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Absinthe & Eiffel

Though not often discussed outside the spirits industry, spirit history often intersects with some of the most familiar historical episodes and personages.  For example, Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys were tight on Stone Fences when they took Fort Ticonderoga; the notorious mezcal worm is, in a round about

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Green Swizzle

lime, banana, mango, molasses, wormwoodjamaican rum, nicaraguan rum, lime cordian, allspice dram, anisette, wormwood bitters Popularized by the grand hotel bars of the Caribbean in the 1890s, the Green Swizzle is a lost gem of the Golden Age.  A blend of rum, falernum, and spices, the cocktail gets its distinctive

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Tailspin

complex, earthy, bitter, herbalkentucky dry gin, cocchi di torino, green chartreuse, absinthe, campari Basically a latter-day riff on the Bijou Cocktail (which we think was crafted by Harry Johnson sometime in the 1890s), the Tailspin has made a resurgence in recent years.  A blend of gin, vermouth, and Green Chartreuse–an

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Panacea Cocktails

Throughout the long history of cocktails—even preceding said history—there is an even longer history of drinks used as cure-alls, makeshift medicine, and panaceas.   Some of those drinks eventually filtered through the mainstream of the cocktail Golden Age and have carved niches for themselves as icons of drink culture.  In

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Plague Menus

Due to Andy’s “No Indoor Seating” rule, West Main Crafting Co. is closed for on-site experiences. But, there is some good news to come of this: we are here to brighten your 2020 quarantine fugue state with dope fresh food from our kitchen and some authentic, bottled cocktails from our

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Castle & Key Rye Release Event

Like many spirits enthusiasts, the West Main team has been waiting with baited breath for Castle & Key to release their rye whiskey and bourbon.  Since first filling barrels four years ago, Catle & Key has released their Restoration Vodka and Restoration Release London Dry Gin, as well as three

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