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Have a Happier Holiday with These 4 Must-Try Cocktails

This season, celebrate at home with a great cocktail built around one of these beloved winter weather spirits.

Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye Whiskey

Price: $44.99  |  Size: 750 mL  |  Code: 47966

This blend combines three distinct liquid profiles. Kentucky rye provides a firm base of spicy rye, rich oak, dried fruit and subtle molasses undertones. Canadian rye from Beam’s award-winning Alberta Distillery is skillfully layered in and provides depth to the notes of dried fruit and a more viscous mouthfeel than a traditional rye. It’s finished with a touch of California port blended directly to add complementary juicy, ripe fruit without muddying the existing wood notes. 

Basil Hayden’s Boulevardier

Ingredients

1 oz Basil Haydenís Dark Rye Whiskey

¾ oz Dolin Rouge Vermouth de ChambÈry

¾ oz Aperol Liqueur

1 orange peel 

Directions

1. Combine first three ingredients in a
mixing glass filled with ice; stir.

2. Strain into rocks glass and serve
up or with a large ice cube.

3. Garnish with orange peel.

Knob Creek Straight Rye Whiskey Cask Strength 

Price: $69.99  |  Size: 750 mL  |  Code: 82260

A special, limited-edition whiskey that features Knob Creek’s biggest and boldest rye liquid yet. Named Best Rye Whiskey at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, this liquid takes the rich and savory notes of award-winning Knob Creek Straight Rye Whiskey to the next level as an extra-aged, uncut and unfiltered straight rye whiskey.

Black Hawk

Ingredients

2 oz Knob Creek Straight Rye Whiskey Cask Strength

1 oz sloe gin

1 maraschino cherry

Directions

1. Combine first two ingredients in a mixing glass half-filled with ice; stir.

2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

3. Garnish with cherry.

Knob Creek Twice Barreled  Rye Whiskey

Price: $44.99  |  Size: 750 mL  |  Code: 77386

Knob Creek Twice Barreled Rye Whiskey starts as Knob Creek Rye Whiskey, then is transferred to a new, level-four charred oak barrel for additional aging. This enhances the powerful oaky aroma and re-exposes the whiskey to the flavorful, smoky fresh barrel char for an optimal  taste balance between spicy rye and oak from the secondary barrel finish.

Scofflaw

Ingredients

1 ½ oz Knob Creek Twice Barreled
Rye Whiskey

1 oz dry vermouth

¾ oz fresh lemon juice

¾ oz grenadine

Directions

1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled
with ice.

2. Shake and strain into a chilled glass.

Knob Creek Straight Rye Whiskey

Price: $34.99  |  Size: 750 mL  
Code: 4924

A blend of the finest quality rye yields an extraordinarily smooth yet spicy finish. Itís still patiently aged in the deepest charred barrels and bottled at a full 100 proof to maintain Knob Creek Bourbonís approach to big flavor. Offers expansive notes of herbs and rye with nuanced oak aroma, bold spicy rye flavors with undertones of vanilla and oak, finishing warm
and smooth with spice throughout.

KC Rye Old Fashioned

Ingredients

2 oz Knob Creek Straight
Rye Whiskey

2 dashes Angostura
Bitters

½ oz simple syrup 

1 lemon peel

Directions

1. Combine first three ingredients in a mixing glass; stir.

2. Strain into a rocks glass filled with 1 large ice cube.

3. Express lemon peel over cocktail and rub around the rim before placing into drink.