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Litchfield Distillery Vanilla Bourbon Whiskey PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta   
Litchfeld Vanilla Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon lovers have another reason to love Litchfield Distillery with Litchfield Distillery Vanilla Bourbon. Located in Litchfield, Connecticut, their slogan is, "The Spirit of Hard Work." As an award-winning bourbon house, they hand-craft a wide selection of tasty bourbons, as well as crafting gin and vodka. Their Litchfield Distillery Vanilla Bourbon is an ultra-premium sipping bourbon that is also the perfect cocktail and culinary companion. Cheers!

 

Litchfield Distillery - Vanilla Bourbon WhiskeyProduct Information: Litchfield Distillery Vanilla Bourbon Whiskey is made from a delectable blend of locally grown corn, rye, and barley, infused with Madagascar vanilla extract with a vanilla bean in the bottle. It is 43% alcohol by volume (86 proof), and each bottle proudly bears its handwritten bottle and batch numbers on the front of the bottle. Our bottle number was L108, Batch 21. Litchfield Distillery Vanilla a beautifully designed tall bottle with their label proudly bearing their logo of a batcher rolling a barrel and a black wax covered stopper. Litchfield Distillery Vanilla Bourbon retails for $46.95.  

Bottle notes: "Vanilla Bourbon, smooth-perhaps the ultimate compliment to pay to this aromatic and exceptionally well-balanced Batcher's creation. We infuse Madagascar vanilla extract and gift a vanilla bean to each bottle to invite further flavor development as the bottle rests."  

Tasting Notes: The color is a burnished amber color. The nose elicits lovely vanilla notes, and on the palate, the rich bourbon flavors that they are noted for come across. This bourbon is an outstanding sipping bourbon that is very nice with a little water to open up its notes or used in cocktail or culinary recipes.  

Lxury Experience was "In the kitchen and behind the bar®" creating some incredibly special handcrafted cocktail and culinary recipes to tempt your palate and inspire your own creations using Litchfield Distillery Straight Bourbon.  

Luxury Experience - Litchfield Distillery Vanilla Bourbon
Cocktail and Culinary Menu
 

The Cocktail Menu

 

Luxury Experience - Cream of the Crop
Luxury Experience - Maple Cotton Candy Martini
Luxury Experience - Litchfield Fashioned 

 

The Culinary Menu

Luxury Experience - LD Vanilla Bourbon
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
 

Cocktail Recipes 

Luxury Experience - Cream of the Crop

 

After tasting Litchfield Distillery Vanilla Bourbon, we were inspired by baking flavors, and paired the bourbon with DG Genuine Jamaican Cream soft drink, Fee Brothers Orgeat (almond) syrup, and Fee Brothers Black Walnut Bitters. Garnish with a vanilla bean for a sophisticated look.  

Luxury Experience - Cream of the Crop - photo by Luxury Experience

Luxury Experience -Cream of the Crop
Yield: 1 Cocktail
Glass Used: Rocks Glass 

Cocktail Ingredients: 

2
Ounces
1.75
Ounces
DG Genuine Jamaica Cream Soft Drink
0.25
Ounce
Fee Brothers Orgeat Syrup
3
Dashes
Fee Brothers Black Walnut Bitters
 
 
Vanilla Bean, garnish (optional)

Method for the Cocktail: Add all ingredients to a mixing glass. Stir to combine, pour into an ice-filled rocks glass, and garnish with a vanilla bean. 

Luxury Experience - Maple Cotton Candy Martini - photo by Luxury Experience

Luxury Experience - Maple Cotton Candy Martini 

We fell in love with Parker's Maple Cotton Candy at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center's Maple Sugar Fest. We created Luxury Experience - Maple Cotton Candy Martini to celebrate maple season in Connecticut. Made with Litchfield Distillery Vanilla Bourbon, 100% organic Parker's Maple Cotton Candy, and fresh lemon juice, this martini will make bourbon lovers proud. 

Luxury Experience - Maple Cotton Candy Martini
Yield: 1 Cocktail
Glass Used: Martini Glass 

Cocktail Ingredients:
 

2.0
Ounces
0.25
Ounce
Fresh Lemon Juice
1
Ounce
Cold Water
4
 
Ice Cubes
1
Mound
Parker's Maple Cotton Candy

Method for the Cocktail:  Chill a martini glass then add a generous mound of Parker's Maple Cotton Candy in the glass. In a cocktail shaker, add the Litchfield Distillery Vanilla Bourbon, lemon juice, water, and 4 ice cubes. Shake until metal shaker is frosty and ice has melted. Slowly strain over the cotton candy and watch "magic" happen. 

