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RECENT COCKTAILS: JUNE 6, 2010
Gin, Sweet vermouth, Herbal liqueur, Orange bitters, Maraschino cherry
Gin, Aromatized wine, Elderflower liqueur, Absinthe
Rye, Dry vermouth, Lemon juice, Grenadine, Lemon peel
Rye, Maraschino Liqueur, Herbal liqueur, Lemon juice
Gin, Maraschino Liqueur, Herbal liqueur, Lime juice
Triple sec, Crème de Violette, Apple juice, Lemon juice
Rye, Dry vermouth, Sweet vermouth, Bitters, Maraschino Liqueur
Rye, Aperol, Elderflower liqueur, Lemon zest, Lemon juice
Cognac, Elderflower liqueur, Lemon juice
Rye, Maraschino Liqueur, Maraschino cherry, Lemon juice

A Spontaneous Libation for your Consideration

From the Knowledge Vault

Bourbon After the Act

The second in this series, our story resumes with the Bottled in Bond Act of 1897. 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.

The Act created a new type of whiskey, called Bonded, or Bottled-in-Bond (BIB). Bonded whiskey must be the product of one year’s distilling, from a single distillery, aged in a Federally supervised warehouse for no less than four years, and bottled at 100 proof. All Bonded whiskey has a DSP (Distilled Spirits Plant) code on it, the complete list of which can be found online.

The Bottled in Bond Act was brilliant on two levels. On the producer side, people like Colonel E.H. Taylor (of Old Taylor fame, though there’s now an EH Taylor bottling) fought for government supervision of their aging stocks because the public would know exactly what they were buying. On the government’s side, Treasury Secretary John Carlisle wanted to ensure proper payment of Federal tax, which had been a major source of both revenue and headache since 1791’s Whiskey Rebellion.

Recent Additions

  • (the) UNREP — Brandy, Crème de Violette, Lemon bitters, Dragonfruit
  • Sassburger — Blanco tequila, Strega, Ginger liqueur, Meyer lemon juice
  • 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

Recent Discussion

  • Re Gathering Storm, 1 hour 19 minutes ago subspot commented:

    Might need a little more sweetness, very dry as is with my pineapple gomme syrup from Cocktail Codex which is a 1-1 sugar to pineapple juice (with added acid and gum powder). Almost a bit too christmasy, but very good.

  • Re Champs Elysées, 8 hours 48 minutes ago yarm commented:

    Note: the drink was first published as Green Chartreuse but it is far superior with Yellow to my palate, so that's how I (and most folks) make it.

  • Re The Beast, 1 day 20 hours ago stirred commented:

    Like a complex cola. Made with Fever Tree Elderflower tonic.

  • Re Tolkien, 2 days 2 hours ago Craig E commented:

    Ah, okay, that makes Ents!

  • Re Tolkien, 2 days 6 hours ago noksagt commented:

    "Jamaican Rum" and "Ramazzotti" each provide an R.