Given our motto of sometimes needing to crack that bottle, a drink of the month page seems appropriate. We make no claims to originality with these drinks–they are simply some of our favorites, using beverages from several of our local distilleries, breweries, and cideries (all abundant in the NW!).
With February being smack in the middle of winter, we’ll go with a hot drink to start you off. Warning–this is full of calories, but it can easily substitute for dessert!
Hot Buttered Bourbon
Mix 1 teaspoon brown sugar, 1 teaspoon butter (REAL butter), and 1 to 2 tablespoons good vanilla ice cream in a mug with one shot of Heritage Distilling Company’s BSB (Brown Sugar Bourbon). Add hot water to fill mug and mix well. A dash of cinnamon or nutmeg on top doesn’t hurt. If you really like gilding the lily, you can add a dollop of whipped cream, but we haven’t gone that far yet! Perfect on a cold winter night, especially if you’ve been out in the elements all day. Enjoy!
A bit about this month’s distillery:
Heritage Distilling Company
We were living in Gig Harbor when Heritage opened their first shop. They have grown quickly, and with good reason. We frequent the waterfront store (there is another main GH location and one in Eugene, OR), where they have tastings, a great selection of flavored (or Sea Hawk themed) vodka, gin, and whiskey, a cask club that allows you to customize your own whiskey, and, maybe best of all–growlers for liquor! While I don’t possess vast knowledge on the subject of growlers, so far, I have only seen them available for beer. Heritage generally has six liquors on tap for the growlers (four flavored vodkas and two whiskeys last time we were there). They also have a Spirit Advent calendar, which I think is a wonderful idea. It may be too late for the holidays this year, but there’s always next year!