Thursday, July 28, 2022

her name is joy

1 oz Appleton 21 Year Rum (Appleton Reserve)
1 oz Highland Park 12 Year (Royal Brakla 12)
1/4 oz Lustau Oloroso Sherry
1 tsp Benedictine
1 tsp Galliano Ristretto
1/2 tsp Demerara Syrup

Stir with ice, strain into a single old fashioned glass with a large ice cube, and garnish with orange oil from a twist.
Two Thursdays ago, I finally broke down and made the delightful sounding Her Name is Joy from Death & Co.'s Welcome Home book. This tribute to Appleton Estate master blender Joy Spence was crafted by Sam Penton in 2019 with the Vieux Carré as the inspiration. I was hesitant to make it before since I lacked the rather aged Appleton rum, but I figured that I could get a good feel for what they were shooting for with a younger expression. In the glass, the Her Name is Joy proffered an orange, caramel, and coffee bouquet to the nose. Next, grape and caramel on the sip flowed into rum, Scotch, dark roast coffee, herbal, and nutty flavors on the swallow.

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