The complex mix of flavors makes this unique bourbon-whiskey the preferred drink for those who like to balance classic with contemporary and aren’t afraid to deviate from tradition. This has also been celebrated as the whiskey for those who never before enjoyed the spirit.
Technically a liqueur, Alpine Lafayette Spice Flavored Whiskey is created using the classic Kentucky Bourbon mashbill of 75% corn, 21% rye and 4% cut to 80 proof. The distillery then adds Apricot, Primrose and Cinnamon for the Lafayette spice profile.
A culinary principle is to find opposing flavors in order to find taste balance – sweet & sour for example. In Ayurvedic profiles the key is work with the six tastes. In 1,000 gallons of product Alpine Master Distiller Rob Sergent use less than 1lb of cinnamon, but it’s enough to contrast the sweetness of the Apricot and provides depth that apt bartenders are using to craft incredibly delicious cocktails. The Primrose exists almost purely as an aromatic note, no noticeable taste influence, but the bouquet explodes with this addition which delights the senses with every pour.
Awarded: Gold at the 2016 SIP Awards.