Saturday, June 2, 2012

Blind Willie McRye

The Two Things Post

Thing One - There's a new double-blind tasting in the works.  This time it will be Straight Rye Whiskey.  What?  Rye isn't Bourbon you say?  Okay, but they're closely related enough that their babies would have webbed feet, so shut up.  Rye is great in most of the same ways (and drinks) as Bourbon, and I gots some love for it.

Here's the lineup:
* The Master's Collection includes 2 bottles, 375ml each.  One is "New Cask Rye" and the other is "Aged Cask Rye"

Thing Two - A quick recipe...The D.C. Flapper
Combine in a shaker with ice, shake, and strain into a cocktail glass.  Garnish with a lemon twist.

It's a familiar form, very classic, Manhattan-like.  The nose is surprisingly all Jefferson's.  The Pimm's definitely brings a ton of flavor though...herbal, earthy, a little sweet.  It actually compliments the old oak spice of the Jefferson's really well.  And of course, the dash of bitters and the lemon twist pump up the complexity and brightness just enough.  Try it.

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