An original. Toying with Low Gap clear whiskey and finally settling on using it as an accent instead of a leading role. Fun, subtly complex manhattan in tribute to one of my favorite bands, Wilco. This is an educated cowboy of a drink. Malty earth up front, anise bridge to the florally. Apple finish. Hot and boozy but still drinkable. A little twang.
1.5oz Applejack (Laird's)
.66oz Lillet Blanc
.5oz Low Gap Clear Wheat Whiskey
1 dash Peychaud's
1 dash Bittered Truth Aromatic Bitters
Stir, strain into a rocks glass with one large cube. Orange twist garnish. Put on "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," and enjoy.