Monday, December 28, 2020

talent scout

2 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon (Old Tub Bonded)
1/2 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
2 dash Angostura Bitters
2 dash Orange Bitters (Angostura Orange)

Stir with ice, strain into an old fashioned glass with ice, and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Mondays prior, I delved back into Carey Jones' Brooklyn Bartender book to find a glossed-over gem. There, I was drawn in by the Talent Scout crafted by Brian Smith at the Colonie for it reminded me of a curaçao-for-Maraschino Fancy Free or perhaps a Bourbon-for-Genever Dutch Courage. Once prepared, the Talent Scout welcomed the senses with an orange and Bourbon aroma. Next, a malt-driven sip led into whiskey, orange, clove, and allspice flavors on the swallow with an orange finish.

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