Cocktails are so much fun! But they’re work, and we’re very lazy, so when offers to sample ready-to-drink (or RTD as they say in the canned cocktail biz) come our way, we rarely refuse, because we’re on a mission to find RTD cocktails that are worthy of space in our respective fridges.
For those that aren’t in the know, in addition to operating a world-class craft brewery, the fine folks at Dogfish Head also own and operate a distillery where they make, Gin, Vodka, Rum, Whiskey, and a few other off-centered libations. In addition to all that, they’ve recently entered the RTD Canned Cocktail business. Two are made with Vodka, and one is made with Whiskey. Given our love of Whiskey, we of course asked if we could sample a cocktail that they call Cherry Bergamot Whiskey Sour.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
Bergamot Orange doesn’t quite look like an orange … nor taste like one now that we think about it! You may recognize its fragrant, citrusy scent and distinct flavor, as it’s the star flavor of Earl Grey tea. It’s also found flavoring cookies, custards, marmalades, syrups and … perhaps a cocktail?
Developed to accentuate the nuances of our malt whiskey, this ready-to-drink cocktail is made using our whiskey distilled with tart cherries and highly-fragrant, citrusy bergamot oranges, then blended with a house-made sour mix.
Light amber in color, it is chock full of oak and vanilla whiskey flavors balanced by notes of citrus and dark cherries with a hint of honey, lemon and bergamot.
So ditch the fancy glassware, mixing equipment and enjoy cold, straight from the can!
If that doesn’t sound delicious to you, then you’ve probably landed on the wrong YouTube Channel, so scurry along…
Go ahead. Scurry along!
We love a well-crafted Whiskey Sour, so we were more than a little bit excited to give this a try. To find out if this yummy-sounding drink met our expectations, click the play button on the following video:
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