Aged Cocktails

Serious Drinks

When you order a good drink at a bar, the bartender takes good ingredients, puts them in a glass, and you drink it right then. The ingredients, if they are good ones, never have a chance to get to know each other. If you put them into a good oak barrel (not a new one, so that you don’t add a lot of oak flavor) and age them for 2-3 months, the integrational complexity and balance that emerge are surprising, way superior to the fresh drink. It’s why so many bartenders are doing this themselves, although they seldom leave the stuff alone for long enough.

 


Aged Cocktails
ANSLEY COALE’S ‘A Christmas Spirit’ Brandy & Cranberry Liqueur: Assembled in 2015 as a component of an aged cocktail, using a 4-year-old alambic brandy with Steve McCarthy's craft cranberry liqueur. The blend remained in barrel for 7 more years. 9 gallons of the original liqueur, still in barrel, were used to freshen the 2015 blend. Richly fruity cranberry against a backdrop of superb aged brandy, beautifully integrated. Makes a great gift, with a 19th-century engraving of jolly old Saint Nick on the label. Limit 2 bottles per customer.
750 ml / 33.1% ABV  
$96.00
Fluid Dynamics
FLUID DYNAMICS – Dry Martini: Russell Henry London dry gin and Vya extra dry vermouth. The classic drink, way more flavorful and sophisticated than a vodka martini. Smooth and tasty. 1-liter bottle.  
1000 ml / 40% ABV  
$64.00
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FLUID DYNAMICS – Dry Martini: Russell Henry London Dry gin and a touch of Quady Whisper Dry vermouth aged 6 weeks in a type 306 stainless steel vat. Dry is the word: Cain needed so little vermouth that it was easiest just to buy a few bottles locally and pour them in. Ansley Coale grew up on Beefeater dry martinis on the East Coast and calls this “6 times as good"   200ml is two 3oz. drinks.
200 ml / 40% ABV  
$22.50
FLUID DYNAMICS – Rye Manhattan Liter: Low Gap Rye Whiskey and Quady Vya sweet vermouth. These were born to be mixed together. Rich and complex. 1-liter bottle
1000 ml / 32.7% ABV  
$64.00
FLUID DYNAMICS – The 1850: It can’t be called a Sazerac on the label for trademark reasons, but it’s the classic recipe: Low Gap rye, Germain-Robin brandy, and a smidgen of Crispin Cain’s unreal absinthe superieure. The Sazerac takes its name from an old cognac brand, and 1850 was the year the Sazerac coffee house was opened in New Orleans.  
200 ml / 34.75% ABV  
$22.50
FLUID DYNAMICS – The 1850 Liter: Our version of the classic Sazerac, a name we can’t use because it’s trade-marked. The Sazerac bar opened in New Orleans in 1850. Low Gap whiskey, a pot-still brandy, and a tad of Crispin Cain’s beautiful white absinthe. Our best seller: a truly great cocktail. A fan called it opulent. 1-liter bottle Add your own dash of bitters.
1000 ml / 38.5% ABV  
$85.00
out of stock