When I tell you that Twitter brings people together?? I came across some tweets with Few Spirits out of Chicago (ChiTown Baby!!) and found out that they would be in town. I promptly joined the convo and I said I was crashing whatever event they were going to. That’s the correct approach, no? So, many tweets later I meet Paul at Graffiato.
We’re chatting, and drinking Few Spirits of course, and I ask ‘How long have you been with the company?” Paul: “I own it.” *crickets*
That’s pretty much the last thing I said for the evening. So here are a few pics from the night. After Graffiato, we had gin drinks made with Few Gin and Few barrel aged gin, we went to The Passenger, Paul had a Few whiskey neat, I had a whiskey sour with Few whiskey. Paul saw a friend of his at the bar who proceeded to take a bottle out of his back pocket and suggest we all taste it….
Ok fine #YOLO. Yes, it was good.
Perfect Shade of Lipstick
Served at Jack Rose in DC
Adding whiskey has just deepened my love for pumpkin spice lattes!!! And I promise I didn’t think that could happen…
Manhattan or Sazerac?? #decisionsdecisions (Taken with Instagram)
I had the pleasure of attended the inaugural release party for Angels Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey this evening. This is the Bourbon that brought 47-year Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson out of retirement. He attended the event and was so kind and gracious. I talked his ear off for a good 30-40 mins with questions regarding Angels Envy, how he became a Distiller and what it’s like to be a Master Distiller. Most interesting (and memorable after sipping bourbon) was the story of how he decided on the name Angels Envy. It is said that for every year a bourbon is aged, you lose a little spirit to evaporation. This is known as ‘the Angel’s Share’. Lincoln Henderson reckoned that he was willing to lose a little more for this masterpiece, leaving behing the Angel’s Envy. And he then signed a bottle of the Angels Envy for me. An amazing guy that Lincoln Henderson.
The main things he wanted me to take away from the tasting were:
1. This is a complex whiskey aged in traditional new oak barrels and FINISHED in port casks. They are the only Kentucky distillery to do this.
2. The port casks soften the alcohol making this a bourbon that women will love
3. This bourbon is delicious!!
Tasting Notes: Bright amber color with a tinge of copper. Aromas of maple syrup and vanilla. Medium-bodied with flavors that match the aromas and I got a subtle apricot, raisin, and perhaps a hint of chocolate. Lingering sweetness and Madeira on the finish.
The Angel’s Decree
1 1/2 oz of Angel’s Envy
1/2 oz of Port
Dash of bitters
Top with Ginger Ale
Combine the first 3 ingredients, top with ginger ale. Serve in a high ball glass.
The components of Angels Envy Bourbon
(Taken with picplz.)
Angels Envy Bourbon Whiskey (Taken with picplz.)
This came to mind as I was looking at my bar and trying to make some magic happen with things I already had. This worked!! Not too fruity, too strong or too sour. Enjoy!!
Red or Green Apple Slices
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Shake well, strain over ice for a single drink or strain and split into a separate shot glass. Garnish with thin slices of apple.