For over two centuries, whiskies have been mainly aged in wooden barrels. The wood absorbs some of the more unpleasant aspects of the whisky distillate (such as sulfur), and, in return, imbues the liquid with flavors unique to itself. However, during the process of aging whiskey and because of the porous nature of wood barrels, a small percentage (roughly 2%) of every barreled whiskey batch is lost annually. Traditionally, it was believed that this whiskey evaporated up to the heavens, thus, it was coined the “Angel’s Share.”
This means the higher alcohol content should make it a favorite among bourbon drinkers who love a bolder whiskey(many bourbons are 86 proof or higher). And if bourbon cocktails are your thing, the high ABVs makes it a solid choice for a cocktail.
If you love bourbon whiskey, then old fashioneds are probably a staple in your home. Using apple cider adds an excellent twist to this already great classic cocktail. That said, nothing will wreck your old fashioned than a cheap, low-quality whiskey.
The martini is a classic and iconic cocktail that has stood the test of time. But did you know there are over 50 different martini recipes? Yet, most of them have little or no resemblance to the original classic martini.