"Localmotive Sour"Virgil Kaine Bourbon
Sweatman's Ginger Beer
South Carolina Quail Egg
Local Lavender & Blueberry Bitters
Homemade Candied Ginger
Its a beautiful aromatic sour and all Charleston!
Muddle Peach in shaker add all ingredients but the pepper. Shake vigorously - Double strain in coupe glass. Float crack pepper and garnish with peach.
If Julian Van Winkle is the high priest of bourbon, Charleston's David Szlam is something of an evangelist. He freely admits that his newly released Virgil Kaine Bourbon & Ginger is meant to win over those who might not consider themselves bourbon drinkers. It's not an easy mission. For years there's been a gulf in the world of spirits, what one might call the brown liquor/white liquor divide. On one side are the whiskey drinkers, who sip their bourbon or scotch straight and do little else with it. On the other are those who won't touch the brown stuff, preferring clear vodkas and light rums, often in sweet, highly flavored concoctions that are the antithesis of an aged bourbon on the rocks. Read full article here
Early in their show at Brick House Kitchen on Sunday, someone passed a bottle of Virgil Kaine ginger bourbon to the Royal Tinfoil on stage. Unsure of the concoction at first ("I think it has ginger already in it?" frontwoman Lily Slay pondered from stage), the band soon embraced the whiskey ambrosia, even claiming to have written a song on the spot for the Kaine halfway through. By the end of their set, the bottle was half empty (or half full?), and the band had proclaimed themselves as "our local source for drunken gypsy sex." Read full article here