As part of our Curated Cocktail Series, we feature local drink makers and mixologists who are crafting unique and tasty cocktails using our whiskeys. This one is from bartender Pilar Reyes at Penrose Restaurant in Oakland, CA. The quinine-based Kina L’Aéro d’Or with its aromas of quince and fine marmalade, and a slightly bitter taste, makes this vintage spirit an excellent accompaniment to our wheat whiskey. 

About 2nd Chance Wheat Whiskey: A favorite for Scotch lovers, this is the lighter side of American Whiskey. Aged in our used rye and bourbon barrels, we’re giving the wood a “second chance” to showcase flavors derived from our ferments. Twice direct-fire distilled, the wheat-based whiskey is vibrant and distinctive. Dubbed “the bartender’s choice”, this whiskey drinks beautifully neat and sings in mixed cocktails.


Brave and New

.75 oz. 2nd Chance Wheat Whiskey

.75 oz. Tempus Fugit Kina L’Aéro d’Or

.75 oz. Lemon juice

.5 oz. Crème de Cacao

Shake and serve up in a Nick & Nora with a cherry garnish.

Recipe Courtesy: Pilar Reyes,  Penrose Restaurant Oakland, CA.  @PenroseandSons