Miles and Marko Karakasevic of Charbay are 12th and 13th generation distillers, but their Hop Flavored Whiskey is anything but conventional. Instead of the typical "low wash" beer (read: you wouldn't be thrilled quaffing a pint) that distillers brew expressly for their whiskies, this whiskey is distilled in a pot still from 20,000 gallons of high quality pilsner beer that received an extra dose of hops.
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The Old Fashioned is one of the most venerable of cocktails, predating not only the motor car but the presidency of Abe Lincoln. Properly made, it's strong, but not too much, and sweet, but not too much; most important, it's dead simple to make, and absolutely delicious.