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RECENT COCKTAILS: OCTOBER 10, 2010
Reposado Tequila, Cynar, Rosato Vermouth, Peychaud's Bitters, Lime juice
OCTOBER 9, 2010
Añejo rum, Herbal liqueur, Allspice Dram, Lime juice, Maple syrup
Genever, Pimm's No. 1 Cup, Celery bitters, Lemon juice, Simple syrup
Islay Scotch, Sweet vermouth, Maraschino Liqueur, Bitters, Lemon zest, Lemon juice, Honey syrup
OCTOBER 8, 2010
Old Tom Gin, Cherry Liqueur, Campari, Maraschino Liqueur, Orange bitters
OCTOBER 7, 2010
Gin, Honey syrup, Lemon juice
OCTOBER 5, 2010
Bourbon, Cynar, Elisir M. P. Roux, Lime juice, Sage
SEPTEMBER 17, 2010
Cognac, Ginger liqueur, Pomelo juice
SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
Bourbon, Aperol, Amaro Nonino, Lemon juice
SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
Rye, Aperol, Rhubarb bitters, Lemon zest, Lemon juice

A Spontaneous Libation for your Consideration

From the Knowledge Vault

Bourbon: Producer Capsules

This is the sixth in a series on Bourbon by Zach Pearson. Read them all: Bourbon, Bourbon After the Act, Bourbon: What it is ... and isn't, Making Bourbon, Who Makes My Bourbon, Producer Capsules., Finding the Good Stuff, Tasting the Good Stuff, Neat, Mashbills, Geeky Information and Resources.

Buffalo Trace

Distilling at what is now Buffalo Trace in Frankfort probably began in the 1850’s, but Edmund Haynes Taylor (yes, there’s an E.H. Taylor line) bought whatever was there and renamed it the “Old Fire Copper” distillery (OFC) in 1870. After an 1872 expansion, George T. Stagg (yep, there’s a BT label named after him as well) bought the place in 1878 only to have it struck by lightning and burn to the ground merely four years later. The 16 year old Albert Blanton (you guessed it – more whiskey named for him) started there in 1897 and was promoted to Superintendent in 1900. As Prohibition was winding down, the Schenley company bought the distillery, now named after Mr. Stagg in the wave of consolidation that saw distributors and marketers own distilleries.

In 1983, the plant was sold to some investors who were focused on the Japanese market under the name Age International. Though other companies will argue this point, what is now these investors did come up with Blanton’s. the first “single barrel” Bourbon in 1984.

Recent Additions

  • Japanese reviver — Shochu, Aromatized wine, Lemon juice, Bergamot liqueur, Agave syrup
  • NoiseMaker — Brandy, Licor 43, Dry sherry, Grapefruit juice, Balsamic Vinegar, Salt
  • Maraska Sour — Kirschwasser, Maraschino Liqueur, Lemon juice, Brandied cherry
  • Whisky in Church — Islay Scotch, Oloroso sherry, Cherry Bitters, Maple syrup
  • Warm caress — Añejo tequila, Campari, Amaro, Bitters, Orange cream citrate

Recent Discussion

  • Re The Hallelujah, 22 hours ago drinkingandthinking commented:

    It's okay but basically just tastes like the ingredients rather than a carefully balanced cocktail.

  • Re The Bloodborne of Beverages, 1 day 18 hours ago M.grandiflora commented:

    Love everything about this drink. Perfectly balanced.

  • Re The Cableknit, 2 days 11 hours ago jensck commented:

    Seriously strange. Maybe it's because I used a different coffee liqueur (Tempus Fugit), but I'm not sure these flavors work together.

  • Re String Theory, 2 days 12 hours ago stirred commented:

    Good winter vibes. Same vein as Left Hand and Black Lodge. Add to rotation.

  • Re Last Word, 3 days ago Craig E commented:

    Abigail Gullo makes a Last Laugh by straining this into a champagne flute and topping with cava, with a lime twist.