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Liberty Pole Spirits

Liberty Pole Spirits

Hand-crafted Whiskey

Bourbon

Bourbon

$57.95 750ml
Bourbon Cream

Bourbon Cream

$39.95 750ml
Corn Whiskey

Corn Whiskey

$51.95 750ml
Peated Bourbon

Peated Bourbon

$66.95 750ml
Rye Whiskey

Rye Whiskey

$52.11 750ml
In 1791, Washington County, Pennsylvania, was a heavily wooded wilderness at the headwaters of the Ohio River. Many Scotch-Irish veterans of the Revolutionary War had returned to the area and the rocky farms that they had established before the War. They struggled against the weather and disease, and being far from the East Coast, enjoyed few luxuries. But through the rugged ingenuity of the brave Colonists, one of the first American Industries was born: Whiskey.
For years, the grain that wasn't consumed was preserved in the form of distilled spirits. It was safer to drink than contaminated water, eased pain and suffering, and improved the spirits of friends and neighbors. It was easy to ship over the mountains in barrels on backs of mules or down the Ohio River to the Mississippi and up the coast to Boston.
It was then that the government of their new nation saw the opportunity, through the imposition of an excise tax on whiskey, to pay off the debts owed to the allies who had helped to win independence from tyranny. Yet, the farmers of Washington County were struggling mightily to keep their land and grow crops. Having no cash, they used their whiskey to barter for goods and supplies that they needed for daily life. Whiskey-making provided their best chance to survive. This is why they saw the tax as an imposition of an arrogant, out-of-touch, new government. So they gathered together secretly in a meetinghouse near Mingo Creek and vowed not to pay the tax. They were the first men to oppose an act of the new government, and they vowed to stick together. They called themselves the Mingo Creek Society.
As a symbol of their unity, they planted Liberty Poles throughout the county. Years later, the stories of their defiance are preserved in museums, churches and cemeteries around the county. Now, heritage grain once again grows in the same soil they so dearly loved, travels down the paved paths where they once drove the whiskey-laden mule trains, and arrives at the new Mingo Creek Meetinghouse where it is distilled and enjoyed by the next generation of the Mingo Creek Society. And this time, the Liberty Pole is displayed on the label of each whiskey bottle, symbolizing the love and appreciation for a craft that is once again bringing livelihood to a proud community.

Mingo Hot Chocolate


Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 oz. Liberty Pole Spirits Bourbon
Directions:
Serving size: 2 drinks Add the cocoa powder, chocolate chips, sugar, chili powder, and milk to a small saucepan. Heat over medium high, whisking constantly to dissolve the cocoa and sugar and melt the chips. Bring the hot chocolate to a steam–not a boil–then remove from heat. Add the bourbon and divide the hot chocolate between two mugs. Top with marshmallows and drizzle with caramel sauce.

Carnival Lady


Ingredients:
  • .5 oz. cinnamon ginger simple syrup
  • .5 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1.5 oz. Liberty Pole Spirits Bourbon Whiskey
  • 2 oz. fresh local apple cider
Directions:
Shake on ice. Strain into snifter glass. Add ice and garnish with a dried apple slice.

Aspberry Sour


Ingredients:
  • .5 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1 oz. Red Pump Raspberry Liqueur
  • 2 oz. Bourbon
Directions:
Combine all ingredients in shake and dry shake. Add ice a shake again. This method allows the egg white to create a foam, adding nice texture to the cocktail. Pour into a coupe glass a garnish with a lime slice.

Bourbon Old Fashioned


Ingredients:
  • 1 Demerara sugar cube
  • 1 drizzle warm water
  • 2 oz. Liberty Pole Bourbon
  • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
Directions:
Muddle the sugar cube, bitters, and water in a glass. Add 1 large ice cube and Bourbon. Spritz orange peel and rub glass with the peel.

Nectarine Whiskey Smash


Ingredients:
  • 0.25 oz. burnt sugar simple syrup
  • 0.25 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 oz. club soda
  • 2 oz. Liberty Pole Spirits Bourbon
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 4 slices of nectarine
Directions:
Put the nectarine slices, lemon juice, burnt sugar simple syrup, and mint leaves into a ball jar. Smash together, then add the bourbon and club soda and stir. Add ice, then garnish with a fresh nectarine slice and a mint leaf. >>>> Burnt Sugar Simple Syrup: Melt 1 cup of sugar over high heat in a saucepan, stirring constantly. When the sugar is a caramel-colored syrup, add 1 cup boiling water. Turn off the heat and let the sugar dissolve. Cool to use. Refrigerate.

