Gunpowder Rye Whiskey
Gunpowder Rye Whiskey is named for the Gunpowder River in northeastern Maryland, the location of the post-Prohibition family distillery. Gunpowder is a spicy Maryland style rye, distilled from rye and malted barley and matured in new American oak barrels. This whiskey enters with flavors of rye grain and cinnamon, builds with baking spice, clove, and sassafras and finishes with toasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, and vanilla.
Gold, Beverage Testing Institute
Bronze, Washington Cup
Bronze, Great American Distillers Festival
Here are a couple of cocktail recipes that we enjoy:
3 oz Gunpowder Rye
.75 oz simple syrup
2-3 dashes Peychaud bitters
In a mixing glass, muddle the simple sugar and bitters together. Add the rye and ice, and stir. Rinse a rocks glass with absinthe, swirling it around and discard the liquid. Strain the rye mixture into the rocks glass and garnish with the lemon twist.
2 oz Gunpowder Rye
.5 oz Grand Marnier
.5 oz dry vermouth
Stir with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange peel.
3/4 oz. Gunpowder Rye
3/4 oz. Cognac
3/4 oz. sweet vermouth
1 barspoon Bénédictine
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir well, strain into an ice-filled Old Fashioned glass and garnish.