That means we went all the way to Scotland and asked the world's best stillmaker to build us a 42-foot column still. It means we promised never to use any grains grown outside the state of Texas, no matter how rare or obscure those grains might be.
To create a darker mood for this more robust version of our flagship whiskey, we turned once again to the label artist for the Straight Bourbon. World-renowned artist (and Austinite) Marc Burckhardt helped us craft a nighttime scene featuring our beloved Musician, with a starry night sky that reflects the mysterious nature of the spirit inside the bottle.
In a mixing glass, muddle the sugar cube, bitters, and water. Add rye and stir with ice. Rinse a chilled glass with absinthe and dump. Pour contents of mixing glass into the chilled glass; express a lemon peel over cocktail and rim the glass; discard lemon peel.
Add rye, lemon, simple syrup in a tin with ice and shake. Strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Gently and slowly, pour wine over the back of a spoon held just above the cocktail’s surface, letting the wine float at top of glass. Zest lemon peel over the cocktail, and run around the rim of the glass, drop into the cocktail for garnish.
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