Burside is a 4-year-old bourbon from Eastside Distilling. Though Eastside touts it a “bold and spicy,” I found Burnside to be smooth to drink straight and it’s got more corn-sweetness than I expected from their description. My favorite bourbons tend to be the most balanced: sweet from the corn, spicy from rye and barrel aging, strong and smooth. Burnside fits this bill as a strong (48% ABV) and well-balanced booze.
I used Burnside in this cocktail from the Bartender’s Bible:
- 1 1/2 oz bourbon
- 1/4 oz Southern Comfort (I used Bold Black Cherry)
- 2 dashes of bitters
- stir on ice and strain in a chilled cocktail glass