Set on the southern bank of the river, Hangman Distillery?s doors open to the public on Saturday, January 28th at noon! To celebrate the opening, the distillery?s proprietors have opened the complex to the public for tours, free tastings, and a grand opening party that will last until the final patron departs (Or is kicked out. Either way!). For those concerned about recent unrest in the city, be assured that security will be on hand to ensure that a peaceful night is had. All residents of Rhydin, human, non-human and everything in between are welcome!
Tour the distillery and watch the distillation and barrelling process live before the barrels are taken away to a temporally enhanced aging room.
[size=8]((All images property of Archie Rose Distillery, Sydney))[/size]Featuring:Ghost Bear Whiskey--
An evolutionary liquor, the Ghost Bear experience begins with the scent and ends with a continued flavor on the palate long after swallowing. Sporting notes of toffee, oak, nut, fruit (black cherry and ripe peach), and dark chocolate espresso, the complex flavor is laid over a lingering, leafy damp kiln smoke reminiscent of leather, tobacco, and a hint of wild game.Slugger?s Select Honey Whiskey--
Sporting a pungent honey scent right off the bat, it also has a touch of earthiness to it in the form of fudge, all spice, and complimentary floral notes. On the tongue, Slugger?s Select boasts a rich and dark flavor with sweet milky coffee, dark chocolate and demarara sugar lightened by some candied lemon hints. From start to finish you can expect rich and sweet honey undertone beneath it all ? lightly pungent and floral, with a real honey flavor.Black Bear Bourbon--
With Black Bear Bourbon, taste a melding of candied citrus, blueberry, nectarine, and sultana, all pulled together with honeyed vanilla and orange. Underneath, there is a kiss of cocoa, mint, and cinnamon married with tobacco leaves, leather, and a tasteful bourbon barrel char for a warm finish.Gallows Private Label Select--
With a remarkable aroma of tropical fruits like pineapple, grapefruit, guava, mango, and peach, the Gallows Private Label Select also offers hints of toffee-coated nuts, vanilla fudge, cedar, and cocoa. It finishes with very light note of peat smoke for a smooth, heady, and haunting flavor combination that lingers long after the last drop.Fireshot Cinnamon Whiskey--
Cinnamon obviously dominates Fireshot?s flavor. Equal parts sweet and spicy, it?s alarmingly drinkable. At first whiff it seems quite fiery and while it has a big dose of cinnamon, it carries a pleasant heat with accents of brown sugar and butter underneath the cinnamon and spice with just a hint of barrel char to balance the sweetness.
All of the above liquors will be available on hand for straight tastings or for purchase in mixed drinks and bottled form.
To make sure that all the booze doesn?t go straight to partygoers? heads, an assortment of appetizers will be available throughout the night as well. Menu:
Sriracha creole deviled eggs
Hummus with toasted whole wheat flatbread
Poutine with bacon
Crispy green beans with remoulade
Bavarian pretzel sticks with cheese
Fried cheese curds with spicy ranch
Buffalo chicken wing dip
Ultimate nachos with cheddar jack cheeses, queso cheese, chili, lettuce, diced tomatoes ?n green onions, kalamata olives, jalape?os, and cilantro crema
Stout glazed ribs
Fried calamari with marinara
Loaded potato skins
All who attend the grand opening will leave with a commemorative Hangman Distillery shotglass
A number of door prizes will also be given out:
Copper cocktail kit
Set of 6 vintage gold whiskey glasses
Set of 5 steel whiskey bottle pourer stoppers
Waterford whiskey decanter
Whiskey quartz set in white gold
Set of 4 Whiskey Makes Me Frisky tumblers
Set of 6 bullet whiskey stones
Flask filled with Limited Edition Triple Crown Select Scotch
Antique Japanese sterling silver overlay whiskey kit
Mini keg of Limited Edition Triple Crown Select Scotch
To finish the night out, Claire led any remaining friends into a rousing (and likely drunken) rendition of Happy Birthday to Cooper, the man who made the whole distillery possible. A whiskey barrel birthday cake was served to any who wished for dessert. She left the candles off if only because that many candles would surely be a fire hazard.
[[Board only event. Feel free to post outfits or visits here. Any who post will receive a shot glass icon. Door prizes will be drawn a few days after the shindig just so people have time to post. Enjoy!]]