Local* Favorite: 8 Feathers’ Vanilla Bean Whiskey

It smells like vanilla extract, and more importantly tastes like what you think vanilla extract should actually taste like (c’mon, I know we’ve all been there). It’s an extremely smooth, vanillin-free whiskey made of local grains that are ground in-facility, and the byproduct of fermentation is given to local farmers to feed their animal habitants. Moreover, 8 Feathers recycles the water it uses, saving a hell of a lot of the resource in production. Some really good stuff here.

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The New York Sour: Whiskey and Wine at the Same Damn Time

When I Snapchatted that I was making a drink with whiskey and red wine, I received more “eww”s back than anything else. Fair enough. If I hadn’t directed my life into the spirits world, I, along with my 23 year-old peers, would also probably imagine some room temperature Jack poorly mixed with a vinegary, tannin-heavy “house red”, whatever that means. I, too, would tell that to please fuck off.

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