I received 2 bottles of Rabbit Hole Distillery Bourbon to create some drinks with and drink I did.
It’s time to slip down the Rabbit Hole
But first a little about this craft bourbon. With the addition of Heigold Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, the Rabbit Hole Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky has created a truly distinctive brand with a unique flavor. Developed by its founder and whiskey maker Kaveh Zamanian, this mash bill offers drinkers a high-quality malted rye imported from Germany.
Now a FULL-TIME addition to the line-up
Rabbit Hole Heigold Kentucky high rye straight bourbon has become a year-round favorite, and I for one understand exactly why. Also in the Rabbit Hole line-up are
“Cavehill” Kentucky Straight Bourbon – a four-grain bourbon that pays homage to the history of Louisville distillers. Rabbit Hole “Boxergrail” offering a rye inspired by the long history of boxing in the city and “Dareringer” Straight Bourbon Whiskey offers something slightly different as it is finished in sherry casks for a sweeter bourbon.
Although I think that any of the Rabbit Hole Bourbons, due to their quality are best enjoyed neat, I have included a couple of classic recipes as I always do.
A Classic Whiskey Sour
- 2 oz Rabbit Hole “Dareringer”
- 6 oz lemon juice
- 6 oz simple syrup
- lemon wedge
- maraschino cherry
- Fill shaker with ice
- Add 2 oz Rabbit Hole “Dareringer”
- Add lemon juice & simple syrup
- Shake vigorously
- Pour into a tumbler
- Garnish with lemon & maraschino cherry
Hare of the Dog
The perfect wake me up when you’ve had a rough night.
- “Dareringer” Rabbit Hole Bourbon
- V-8 juice
- Worcestershire sauce
- Coarse salt
- Wet rim of glass & dip into the course sale
- Fill shaker with ice
- Add 2 oz “Dareringer” Rabbit Hole Bourbon
- Pour in 8 oz V-8 juice
- Add 1/4 tsp of Horseradish
- Toss in a dash of bitters & a dash of Worcestershire sauce
- Shake well & pour into the glass
- Garnish with celery
My personal favorite is…
Rabbit Hole Heigold neat, over ice, or my favorite – WARM. Warming the bourbon really releases both the aroma as well as the flavor of a good bourbon like this.
Here’s how I do it.
- Make a cup of coffee
- Pour 2 oz of Heigold Rabbit Hole Bourbon into a snifter
- Balance the snifter on the coffee mug
- Allow it to warm the whiskey as it releases the fragrance.
Until next time. CHEERS!