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Was helping out at a cocktail competition yesterday and tried a fantastic bourbon and cocktail made with it: Reservoir  From Richmond, VA, very young, but deep, complex, balanced, and this bourbon-basher really liked it! 

 

The cocktail is called "A Jones for Lenore" by Torrence Swain, a DC bartender, in the "Craft Spirits of Poe" competition. Here's what went in:

 

Bourbon (I assume 2 oz)

1/2 oz yellow chartreuse

1/4 oz? Ango

Lime of unknown quantity (presumably 1/2-3/4)

served up, garnished with a clove-studded lime wheel.

 

Amazing drink.  Too bad the bourbon is $90 a bottle though  :hmmm: I find it rather unreasonable that a whisky that's so young it doesn't even have the word "straight" on it is selling for that much.

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I guess it's bourbon because of new charred barrels?

I'm assuming American oak and we know it's at least 51% corn ;)

Most importantly you liked it.

The only negative is the ridiculous price


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Was helping out at a cocktail competition yesterday and tried a fantastic bourbon and cocktail made with it: Reservoir  From Richmond, VA, very young, but deep, complex, balanced, and this bourbon-basher really liked it! 

 

The cocktail is called "A Jones for Lenore" by Torrence Swain, a DC bartender, in the "Craft Spirits of Poe" competition. Here's what went in:

 

Bourbon (I assume 2 oz)

1/2 oz yellow chartreuse

1/4 oz? Ango

Lime of unknown quantity (presumably 1/2-3/4)

served up, garnished with a clove-studded lime wheel.

 

Amazing drink.  Too bad the bourbon is $90 a bottle though  :hmmm: I find it rather unreasonable that a whisky that's so young it doesn't even have the word "straight" on it is selling for that much.

 

I did not find it to be as interesting as you apparently did. Maybe it would work in a cocktail although at the unbelievably high price they are charging it isn't really even reasonable to use it for that purpose. I did not think it very good on its own. Indeed "unreasonable" is probably the kindest thing I could say about it...

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Well I don't like normal bourbon too much so maybe its unreasonable-ness is why I liked it?

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Well I don't like normal bourbon too much so maybe its unreasonable-ness is why I liked it?

 

Always a possibility. Every palate is different!

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