Held August 17th to August 20th, the 2017 Savannah Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival showcased 4 days of amazing food and cocktails. Cask & Crew Blended Rye Whiskey was featured in a variety of cocktails crafted by some of Savannahs top mixologists. Check out a few of the event highlights below including the Sailor’s Delight which won People’s Choice for favorite cocktail. Happy National Rye Month!
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Cask & Crew Whiskey was a proud participant in this years Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival! Jazz enthusiasts had the opportunity to enjoy Cask & Crew Cocktails from the LiDestri sponsored Rye Room! Check out some of the fun photos below.
Cask & Crew Whiskey Takes Home the Gold
Cask & Crew Rye Whiskey takes home the Gold at the WSWA 74th Annual Convention. Additionally, the Sister Smokin’ Ginger cocktail was awarded the People’s Choice Award during the WSWA Mixology Competition.
WSWA Mixology Competition 2017
Cask & Crew Whiskey recently had the opportunity to participate in the WSWA Convention’s Call for Cocktails Mixology Competition. We were one of 12 finalist selected out of over 100 cocktails!
Our crew member Marco Baroli of Cibo Wine Bar crafted our featured cocktail, Sister Smokin’ Ginger. The competition was stiff, but our craft cocktail was a crowd favorite and won the People’s Choice Award! Check out some of the pictures from the event and try out the recipe below.
Sister Smokin’ Ginger
1 ½ oz. Cask & Crew Ginger Spice Whiskey
½ oz. Cask & Crew Whiskey Straight Rye blend
1 oz fresh ginger simple syrup reduction*
¾ oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
Sprig of fresh mint
Burnt cinnamon stick
Oak plank for smoking
*Fresh Ginger Simple Syrup Reduction: Fresh ginger reduction, cornstarch, sugar, water, cinnamon.
Instructions: Combine Cask & Crew Ginger Spice Whiskey, Cask & Crew Whiskey Straight Rye Blend, Ginger Simple Syrup Reduction and lemon juice. Shake well. Smoke mint and ginger on the oak plank. Double strain cocktail into smoked glass. Top with Prosecco and 7-UP. Grate fresh cinnamon on top
Garnish: Fresh mint, dusted with powdered sugar. Top with burnt cinnamon stick.
On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, Lightkeepers, the casually elegant new restaurant and bar at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami will make its debut. Located just off the island’s gorgeous waters, Lightkeepers will feature a contemporary, coastal-inspired dining room, a cool, casual indoor/outdoor bar and a beverage program featuring unique, hand-crafted cocktails.
The John W.B. Thompson Smoked Old Fashioned, named after an assistant lighthouse keeper circa 1836, is made with Cask & Crew Rye, Laphroaig Islay Scotch, Santa Teresa Rhum Orange Liqueur, orange bitters and a dehydrated orange garnish.Read More
Cask & Crew was the featured whiskey at Cibo Wine Bar in South Beach, Florida as part of the 2017 Winter Music Concert! Check out some of the pictures and featured cocktails below.
Order a “caffè corretto” in Italy, and you’ll get an espresso with a kick of something extra. That spirited drink inspired LiDestri Spirits to create Cask & Crew, a whiskey that communicates the infusion of flavors that unite, yet respect, the whiskey’s blend of rye and corn. Cask & Crew straight and flavored whiskeys are a 51%/49% blend of fine three-year-old Canadian rye and classic barrel-aged American corn whiskey respectively. Its sophisticated profile skillfully marries smoky and sweet notes.Read More
LiDestri Spirits is one of the many non-distilling producers out there searching for a certain hook to get you drinking their whiskey. For them, this turns out to be the notion of “whiskey corrected,” meaning, in their lingo “the infusion of flavors that unite, yet respect, the whiskey’s blend of rye and corn.” It is under this idea that they’ve recently introduced their Cask & Crew line up, consisting of a few flavored expressions as well as a more classic style.Read More