 

VIDEO - How to make Luxury Experience - Maple Cotton Candy Martini - https://youtu.be/LJ9MLTkeJ6w  

 

Luxury Experience - Litchfield Fashioned - photo by Luxury Experience

Luxury Experience - Litchfield Fashioned 

Luxury Experience - Litchfield Fashioned is our take on the classic Old Fashioned. Our version incorporates Litchfield Distillery Vanilla Bourbon and Poland Springs Orange Sparkling Water with fresh pineapple, fresh orange, maraschino cherry, and dark brown sugar.  This cocktail pairs well with our recipe for Luxury Experience - LD Vanilla Bourbon Pineapple Upside Cake 

Luxury Experience - Litchfield Fashioned
Yield: 1 Cocktail
Glass Used: Rocks glass 

Cocktail Ingredients:
 

2.0
Ounces
1
Ounce
Poland Spring Orange Sparkling Water
1
Teaspoon
Dark Brown Sugar
0.5
 
Orange Slice, cut into 2 wedges
0.5
 
Pineapple Slice, cut into 2 wedges
1
 
Maraschino Cherry
0.5
 
Pineapple Slice, garnish
1
 
Maraschino Cherry, garnish

Method for the Cocktail:  Place the orange wedges, pineapple wedges, maraschino cherry, and dark brown sugar in a rocks glass. Muddle fruit with the sugar, top with Litchfield Distillery Vanilla Bourbon and Poland Springs Orange Sparkling Water and add ice cubes. Garnish with pineapple and maraschino cherry.  

Culinary Recipes

Luxury Experience - LD Vanilla Bourbon Pineapple Upside Down Cake - photo by Luxury Experience 

Luxury Experience - LD Vanilla Bourbon Pineapple Upside Cake 

We turn up the "wow" factor of a beautiful pineapple upside down cake with the addition of Litchfield Distillery Vanilla Bourbon to create the recipe. This may be a dream birthday cake for your favorite bourbon lover.  

Luxury Experience - LD Vanilla Bourbon Pineapple Upside Cake
Servings: 8
10-inch cake pan 

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 degrees Celsius). Spray the cake pan with baking spray then top with parchment paper. Set aside. 


Luxury Experience - LD Vanilla Bourbon Pineapple Upside Cake Ingredients:


1
Stick
Unsalted Butter, room temperature
1
Cup
Sugar
1.5
Cups
Swans Down Cake Flour, sifted
0.25
Teaspoon
Salt
2
Large
Eggs
0.25
Cup
Milk
1.5
Teaspoons
Baking Powder
1
Teaspoon
Pure Vanilla Extract
2
Ounces
Bourbon
4
Tablespoons
Butter
0.50
Cup
Brown Sugar
 
 
Fresh Pineapple, sliced, dried
 
 
Maraschino Cherries, dried

Method for the Cake: Add the flour, salt, and baking powder to a bowl and stir to combine. Set aside. 

In a standing mixer or food processor, cream 1-stick (8 Tablespoons) unsalted butter. Slowly add sugar and cream until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until combined. Add a little of the flour mixture, followed by some of the milk, combine, and repeat. Add the vanilla extract and bourbon and combine. Do not overbeat.  

Melt 4 tablespoons of butter and pour into your prepared cake pan. Sprinkle the brown sugar over the butter. Place pineapple spices over the butter, brown sugar mixture. Place a Maraschino cherry in the center of each pineapple slice. Pour 1-ounce bourbon over the pineapple slices. Carefully pour the cake batter over the pineapple and bake until tester inserted in cake comes out clean. About 20 minutes. 

Glazed Pecans Ingredients:
 

0.25
Cup
Sugar
1
Cup
Pecan Halves

Method for Glazed Pecans: Add the sugar to a large saucepan and heat over medium heat to dissolve the sugar. Add the pecans and stir to thoroughly coat them with the melted sugar. Take care not to burn the pecans. Turn out onto parchment paper to cool.  

Presentation: Invert cake onto a cake plate. Carefully remove the parchment paper. Place the glazed pecans around the edge of the cake.  

We hope that you enjoy trying Luxury Experience's cocktail and culinary recipes, and that they inspire you to create your own recipes.  

Cheers, its cocktail time! 

Background Information on "The Batchers of Litchfield Distillery" - David, Jack, and Peter Baker

 

Litchfield Distillery - David, Peter, Jack Baker
David, Jack, Peter

 

The Bakers - David, Jack, and Peter, grew up in Connecticut in the water bottling business, bringing Crystal Rock water to discerning consumers for three generations. With their dedicated family-business focus they launched Litchfield Distillery in the heart of the northwest of Connecticut's beautiful farm country, where they craft their exceptional line of bourbons, vodka, and gin in small batches from the best of locally sourced ingredients from the area's farms. Litchfield Distillery - The Spirit of Hard Work 

Litchfield Distillery Exceptional Product Line includes: Bourbons, Rye, Vodkas, and Gin.  

Read about other Litchfield Distillery products with more great Luxury Experience's Culinary and Cocktail Recipes in the Liquor Cabinet section.  

For more information on Litchfield Distillery Vanilla Bourbon, purchasing their products, or visiting them in Litchfield, Connecticut, please call them at +1-860-361-6503 or visit their website: www.LitchfieldDistillery.com  

Litchfield Distillery - Litchfield, CT, USA

Litchfield Distillery
569 Bantam Road
Litchfield, Connecticut 06759
United States
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