Whiskey Smash

Reminiscent of a mint julep, the Whiskey Smash its a slightly tarter cousin.  This recipe typically calls for quite a bit of simple syrup and some water, but I felt like that was too watered down.  Having used Buffalo Trace as the ‘mixer’ bourbon, it’s a shame to lose ALL of the flavor.  So instead,…

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Buffalo Trace Bourbon

The flagship bourbon from the Buffalo Trace distillery in Frankfurt, this may be the best value bourbon that exists.  A whiskey that is bottled at 90 proof after being aged for 7 years, and priced at around $20 for a 750 ml bottle, this is a bourbon that can easily hold its own against bourbons…

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Noah’s Mill Bourbon

Noah’s Mill is a bourbon that I first tasted at The Last Hurrah, a whiskey bar at the Omni Parker House hotel in Boston, MA.  Although the bar appears to be just another hotel bar it actually has a great selection of good bourbon, and very reasonable prices.  My advice would be to just ask…

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Elderfashioned

A bit of a twist on the classic, the elderfashioned gives the drink a bit more of a floral quality.  Due to the sweetness of the elderflower, you unfortunately lose out on the classic ritual of the sugar and Angostura, but in return you get a nice change of the classic.  I have seen ratios…

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Booker’s “True Barrel” Bourbon

Booker’s is a barrel strength bottling that comes from the Jim Beam distillery.  The brand prides itself on being pure, barrel proof and unfiltered.  The particular bottle I have is 127.7 proof and their website claims that they range from 121 proof to just over 131 proof.  This bourbon comes in a quite standard bottle…

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