Kinnickinnic WhiskeyMADE BY GREAT LAKES DISTILLERY IN MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
This blend of straight, malt and rye whiskeys has nice heat and good spice, with just enough caramel from the bourbon for balance. Unfiltered and bottled at 86 proof, it's just impressive, unbridled flavor.
Great Lakes Distillery found inspiration from its home city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We all know from Wayne's World that Milwaukee (um, it's actually pronounced mill-e-wah-que) is Algonquin for "the good land." So they decided to name their whiskey Kinnickinnic, which means "what is mixed."
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Kinnickinnic is a higher proof spirit so if you're drinking it straight, try adding a little water to tame the fire. It's heat shines in cocktails because it can stand up to other flavors. We happen to love it in a classic Whiskey Sour: Combine 2 oz Kinnickinnic, 3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice and 1 teaspoon simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with lots of ice. Shake until very cold and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Did you know?
Distilleries like Great Lakes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and High West in Park City, Utah, are bringing art back to blending. Unlike cheap blends, which bulk up their proof with neutral spirits (essentially vodka), these high-quality blends are 100% whiskey.