I recently had the opportunity to visit my friends at Witherspoon Distillery in Lewisville, TX and interview the owner Quentin Witherspoon. (we apologize for the quality of the audio, it was a hot Texas day and the a/c distorts the sound quality)
Some outstanding recipes to follow!
Witherspoon Distillery’s current line up.
1. Witherspoon’s Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey
2. Witherspoon’s Single Malt
3. Witherspoon’s River Rum
4. Witherspoon’s River Rum Reserve
5. Witherspoon’s Bonfire Rum
Witherspoon’s Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Witherspoon Maple Old Fashioned Recipe
1.5 oz Witherspoon Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Dash or Two Bitters
1/2 oz Maple Syrup
3 oz Apple Juice
Witherspoon’s Single Malt
When we first opened this bottle, the aroma was very strong and almost it almost tasted the same as it smelled. If you have ever been privileged to drink a fine aged whiskey, you will understand the aroma as you could make out the different key flavors that are characteristic of being aged in an oak barrel.
The single malt was not as smooth straight and I ended up cutting it with 2 parts single malt to 1 part water. This is how I drink it now. I do not like my whiskey on the rocks because this is a slow sipping drink and the ice changes the ratio of water to whiskey.
This is not a cocktail liquor to me, so I will share how I drink mine.
2 Ounces Witherspoon’s Single Malt
1 ounce chilled purified water
Mix the two ingredients in an old fashioned glass and enjoy.
Witherspoon’s River Rum
Witherspoon Distillery Hemingway Cocktail Recipe
1.5 oz Witherspoon River Rum
3 oz Grapefruit Juice
3/4 oz Simple Syrup
1/4 oz Lime Juice
1/4 Maraschino Cherry Juice
Witherspoon’s River Rum Reserve
I will be honest when it comes to this rum I just enjoy it on the rocks. To me, this is just a nice sipping rum and does not need a mixer.
Witherspoon’s Bonfire Rum
Witherspoon Distillery Apple Pie Cocktail Recipe
1 oz Maple Syrup
1.5 oz Witherspoon Bonfire Cinnamon Infused Rum
4 oz Apple Juice