Manufactured at Bridgeland Distillery - Cocktail Concierge is a bespoke brand of uber high-end bottled cocktails, the likes of which are usually only found in 5-Star hotel bars in the world’s most cosmopolitan cities.
Notes of Tropical Honey & Clove Spice, Dried Autumnal Fruits, Smoked Pineapple, & Citrus
Blend of Clove Infused Mezcal, Eau De Vigne, Pineapple Liqueur, Oloroso Sherry, Orange & Aromatic Bitters, Oak Aged
To Serve: Chill To 3°C, Pour On Large Ice, In Rocks Glass
The first reference to a drink named Old Fashioned was in Jerry Thomas’ cocktail book of 1862, it contained Holland Gin, Sugar & Bitters. Today, bartenders often switch the base spirit to create unique variations. Ours is a complex blend with a tropical soul.
With our Agave Old Fashioned we spent a long time studying the tasting notes of many Mezcals and Tequilas and set out to create a drink that reached deep inside the heart of Mexico and brought forward that feeling of discovery that is usually reserved only for the avid agave spirits aficionado. Harnessing the craftmanship that shows so brightly in Bridgeland’s slow fermentation Eau De Vigne we gently moulded those flavours towards Mexico and the Caribbean with the addition of Smokey Mezcal, very carefully infused with a hint of clove. The clove cleverly takes over where the mezcal finishes on the palate and guides the flavours seamlessly towards the nuttiness of Oloroso sherry and the sweet pine & honey notes found both in agave nectar but also the Caribbean pineapple liquor used to gently sweeten the cocktail.
In the tradition of the old-fashioned cocktail we have carefully bittered the drink using both our own Antique 1833 bitters as well as our favourite orange bitters from Gary Regan.
Once the cocktail is complete the drink spends an extended time on charred American Oak to bring out further vanilla, nuts and Stoney fruits in what is already and deeply complex and rewarding cocktail.