Category: whisky/whiskey

Virginia Harvest Highball, featuring Virginia Distillery Company

1.5 oz Virginia Distillery Company- Cider Cask Finished Virginia-Highland Whisky
3/4 oz Virginia apple cider
1/2 tsp. Harvest Simple Syrup (see website for details)
Garnish – orange and cinnamon stick

Combine all ingredients in a highball glass, top with ice, rim and garnish with an orange twist and cinnamon stick. Enjoy!

Black Manhattan, featuring Catoctin Creek Distilling Co.

2 oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye
1/2 oz Amaro, such as Cynar
1/2 oz sweet Vermouth, such as Noilly Prat, or Flying Fox Vineyards
2-3 dashes of Chocolate bitters
Garnish – Luxardo cheery

Combine all ingredients over ice, stir, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry. Enjoy!

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.

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

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.

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

Autumn Harvest, Featuring Copper Fox Distillery

Celebrate all things autumn with our Apple Butter, Pumpkin Butter, and Peachwood Single Malt cocktail. One sip and you’ll be transported to a burgeoning orchard on a crisp fall day. A perfect addition to Thanksgiving Dinner.

1 ½ Tbs Pumpkin Butter
1/3 Tbs Apple Butter
2 oz Fresh Apple Cider
1oz Copper Fox Peachwood Single Malt Whisky
1 candied apple peel or cinnamon stick
Cinnamon sugar (for rim)

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake well. 
Rim a rocks glass with cinnamon sugar and fill with ice. 
Strain from shaker over fresh ice. 
Garnish with a candied apple peel or cinnamon stick.

Maggie Holden and Jessie Coggins of Copper Fox Distillery
901 Capitol Landing Road Williamsburg, VA 23185

Smokey Wasmund, Featuring Copper Fox Distillery

Proprietor Rick Wasmund encourages this simple but impressive presentation of our signature American Hardwood Smoked Single Malt Whisky. For the most discerning drinkers this is sure to please.

1 oz Wasmunds Single Malt Whisky
Toasted Wood Chips

In a small bowl lightly char several toasted wood chips.
Place a Glen Cairn glass overtop the wood chips for approx 1 minute.
Turn the glass over and pour whisky into the smoky glass.

Maggie Holden and Jessie Coggins of Copper Fox Distillery
901 Capitol Landing Road Williamsburg, VA 23185