Hot Buttered Bourbon


Ingredients:
  • 1 - 2 oz. chunk of Butter Batter
  • 2 oz. Liberty Pole Spirits Bourbon
  • Boiling water
Directions:
Place the Butter Batter in a mug. Add the LPS Bourbon and fill mug with boiling water. Stir until batter melts completely. Garnish with a pat of butter. See Liberty Pole website for Butter Batter recipe.

Pennsylvania Long Rifle


Ingredients:
  • .5 oz Coffee Flavored Liqueur
  • 2 drops of orange bitters
  • 2 oz. Liberty Pole Spirits Bourbon
Directions:
Stir over ice. Strain into a cordial glass. Rim the glass with an orange peel, twist it, and drop it into the glass.

Lemon Basilsmith


Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. Club Soda
  • 2 oz. basil simple syrup
  • 2 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 oz. Liberty Pole Bourbon
Directions:
Shake bourbon, simple syrup, and lemon juice over ice. Add Club Soda to the shaker and stir. Strain into a stemmed glass, add ice, then garnish with a basil leaf and lemon twist. See Liberty Pole website for Basil Simple Syrup recipe.

Old Manse


Ingredients:
  • 0.5 oz. lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz. mint simple syrup
  • 2 oz. Liberty Pole Corn Whiskey
  • 2 oz. watermelon puree
  • Soda water
Directions:
Combine everything except soda water and shake over ice. Pour into a chilled glass. Splash in desired amount of soda water. Fill with ice and garnish with a mint leaf and lemon slice.

The Back Porch


Ingredients:
  • 0.5 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz. orange liqueur
  • 2 oz. Liberty Pole Peated Bourbon
  • 5 drops Orange Bitters
Directions:
Stir all the ingredients over ice. Strain onto 1 large ice cube and garnish with an orange skin.

Captain Harter


Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. blood orange juice
  • 1 oz. cherry liqueur
  • 1 oz. Liberty Pole Spirits Peated Bourbon
  • 1 oz. vermouth
Directions:
Smoke a coupe glass. While smoking, combine ingredients and shake on ice. Strain into the smoked coupe. Garnish with a blood orange slice.

Miller's Home Remedy


Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. honey ginger simple syrup
  • 2 oz. Liberty Pole Spirits Peated Bourbon
Directions:
Shake on ice. Strain into cordial glass. Add ice, if preferred. Garnish with candied ginger. See Liberty Pole website for a honey ginger simple syrup recipe.

Tim Brown


Ingredients:
  • 1 barspoon of fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 oz. Cinnamon Vanilla Honey Simple Syrup
  • 1 oz. red wine
  • 1 oz. Rye Whiskey
Directions:
Shake on ice, strain into a goblet, add ice, and garnish with a sprig of rosemary. >>>> Cinnamon Vanilla Honey Simple Syrup: 16 oz. honey 12 oz. water 3 sticks of cinnamon 1 vanilla bean, split Heat gently in a saucepan over medium heat for 20 minutes. Let cool overnight. Strain off the cinnamon and vanilla and keep refrigerated until use. (If the vanilla beans are hard to find, leave it out of the heating process and when the syrup is cool, add 2 tsp of high quality vanilla extract.)

Lone Pear Sour


Ingredients:
  • 0.5 oz. fresh pear juice or pear nectar
  • 0.5 oz. Liberty Pole Spirits Rye Whiskey
  • 1 oz. pear liqueur (or a nice pear moonshine)
  • 1 oz. sours mix
  • 1 oz. sweet red wine
Directions:
Shake all but the red wine on ice. Strain into a wine glass and add ice. Pour red wine slowly over the back of a bar spoon so that it floats on top. Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary.

The Ciderkin


Ingredients:
  • .5 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 oz. fresh local apple cider
  • 1 oz. local maple syrup
  • 2 oz. Liberty Pole Spirits Rye Whiskey
Directions:
Shake on ice. Strain into snifter glass. Add ice and garnish with a dried apple slice. Our whiskey cocktails always taste best when they are made from the freshest local ingredients. We particularly prefer Rossell's Maple Syrup (http://www.rossellsmaple.com/) from Coal Center, Pennsylvania. You can pick it up at several locations near our distillery. We purchased a fairly inexpensive food dryer and then sliced a cored apple thinly. We placed the apple slices on the racks of the dryer and