I couldn’t make it Friday or Saturday, but I finally made it this afternoon to Southern Tier’s new distillery:
That’s the distillery’s London Dry gin mixed with ginger beer in the pic.
I also tried their 100 proof corn whiskey and Maple Spirit — made with local syrup.
The distillery offers single shot tastings, flights of four different 1 oz samplers or cocktails. Today being Sunday, the distillery workers were making Bloody Marys with their house vodka — as well as the Mojitos, Moscow Mules and other drinks they’d been mixing all weekend.
Today was quite warm and felt like an appropriate end to August here in Western New York.
Tonight though I’m sipping a fall beer and thinking of the coming season:
Harvest is easily my favorite beer by Southern Tier. Some people fiend for Pumking and others I know like to nurse Old Man Winter on long, cold, snowy nights. But for me, few of their beers taste better than a Harvest — especially outdoors as the summer weather cools and autumn arrives.
And what makes Harvest even better!? A shot of Jameson right in the glass: