Pioneer Spirit

Rye, Applejack, Bitters, Orgeat, Orange peel
2dsBitters, Angostura
1 12ozRye, Whistlepig 10
12ozApplejack, Lairds
1twstOrange peel (as garnish)
Build in a double old-fashioned glass: Bitters, then orgeat, rye, Applejack and ice, and stir briefly. Garnish with an orange peel, express oils over the top of the glass (squeeze peel skin side down over glass; oil will spray out).
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Created byThe Raines Law Room
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Posted byacenright on 01/14/2012


bza's picture

Laird's makes a 7 and 1/2 year apple brandy (not applejack - though I believe their bonded is also technically an apple brandy?). I assume that's what they are referring to here.

Zachary Pearson's picture

Quick question - what's the 7.5 mean with the Laird's?



Zachary Pearson's picture

OK, I figured this out, and curated this somewhat. Naming convention within KC is to simply have the numerical year after the product, so El Dorado 5, Lagavulin 16. I changed the Whistlepig to Whistlepig 10 to reflect that. 

Laird's makes an applejack (GNS + apple brandy) without an age statement. They also make a BIB apple brandy, a 7.5 year and a 12 year. So... either this is meant to be applejack without an age statement, or the ingredient should be changed to apple brandy. I chose to keep the applejack, and removed the age statement. By the way, Food Republic (the source) has it wrong, not the poster.

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