Almost Cherry Season
A big Thank You! to all the folks who visited us over the 4th of July weekend—some of our busiest days to date and we couldn’t be more grateful for your support or pleased with our amazing staff this year! Kendra is the lady behind most of the cocktail magic these days and she certainly knows how to get creative with local ingredients. For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Miss Kendra, here she is proudly displaying our two new Flathead Cherry-based products.
Both the Little Cottonwood and Daughter of the Sun are cherry-based spirits distilled from lapin cherries grown at the Lorange Orchard in Yellow Bay, MT. The Little Cottonwood was redistilled (think gin-style) with orange peel, ginger and cardamom so the cherry flavor sits on the backburner and the warming ginger and spicy cardamom are cooled with a touch of added sweetness—sparkly and refreshing with ginger beer or, my personal favorite, floated on top of a gin and tonic. Daughter of the Sun is a cherry brandy that was first aged in a whiskey barrel, finished in a used Syrah barrel and brightened with a splash of cherry juice—Nic showcases this lively libation in his cocktail The Fisherman’s Direct…ask for it by name.
Although the days are once again getting shorter there is still much summer to be had and we would love to hear about your adventures over a cocktail or two! Coming soon…a photo board in the tasting room where we will share photos of folks getting outside and l-i-v-i-n, like our friend Heather sporting her Real Women Drink Whiskey shirt while hiking Logan Pass to earn some summer turns! Show us how you ‘Dew’ it and you might just land yourself on our wall of fame.
Here’s to summer!