Doc Pepe's Lab™ Barrel-Finished Boulevardier is made using a base of Rye Whiskey from Kentucky blended with our proprietary Italian-style Bitter Liqueur and Sweet Red Vermouth. The cocktail is then rested in ex-Bourbon barrels for 3 to 6 months, which impart desirable vanilla and caramel notes, as well as well as create a velvety texture and complex bitter finish. The cocktail is bottled at cask strength and is recommended to be stirred with ice and strained into a chilled glass, and garnished with a fresh orange peel or Amarena cherry. This cocktail is also great on the rocks, or with a large ice sphere. Each batch of this delicious Boulevardier cocktail is crafted by hand on the Monterey Peninsula by cellar master Christian Pepe.
NOSE: toasted cereal grains, rhubarb, candied orange
PALATE: ashes, roots, citrus peel, caramel
FINISH: gentian, baking spices, molasses