Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking Podcast – Episode 11: Great Wagon Road Distillery

In the News: Raylen Vineyards, Olde Mecklenberg Brewing, Walton’s Distillery, Mystery Brewing, Fortnight Brewing, JOLO Winery, Crude Bitters.

Meet the Maker: Oliver Mulligan from Great Wagon Road Distillery is in and we talk about his fantastic spirits. He gets high marks, especially from his Rua, which has basically made the distillery famous! We try several more, though. A lot of good stuff from Great Wagon Road!

Food for Drinkin’: Chef Tim Grandinetti sends a fantastic Irish-inspired sausage and pasta dish for us to try.

Mix It Up (the art of the drink)Get Down with the Brown.
2oz Rua Single Malt Whiskey
3oz Molasses Black Pepper Sage Reduction¹
¾oz Roses Lime Juice
Top with Crude Rizzo Bitters
Rosemary Lemon Oil²
Two sage leaves (slapped)

¹Molasses, Black Pepper, Sage Reduction
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
1 cup molasses
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
3 cups water
1 tbsp coriander seed
2 fresh sage leaves
3 tbsp whole black pepper
Reduce on high heat by half. Refrigerate until cool

²Rosemary Lemon Oil
3 rosemary sprigs
Juice and zest ¼ lemon
1½ cup olive oil
Let set for 24 hours to meld flavors

Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking Podcast – Episode 9: JOLO Vineyards

In the News: Duck Rabbit, Fortnight Brewing, Triple C Brewing, Gizmo BrewWorks, Noda BrewingRagapple Lassie Vineyards, Fonta Flora, FullSteam, Outer Banks Brewing Station, Wicked Weed, Fair Game Beverage Company.

Meet the Maker: JW Ray, owner and founder of JOLO Vineyards is in the studio with Tim and Jordan to talk about the history of and the awards that JOLO has been winning. There’s also one of their wines that a particular celebrity has fallen in love with. We won’t mention her name but her initials are Christina. Aguilera.

Mix It Up (the art of the drink): Lady In Red
1½ oz Kill Devil Hills Shipwreck Rum
1 oz Mango Nectar
½ oz Creme of Coconut
½ oz Grenadine
¼ oz Vanilla Extract