Friday, November 9th from 7-9 pm mixology demonstration using craft spirits, extracts, cordials and concoctions with Master Mixologist, David Ortiz, ambassador for The American Still Life.
David will be presenting a series of “small batch” artisan spirits produced by independent distillers in the U.S. and abroad. He will guide you through a tasting and cocktail demonstration with the following spirits:
CORSAIR TRIPLE SMOKE WHISKEY
At Corsair Artisan we craft classic spirits tweaked with the unusual, to provide enjoyably unique offerings. We use traditional copper pot stills to distill true small batches of a few dozen to a few hundred bottles. We are an independent distillery headquartered and distilling in Nashville, TN as well as Bowling Green, KY. Our spirits are based on traditional recipes but are noted for unusual and interesting flavor profiles. We take three fractions of malted barley, each smoked by a different fuel—cherry wood, peat, and beechwood—to craft this deeply complex whiskey. Pot distilled then barreled in new charred oak, Triple Smoke has the sweetness and barrel notes of an American Whiskey and a single malt’s rich smoke, broadened by tones of cherry and beech. Excellent mixed or neat.
BOYD & BLAIR POTATO VODKA
Barry Young and C. Prentiss Orr didn’t set out to make the world’s best vodka. They set out to make a really great vodka distilled only from local produce. They started with the best Pennsylvania potatoes and a hand hammered copper pot still and added a passion for perfecting a recipe that includes only the ‘hearts’ of the spirit, not the extraneous stuff you’ll find in mass-produced, continuous-still vodka. Then, they did something honorable. Rather than naming the vodka after themselves, they looked to their family trees and channeled the spirits of two patriarchs. True, James Boyd Rafferty and Dr William Blair didn’t know squat about making vodka. But they embodied the value of hard work, the joy of following a dream and the rewards of a job well done.
SMOOTH AMBLER OLD SCOUT BOURBON WHISKEY
Smooth Ambler Spirits Distillery is a state-of-the-art, 5200 square foot stillhouse embedded in the rolling Appalachian hills of Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Handcrafted, true, small batch spirits made to an exacting degree amid lush mountains known for seeing things get done by people committed to doing them the right way. Smooth Ambler Old Scout Bourbon is a fine curated whiskey; “scouted” during our efforts to find an exceptional American Whiskey with smoothness and flavor we admire. We obtain Old Scout to make available to our friends (and to ourselves) delicious, drinkable bourbon that might otherwise remain unenjoyed.
BITTERMENS LIQUEURS, EXTRACTS AND TONICS
Avery and Janet Glasser started Bittermens, Inc. in 2007 with the vision of creating a new type of cocktail bitters. In the years that followed, Bittermens has grown to become one of the largest artisanal producers of cocktail bitters, flavoring extracts and other curiosities – such as vinegar based shrubs and exquisitely sour citrates. Fate intervened when they were reunited with long time friend Mayur Subbarao, a master vermouth formulator and creator of wonderful cordials while working together on a New York pop-up bar concept. Together, the three formed Bittermens Spirits, Inc. and embarked on creating a new space where they can launch a generation of American-produced artisanal liqueurs, cordials and vermouths.
JACK RUDY SMALL BATCH TONIC
Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. was created to preserve and revive the heritage of crafted cocktails using quality ingredients by improving upon tradition and appealing to a modern market. In short, Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. will offer the world a better drink. Jack Rudy was many things. He was a pilot who illegally flew his plane under the Ohio River Bridge(on a dare), and he worked on planes during WWII. He invented a mechanical device for pharmacists to count pills (rather than by hand), and built a houseboat out of an old city bus. He drew a line on it where he said it would float when launched and it was dead on. He was an engineer for his working life after the war. He was, as legend has it, a "marvelous dancer.” He read Popular Mechanics & National Geographic cover to cover - a curious type who made his own bullets, and shot them into a dirt wall he constructed in his basement. He LOVED to entertain and was known to overindulge in drink, smoke, and his wife’s gourmet cooking.
Along with many others….
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