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Funky Spirits From Our Friends
Jessamine McLellan of Pernod Ricard: Although many expressions of Redbreast have used Sherry casks seasoned with Lustau sherry wines (they have been seasoning casks for us for decades), this is the first expression that is finished in its entirety for 12 months in Spanish oak Oloroso casks exclusively from Bodegas Lustau. These sherry casks impart a rich and nutty character to the whiskey, bursting with dried fruits and baking spices. An absolute delight on its own, Redbreast Lustau Edition is also an amazing whiskey for a cocktail. I personally enjoy mine in a modified Old Fashioned, where the sweetener is substituted for a Pedro Ximenez dessert wine - another staple from the Sherry region of Spain. Sláinte!
Brooke Arthur of House Spirits Distillery: Aquavit is such a special spirit! Traditionally it is shared among friends and family during holidays and celebrations. I love swapping Krogstad into cocktails that are usually made with a different clear spirit, like gin, to create a drink with a totally different flavor. My favorite is an Aquavit Southside!
Casa Magdalena Rum
Erin Hayes of House Spirits Distillery: It's no secret that rum is my true love in terms of spirits. Casa Magdalena is such a delicious expression of Guatemalan rum. It makes the perfect daiquiri and mojito, or for a more complex cocktail, I love it in an El Presidente