Batch Recipe: Makes approx. 25 servings
Strain the juice of 8 pounds of cherries into a large container. Muddle ¾ of the whole cherries to extract more juice, and add the ¼ remaining whole cherries to the juice (muddled cherries may be discarded).
Combine Port Cask Finished Virginia-Highland Whisky, cherry juice, and granulated sugar. Add grated nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon and stir. Place in refrigerator and let cool. Serve over ice, topped with seltzer water.
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.