The One and Only New Orleans Original. Sazerac Rye Whiskey symbolizes the tradition and history of New Orleans. Rye Whiskey that dates back to the 1800’s, around the time when saloons, veiled as Coffee Houses, began lining the streets of New Orleans. It was at the Sazerac Coffee House on Royal Street where local patrons were served toddies made with Rye Whiskey and Peychaud’s Bitters. The libation became known as the “Sazerac” and America’s first branded cocktail was born. This is the whiskey that started it all.
Aromas of clove, vanilla, anise and pepper. Subtle notes of candies spices and citrus. The big finish is smooth with hints of licorice. -Distiller's Notes
Behind every great artisanal gin there is a cadre of dedicated individuals who comprise the very heart and soul of the spirit. Sipsmith Independent Spirits is an excellent example. In 2009, partners Sam Galsworthy, Fairfax Hall and Master Distiller Jared Brown began operating a craft distillery in London, and in doing so became the first copper-pot distillery to open in that city in nearly 200 years. Along with some beautiful, state-of-the-art equipment, they brought a passion for handcrafted gin and the artisanal distilling process. For devotees of classically structured spirits, Sipsmith Gins are a tour de force.
The distillery's standardbearer—Sipsmith London Dry Gin—is produced on a foundation of neutral spirits distilled five times from English barley. The neutral spirits are transferred into the distillery's newest copper pot still dubbed "Patience." A proprietary blend of 10 aromatics and botanicals is added to the still and allowed to steep for 15 hours prior to distillation. The botanical mix includes juniper berries, coriander seed, angelica root, licorice root, orris root, almonds, cassia bark, cinnamon and orange and lemon peels, a traditional cast capable of producing an exceptionally dry gin.
Sipsmith London Dry Gin is big, complex and utterly engaging. The gin has pristine clarity, a satiny textured body and a tantalizing floral, juniper and citrus bouquet. Its aromatics add greatly to the gin's appreciable character. Its warm, silky smooth entry gradually fades to reveal a broad ensemble of dry flavors, including piney juniper followed by zesty lemon, anise and baking spice. It finishes long, spicy warm and absolutely elegant. Aromatic, flavorful and precisely balanced, it's a natural to serve straight up, or in a '50s style Martini.
Smith & Cross Jamaica Rum contains only Wedderburn and Plummer pot still distillates, famous for their notes of exotic fruits and spice. The incomparable complexity of this rum delivers a tour de force of flavour that historically made it a cornerstone of many classic rum drinks. The mark of Smith & Cross traces its lineage to 1788 as one of England’s oldest producers of sugar and spirits. Over time, the firm and its partners became prominent handlers of Jamaica Rum, with extensive underground cellars along the river Thames.
St. Germain is an artisanal French liqueur made from hand-picked elderflower blossoms. The starry white flowers are gathered by 40-50 men pedaling the Alpen French countryside picking the flowers that will be distilled into this intoxicating nectar. Blended with a small amount of citrus and natural cane sugar to accentuate the subtle flavor of the elderflowers, the resulting liqueur is delicate and balanced with fresh floral aromas and flavors and hints of pear, apricot and grapefruit zest.
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