Sweetdram Whiskey Amaro
The inception of Whisky Amaro came about back in 2015 as part of a collaboration with Kings County Distillery, Brooklyn, who were the first whiskey distillery in New York City to reopen since Prohibition. The challenge we set ourselves: use botanicals and their unaged whiskey – called ‘moonshine’ in the States – to create a dry liqueur that mimicked the flavour of an aged whiskey, but without using any oak. It was just a bit of fun, and limited to only a few hundred bottles, but it planted a seed in our head: given how well that trifecta of allspice, coriander and hibiscus worked with the grain, could we use it as a starting point for an even more complex and progressive spirit? After 3 years of intensive recipe development, we had a delicious, definitive answer.