Thought to have been first made in the 1880s by a bartender in Chicago, before being made popular by a rival bartender in Manhattan, the New York Sour is a classic bourbon-based whiskey sour taken up a notch both visually and in flavour by the addition of a float of red wine.
For our first release, we have turned the cocktail on its head. Three French Oak Shiraz casks, which were part of an internal experimentation to look at the differences between oak and wine varietals across a set of casks, have been married together as our base. With 3 summers of maturation behind them, they were transferred to a 120 litre Bourbon barrel, which previously held Buffalo Trace, to finish the whisky for a further 12 months.
Bottle Size: 500ml
Outturn: 120 bottles
Distillery Tasting Notes:
Nose: Marzipan, orange blossom, cinnamon and candlewax.
Palate: Red liquorice, pecans, apricot danish and buttery vanilla pastry.
Finish: Lemon sherbet, anise, Manuka honey and lingering pear drops.
Our Tasting Notes
Nose: Banana chips and orange marmalade with savoury, almost earthy, undertones.
Palate: Pink lemonade, Turkish delight, cola bottle lollies and vanilla custard.
Finish: Sweet maraschino cherries with a hint of yuzu and grapefruit.