Autumn Pear

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The Mix

Makes one cocktail.

  • 1 ½ ounce VHW Port Cask Finished Whisky
  • 3 ounces of chopped pear (2-3 chopped slices)
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup**
  • Black walnut bitters
  • Cinnamon sugar

Muddle the chopped pear in a shaker, while adding lime juice and whisky.  Wet the glass rim with water and roll in cinnamon sugar.  Add 2-3 pieces of ice to the shaker and shake fiercely.  Strain the mixture into the glass.  Top with one dash of black walnut bitters and garnish with slice of pear.

**Simple Syrup: Combine 1 cup water and 1 cup granulated sugar to a pot over medium heat. Let sugar dissolve, stirring constantly. Once sugar has dissolved, remove from heat and let cool. Store for up to 2 weeks.

VHW Port Cask Finished Whisky

Port Cask Finished Whisky


VHW Port Cask Finished Whisky is made from 100% malted barley, marrying American Single Malt whisky made on-site in Virginia with aged Scotch malt whisky.  A focus on finishing in Port casks for a minimum of 12 months adds depth and complexity.

Virginia Distillery Co.

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