While the cold winter months are still upon us, it’s time to warm up with Sons of Liberty’s newly released single-malt known as Battle Cry. The American whiskey comes from a Belgian style ale that has a base of 100 percent malted grains (80 percent malted barley and 20 percent malted rye).
The whiskey is fermented with a Belgian Trappist yeast strain. The malted rye and Trappist style yeast combination create a unique and delicious spice and dark fruit profile associated with classic Belgian ale. We love the additional flavor that comes from American oak barrels and lightly toasted French oak for a light touch of sweetness. This complex whiskey pairs the malty sweetness of a single malt with the spice components found in a traditional rye, finished with hints of a Belgian ale.
With spring around the corner, be sure to keep an eye out for their seasonal whiskies, which include Summer Hopped and last season’s fall favorite, Winter Pumpkin Spice.
Here is a winter cocktail using Battle Cry designed to warm your heart and soul that is simple to make and tastes great:
Battle for Manhattan
2 oz. Battle Cry American Single Malt Whiskey
3/4 oz. Carpano Antica Vermouth
1/2 oz Cherry Heering
Dash of Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel-Aged Bitters
Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice, stir and strain into a chilled martini glass.