tried to get my hands on the 2014 special release all year long), so this was another I was looking forward to. Somewhat disappointingly, Four Roses doesn’t age on-site, so we got to see […]

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The third stop on the trip was to Buffalo Trace, producer of several of my favorite bourbons. We called in advance and were set up with a pretty great private tour of the inner workings of the distillery. It happened to be a Sunday and no one was actually working, which turned out to be fortunate for us in terms of […]

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Next up, and just down the road from Heaven Hill was one I’d been really looking forward to: Willett Distillery. Occupying a strange middle ground between craft microdistillery and large producer, Willett places their emphasis on very specific small-scale methods that can only really be this closely controlled when making a more manageable amount of product. […]

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One of our favorite things to bring to any kind of potluck is a punch. They take less time to prepare than a dish, and in all honesty, we have some friends that can easily put our cooking abilities to shame. Everyone enjoys a good punch at a party, and it’s the most convenient way […]

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The Curfew

This one isn’t super exciting, but it’s the drink I make for myself just about every time we have mint in the house. Somewhere between a Mint Julep and an Old Fashioned, it’s quick and easy, and a good drink for people that like the taste of whiskey. The Curfew 3 oz Rye (Your choice. […]

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Hot Julep

Sorry about the lack of posts lately. We’ve been keeping pretty busy with last weekend’s cocktail party and various other things that aren’t all that exciting. I’ve been short on the experimenting time and sticking pretty closely to the good ‘ol Powers on the rocks. Things should be getting back to normal any time now. […]

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The Thousand Autumns 1.5 oz Rittenhouse Rye 1 oz Vanilla Pumpkin Syrup 0.5 Creme de Cacao 0.75 Domaine de Canton 2 Dashes Aztec Chocolate Bitters Shake well with ice and serve up. Garnish with a vanilla bean dipped in the leftover pumpkin purée from making the syrup. NOTES: I liked this one a lot. I’m […]

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On Wednesday morning we learned that it was officially National Watermelon Day, and we just so happened to have a watermelon in the fridge, so it would have been unpatriotic to NOT make watermelon cocktails. Surprisingly, we tried three, and all three were pretty tasty. The watermelon juice was simple enough: Puree some watermelon in […]

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1.5 oz Rye 1 oz Mezcal 1 oz Sweet Potato Rosemary Shrub 0.5 oz Honey Syrup 0.5 oz Sweet Vermouth Shake all ingredients well with ice, pout over crushed ice, garnish with a sprig of rosemary. NOTES: One of my favorites from earlier in experimenting, it’s smokey and a little sweet, and surprisingly smooth for […]

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1.5 oz Rye 1 oz Mezcal 1 oz Sweet potato & rosemary shrub (recipe below) 0.5 oz Honey syrup (recipe below) 0.25 oz sweet vermouth Shake ingredients and pour over crushed ice. NOTES: surprisingly tasty. Not overly sweet, smoky, and packs a pretty solid alcoholic punch. Would benefit from garnishing with rosemary for the scent, […]

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