Category: whisky/whiskey

A. Smith Bowman Distillery: Meet Virginia Makers

As a small and privately-owned company, A. Smith Bowman Distillery is proud to share the history behind its strong Virginian roots, offer complimentary tours and tastings on a regular basis, and put its operation on the map as home of the “World’s Best Bourbon” two years in a row. Through these things and more, A. Smith Bowman shows its Virginia spirit.

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Copper Fox Distillery: Meet Virginia Makers

The story of Copper Fox Distillery begins with how much I love the smell of burning wood! As a kid, I was in charge of collecting firewood and building the campfires on family camping trips. Later, when building fires for warmth and cooking, I became more aware of the aromatic properties of different woods and the different flavors of wood smoke when used for grilling…

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Franklin County Distilleries: Meet Virginia Makers

Quite simply, Franklin County Distilleries is all about history. Specifically, we care about Virginia history, and that’s how we show our Virginia spirit. From our fourth-generation distiller; to our secret, guarded family recipe; to our process; to our tasting room and distillery aesthetic and artwork; to our location in the epicenter of the “Moonshine Capital of the World,” we use history to build on the brand that bootleggers built…

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Chai Old-Fashioned, featuring Ironclad Distillery Co.

A cocktail that is perfect for crisp, cold days. It’s so tasty it’s a little crazy. It is perfect for when you have the sniffles. And just about any day after 5pm too.

INGREDIENTS
2 oz Ironclad Bourbon Whiskey
1/2 oz vanilla-chai syrup
3 dashes Regans’ Orange Bitters
Garnish: Star anise pod

PREPARATION
Combine all the ingredients in a mixing tin with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish.
Vanilla Chai Syrup: Steep 1 tsp. of loose chai and a split vanilla bean pod in 8 oz. of hot water for 3-5 minutes. Combine with an equal amount of brown sugar. Whisk until the sugar dissolves.

SUBMITTED BY
Kara King of Ironclad Distillery Co.
124 23rd Street Newport News, VA 23607