This week, we continue our Tales of the Cocktail 2017 coverage. This is the 5th of 9 planned episodes about Tales 2017.
By Brian Weber.
Cocktail of the Week:
1.5 parts Maker’s Mark Bourbon
0.75 part Sweet Vermouth
0.75 part Campari or Aperol
Maraschino Cherry for garnish
Stir with ice, strain, garnish and serve.
Here’s to the bottle which holds a store
Of imprisoned joy and laughter!
Here’s to this bottle
Many more bottles,
And others to follow after.
Maker’s Mark Private Select. “Exclusive Oak Stave Selection By Bill Samuels Jr.”
Color: Amber to Orange
Nose: Strong alcohol right away. Chestnuts. Stone Fruit - Plums, Fresh Cut Wood, (like a beautiful brand new Bar!) Rugged Leather, Fresh Herb or Grass
Taste: Toast. Burnt Orange Peel. Peach Pie.
Mouthfeel: Luscious. Silky. Refined.
Finish: Strong alcohol. Carmel. Toasted Oak.
Impressions: Wonderful and sophisticated Bourbon. Adding a little water makes this a delightful drink. Too bad the bottle will run out eventually!