Mixology Demonstration 11/9/12

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Come join us on Friday, November 9th from 7-9 pm for a mixology demonstration using craft spirits, extracts, cordials and concoctions with Master Mixologist, David Ortiz, ambassador for The American Still Life. David will be presenting a series of “small batch” artisan spirits produced by independent distillers in the U.S. and abroad. He will guide you through a tasting and cocktail demonstration with the following spirits: No Charge

CORSAIR TRIPLE SMOKE WHISKEY

At Corsair Artisan we craft classic spirits tweaked with the unusual, to provide enjoyably
unique offerings. We use traditional copper pot stills to distill true small batches of a few
dozen to a few hundred bottles. We are an independent distillery headquartered and distilling
in Nashville, TN as well as Bowling Green, KY. Our spirits are based on traditional recipes but
are noted for unusual and interesting flavor profiles. We take three fractions of malted barley,
each smoked by a different fuel—cherry wood, peat, and beechwood—to craft this deeply
complex whiskey. Pot distilled then barreled in new charred oak, Triple Smoke has the
sweetness and barrel notes of an American Whiskey and a single malt’s rich smoke,
broadened by tones of cherry and beech. Excellent mixed or neat.

BOYD & BLAIR POTATO VODKA
Brand Profile:
Barry Young and C. Prentiss Orr didn’t set out to make the world’s best vodka. They set out
to make a really great vodka distilled only from local produce. They started with the best
Pennsylvania potatoes and a hand hammered copper pot still and added a passion for
perfecting a recipe that includes only the ‘hearts’ of the spirit, not the extraneous stuff you’ll
find in mass-produced, continuous-still vodka. Then, they did something honorable. Rather
than naming the vodka after themselves, they looked to their family trees and channeled the
spirits of two patriarchs. True, James Boyd Rafferty and Dr William Blair didn’t know squat
about making vodka. But they embodied the value of hard work, the joy of following a dream
and the rewards of a job well done.

SMOOTH AMBLER OLD SCOUT BOURBON WHISKEY
Brand Profile:
Smooth Ambler Spirits Distillery is a state-of-the-art, 5200 square foot stillhouse embedded
in the rolling Appalachian hills of Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Handcrafted, true, small
batch spirits made to an exacting degree amid lush mountains known for seeing things get
done by people committed to doing them the right way. Smooth Ambler Old Scout Bourbon is
a fine curated whiskey; “scouted” during our efforts to find an exceptional American Whiskey
with smoothness and flavor we admire. We obtain Old Scout to make available to our friends
(and to ourselves) delicious, drinkable bourbon that might otherwise remain unenjoyed.

BITTERMENS LIQUEURS, EXTRACTS AND TONICS
Brand Profile:
Avery and Janet Glasser started Bittermens, Inc. in 2007 with the vision of creating a new
type of cocktail bitters. In the years that followed, Bittermens has grown to become one of
the largest artisanal producers of cocktail bitters, flavoring extracts and other curiosities –
such as vinegar based shrubs and exquisitely sour citrates. Fate intervened when they were
reunited with long time friend Mayur Subbarao, a master vermouth formulator and creator of
wonderful cordials while working together on a New York pop-up bar concept. Together, the
three formed Bittermens Spirits, Inc. and embarked on creating a new space where they can
launch a generation of American-produced artisanal liqueurs, cordials and vermouths.

JACK RUDY SMALL BATCH TONIC
Brand Profile:
Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. was created to preserve and revive the heritage of crafted cocktails
using quality ingredients by improving upon tradition and appealing to a modern market. In
short, Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. will offer the world a better drink. Jack Rudy was many things.
He was a pilot who illegally flew his plane under the Ohio River Bridge(on a dare), and he
worked on planes during WWII. He invented a mechanical device for pharmacists to count pills
(rather than by hand), and built a houseboat out of an old city bus. He drew a line on it where
he said it would float when launched and it was dead on. He was an engineer for his working
life after the war. He was, as legend has it, a “marvelous dancer.” He read Popular Mechanics &
National Geographic cover to cover – a curious type who made his own bullets, and shot them
into a dirt wall he constructed in his basement. He LOVED to entertain and was known to
overindulge in drink, smoke, and his wife’s gourmet cooking

Along with many others….

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