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Whiskey

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Smcitrusvanillabourbon0005.JPGSo what is whiskey?  And rye and bourbon for that matter? 

A whiskey is a spirit distilled from fermented grain(s) and then aged in barrels. 

They vary from place to place by blend of grains used, number of distillations, types of barrel used, ageing time and temperature, filtration method, ingredients added, and much more... 

1794s

california, usa
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This cocktail is in the Manhattan family, but much more elusive.  It seems there are only two places sophisticated enough to serve it in San Francisco, not counting our kitchen - the top notch restaurant Range and the ├╝ber-cool speakeasy style bar Bourbon & Branch.  For a truly amazing cocktail experience, try it with vanilla and citrus infused bourbon instead of rye.

Sm1794s0003.JPGThis recipe is for Tracy and David, who helped us enjoy a few last weekend at Tim's 21st(ish) birthday party in their super-stylish Eichler house in Orange County.  It is the result of many a long night of intensive research conducted at some of California's most sophisticated bars, just for you.
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