Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Gun for Hire

2 oz Elijah Craig (Evan Williams Bonded)
1/2 oz Averna
1/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse
2 dash Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters (Jerry Thomas Decanter)

Stir with ice and strain into a glass (rocks) pre-rinsed with Islay Scotch (Caol Ila 12 Year).
Two Wednesdays ago, I was perusing the Kindred Cocktails database when I spotted the Sazerac-styled Gun For Hire by Rhett Williams at the Pour House in Vancouver circa 2013. Overall, the combination of American whiskey and bitter and herbal liqueurs reminded me of the Valkyrie, so I was game to try this one out. Once prepared, the Gun For Hire welcomed the senses with a peat smoke bouquet. Next, caramel notes on the sip shot forth into Bourbon, herbal, clove, and allspice flavors on the swallow with a smoky finish.

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