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Welcome to the Virtual Great Whiskey Debate! We’re so glad to have you “here”. We hope it felt like Christmas morning when you opened your box of whiskey goodies. Watch this quick video of our event founder, Denise VanLanduyt, and then it’s cocktail time.

A couple of notes:

  • Chat with other ticketholders & share photos of your kits/cocktails/virtual experience on the Facebook event page. 
  • After you’ve tried them all, use the poll at the bottom of the page to vote for your favorites! Voting closes at 8PM on Thursday the 14th.


Cocktail Recipe #1: The Golden Rule

From the bar of: The Marley
Crafted by Chris Thigpen




2oz Jim Beam Black
3/4oz Red Pepper Honey Syrup (ingredients below)
1/2oz Fresh Lemon Juice
4 Mint Leaves Muddled

Serve over ice, with twist of lemon and a spring of mint. 

Ingredients for Red Pepper Honey Syrup:

3 Parts Honey
1 Part Hot Water
Red Pepper Flakes to Taste (a little goes a long way)

Cocktail Recipe #2: Blood Like Lemonade

From the bar of: Iberian Pig
Crafted by Erin Green




1oz Jim Beam Black
3/4oz Oloroso Sherry
1/2oz Luxardo
1/2oz Blood Orange Purée
1/4oz Fresh Lemon Juice

Shake and strain into a rocks glass.  (I’m using a large rock.)
Garnish with burnt orange peel.

Cocktail Recipe #3: Amicus Curiae – Friend of the Court

From the bar of: No. 246
Crafted by Lindsey Spence




1 oz Jim Beam Black (I’ll be using Rittenhouse Rye)
1 oz Laird’s Brandy
1 oz Zucca Amaro
1 barspoon Benedictine (optional; not included in kit)
1 dash Angostura
1 dash peychauds bitters

Stirred & served on a large rock


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