Tonight we will be hitting one of the rarest spirits outside of Chicago. All this came to me while reading the latest edition of Whisky Magazine, a wonderful article from fellow expat Naren Young caught my attention.
It was all about the recent love affair with white whiskey, white dog and “moonshine” and I had to apply the cocktails to the Experimental Night. But I digress, it was all about the rarity that I had been lucky enough to pick up in a recent order, a few of the FEW Spirits range from Chicago.
Recently bought up from Chicago for the Tales of the Cocktail in Vancouver, I was lucky enough to procure a few cases of the White Whiskey and the American Gin. Both outstanding with a flavour profile all of their own. The White Whiskey is a typical unaged spirit, malty, huge mouth feel and a long bready finish while the gin builds on these flavours while adding the characteristic flavours of juniper, citrus peel and a hint of vanilla. Both are excellent mixes and great cocktail ingredients.
I was lucky enough to use two recipes from the article and did a twist on a Death in the Gulfstream, a classic using Genever from Holland.