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My bottle of George Dickel Barrel Program Tennessee Whisky arrived earlier this week* and with it some challenges. I’m up for a challenge, so I’ll be posting my answers to Twitter/Facebook in the coming few days. So you’re not totally caught un-aware, here are the questions prompting my answers.
- Share a photo of you sippin’ George Dickel in the most peaceful place you know.
- If you could pick anyone to share a glass of George Dickel with, who would it be?
- What is your go-to toast when enjoying George Dickel with friends?
- Share a photo of something you enjoy crafting that’s #HandMadeTheHardWay.
- What three words best describe the taste of George Dickel’s Barrel Program Whisky?
* It’s damn good. More on that later.
Autumn is upon us good hackers and what better way to celebrate the season than with a cocktail! Wanting a drink reminiscent of fall with flavors to match, I reached for whiskey, apple and a touch of cinnamon and came out with a cocktail that’s easy to drink and very tasty.
1 1/2 oz Whiskey * 1 oz Lemon Juice 2 oz Apple Cider 1/2 oz Cinnamon Liqueuer ** 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
1) Combine everything in a shaker with ice 2) Shake until well chilled and strain into a cocktail glass 3) Garnish with a dried or fresh apple slice
* I went with a blend of 1 oz Johnnie Walker Red Label and 1/2 oz Rye. I wanted a light smokey note from the Scotch with the spiciness of the rye. However, you can (and should) use whatever suits your taste.
I’m happy (seriously bordering on giddy) to announce that I’ve been asked to participate in the Dickel Dozen program. Brand Ambassador Doug Kragel will be selecting a special barrel of George Dickel whiskey that I’ll then get to sample. The video included below is a quick introduction to the George Dickel distillery, their process and whiskey.
Once the bottle arrives, I’ll be posting some tasting notes and more of my thoughts. If you’re local and want to help me analyze (fancy word for drink) the special bottle of George Dickel, definitely let me know!
The family wanted an interesting cocktail for Easter so I used my cocktail super powers* and sprang into action. I wanted tequila as the base, but wanted the cocktail be fresh, fruity and light. I opted for blueberry juice and found meyer lemons at the market which added a nice touch of sourness and added complexity. With a touch of soda water, the Blueberry Tequila Fizz was born.
Blueberry Tequila Fizz
2 oz Blanco Tequila 2 oz Blueberry Juice 1/2 oz Meyer Lemon Juice 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
1) Combine, add ice and top with soda water
Note: The blueberry juice we used was pure blueberry juice, but blueberry juice cocktail works pretty good too.
* Super powers may be exagerated