Guess what – This Month is Bourbon Heritage Month

Monday 11th, September 2017 / 12:35 Written by
Guess what – This Month is Bourbon Heritage Month

Guess What – September is Bourbon Heritage Month

This month is Bourbon Heritage month and guess what!  Trail’s End bourbon out of Oregon wants to show you ways to celebrate.

When they left Missouri in 1804, Lewis and Clark didn’t pack light. In addition to food to sustain and items to trade, they also packed nearly 100 gallons of whiskey, rumored to have cost about $1.25 each. While the price of whiskey may have changed, its ties to the heritage of the Old West hasn’t. Trail’s End, a bourbon from Oregon-based Hood River Distillers pays homage to the early days of the Oregon Trail with a spirit that follows the steps of Lewis and Clark and in honor of Bourbon Heritage Month, we invite you to share some of our favorite Trail’s End Cocktails.

 

Maple Bourbon Smash

½ oz. pure maple syrup, preferably Grade A Dark Amber

½ oz. fresh orange juice

¼ oz. fresh lemon juice

4 dashes of Angostura bitters

½ orange wheel

2 oz. Trail’s End Bourbon Whiskey

Ice

1 ½ oz chilled seltzer

 

Directions: In a rocks glass, combine the maple syrup with the orange juice, lemon juice and bitters. Add the orange wheel and lightly muddle. Add the Trail’s End and stir well. Fill the glass with ice and top with the chilled seltzer.

 

New Fashioned

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Guess What – September is Bourbon Heritage Month

2 oz. Trail’s End Bourbon Whiskey

1 brown sugar cube

2 dashes of Fee Brothers Orange Bitters

2 blackberries

1 orange wedge

1 thyme sprig

Splash of club soda

 

Directions: Place the sugar cube in a rocks glass, add bitters and muddle. Rotate the glass so the sugar/bitters mixture coats the glass. Add ice, Trail’s End and stir until blended. Top with a splash of club soda and garnish with orange wedge, fresh blackberries and thyme sprig.

 

Trail Dusted

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Guess What – September is Bourbon Heritage Month

1 oz. fresh white grapefruit juice

½ oz. Simple Syrup

2 slices of English cucumber, plus 3 or 4 thin slices for garnish

dash of celery bitters (optional)

Ice

2 oz. Trail’s End Bourbon Whiskey

 

Directions: In a cocktail shaker, muddle 2 cucumber slices. Add ice and all of the remaining ingredients except the garnish and shake well. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with the thin cucumber slices.

 

 Alpine Manhattan

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Guess What – September is Bourbon Heritage Month

Ice

1 ½ oz. Trail’s End Bourbon Whiskey

1 oz. Pine Syrup

2 dashes of Angostura bitters

orange twist, for garnish

 

Directions: Fill a pint glass with ice. Add Trail’s End, pine syrup and bitters and stir well. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with the orange twist.

 

Two-time Double Gold Medal winner Trails End is crafted using 8-year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished with Oregon Oak and perfected with glacier-fed spring water from Mt. Hood Oregon.

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