Flatlander, a whiskey, is singular with multitudes. New York agriculture to the core with Rogers Farm corn and Hoppy Acre chilis. But that corn is an heirloom Oaxacan Green, and the spirit from it is aged in a cask once filled with the agave like Sotol. It's whiskey notes finish in subtle chili fruit. It's barrel notes teem with the mineral and caramel of the desert spoon.
Flatlander is a whiskey loves it's home, with a curious yearn to travel.
To sip it is best. To sip it with a buddy and a beer is even more. If you are a cocktail type try this on. With it's short barrel time, a little over a year, in a barrel worn slightly by Sotol, Flatlander delivers subtle richness reminiscent of a good Reposado Tequila. An appropriate cocktail hommage, then, is a riff on a Oaxaca Old Fashioned. A cocktail by the famed Phil Ward of Long Island Bar in Brooklyn the cocktail a simple drink of Reposado, mezcal, and bitters, with an orange twist.
Flatland & Onward
2 oz. Flatlander
1 barspoon Agave Nectar
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Build in a rocks glass over ice (a big cube if you can muster). Stir and garnish with an orange peel. Sip, Smile.