The All-Americans If you hold this truth to be selfevident—that not all whiskeys are created equal—then start drinking patriotically. After all, American oak barrels are the key to Scotch and Japanese whisky as well as Irish whiskey. And while Kentucky may get all the old glory for its bourbon—and deservedly so—batches from other states (including Colorado’s Stranahan’s, Utah’s High West and Vermont’s WhistlePig) are also worth a salute.
FROM LEFT: ELIJAH CRAIG SMALL BATCH BOURBON ($35), STRANAHAN’S DIAMOND PEAK WHISKEY ($70), CLYDE MAY’S STRAIGHT BOURBON ($40), HIGH WEST WHISKEY ($50), WHISTLEPIG THE BOSS HOG ($299). PAISLEY WALL COVERING BY STARK. WOOD SURFACE COURTESY OF THE HUDSON COMPANY.
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Cl ock Tower 10 blueberries .75 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice .75 oz. poppy seed syrup 2 oz. bourbon Muddle blueberries in your shaker tin, add all liquid ingredients, shake with ice and ﬁne strain into a coupe or cocktail glass. Grate fresh nutmeg over the top. All cocktail recipes by Jillian Vose of the Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog.
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