We are really proud to introduce our new Dexter Straight Bourbon. It’s the best bourbon we’ve ever made – named one of only 12 bourbons on the Ultimate Spirits list of the Top 100 Spirits.
It’s named after Edmund Dexter one of the most famous pre-prohibition whiskey makers in America.
It is most often drank neat or over ice.
However, it also makes for luxurious cocktails each with a great story…
CHARLES DICKENS BOURBON SMASH
In 1842, Charles Dickens stayed with world famous Whiskey Barrel Blender Edmund Dexter at his home in Cincinnati on fourth street. Dickens was a fan of mint juleps. The recipe below is a modernized version of a recipe he shared with fellow writer Washington Irving. The drink is a cross between a mint julep and a sour (using orange instead of the classic lemon).
- 1 Orange Wedge
- 5 Mint Leaves
- 1/2 oz of Simple Syrup
- 2 oz of Dexter
Combine the orange, mint leaves and simple syrup in a shaker and muddle firmly. Add 2 oz of Dexter Bourbon and shake with ice for 12 seconds. Serve in a chilled coupe glass or in an old fashioned glass with fresh ice.
“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
p.s. We sold out the first edition in January in 57 minutes. This time we have much more – but it’s selling 5 times faster :). If you want it – I suggest you get it sooner rather than later.