While it could be argued that bourbon's most elegant subtleties are found when sipping it straight and unmixed, there is simply too much potential in its top notes — round, mellow, woody sweetness. Rather than attempt to draw out its more elusive flavors, we're playing to its broad strengths with complimentary contrast. Lemon balances the inherent sweetness, but charing matches the mellowness. Firewood finished black tea compliments barrel aging, but the tannins bring a crisp, dry finish to full bodied sweetness. This refreshing, easy drinking mixer evokes the cozy warmth of hanging out around a bonfire.
Suggested Spirit: Bourbon