Deny it if you want to! Your calendar can lie if you don't flip the page but the weather, the lessening sunset and the crowded morning commutes are all testament. The summer is almost over folks. Now while that vacation you finally took is something you'll probably bask in for a minute, all you'll really be left with is the memory of what you did or didn't do while laying on some beach in God knows where with whoever. So, outside from that half used bottle of sunscreen, the "I Left My Dignity In Cabo" tee or those well-worn flip flops, why not create memories that could subsequently take you back to that oceanfront villa while lounging at your present domicile. What transports one to a better state of other-worldliness than an awesome cocktail?
With the official end of summer only days away, I began 'jonesing' for this delicious new whisky I discovered that happily made the days longer and the nights more welcoming. Alberta Rye Whisky Dark Batch is a new dark whisky from renowned Alberta Distillers. What's nice about what they've done with this wonderfully aged whisky is all in its flavor. It's all at once a tad smoky & woodsy with a slight underlying note of sweet and a hidden, dare I say, spiciness that rounds out this whisky and makes it a great one to add handsome color and bold flavor to a cocktail. Very necessary when you want the nuances, experiences and expressions of summer to last be they via the way of the tastebuds.
The way I had my experience was classic with a twist literally. I had an Alberta Rye Whisky Dark Batch as the star of my remixed Old Fashioned and then garnished it with slices of a lime, a Meyer lemon, sweet navel orange, a couple slivers of bruised ginger and a topper of seltzer. The garnishes were characteristically summer to me but they also allowed the flavor or this pleasant dark whisky to shine since it kept the heft of the drink within it robust flavor profile.
What more is there to look forward to after the autumnal equinox kicks in next week? A more delectable hot toddy perhaps? You can find Alberta Rye Whisky Dark Batch at your finer spirits retailers and as always please remember to drink responsibly.