Sip the Season with Ole Smoky Whiskeys & Moonshines

Indulgence has a new name this holiday season, and it's spelled O-L-E S-M-O-K-Y. As the winter chill settles in, Ole Smoky has mastered the art of turning ordinary moments into extraordinary memories with their mouthwatering creations. From the creamy enchantment of Cookies & Cream Whiskey to the dreamy winter wonderland of Mint Chocolate Chip Cream Whiskey, Ole Smoky has redefined the art of celebration. And it doesn't stop there – they've concocted a Banana Pudding Cream Moonshine and a White Chocolate Strawberry Cream Moonshine that'll have you raising your glass to the sheer joy of life. Join us as we explore these delectable concoctions and learn how to craft your own unforgettable moments with Ole Smoky. Cheers to the holiday season – Ole Smoky style!

Cookies and Cream

Ole Smoky Cookies and Cream Whiskey

In the cozy embrace of December, there's almost nothing Cookies & Cream can't turn around, right? We're big fans of that philosophy, and Ole Smoky has taken it up a notch by infusing their 35-proof whiskey with the irresistible flavors of cookies, creating a luxuriously creamy liqueur. Whether we're pouring it over a mound of ice cream or sipping it on the rocks, it's a guaranteed way to add a touch of enchantment to our holiday get-togethers. Cheers to that!

Cookies N Cream Martini


2oz Ole Smoky Cookies N' Cream

1oz Vanilla Liqueur

2oz Half n Half


  1. Shake, chill, and strain. 
  2. Garnish: White chocolate shavings and Oreo crumbles. 


Mint Chocolate Chip

Ole Smoky Mint Chocolate Chip Cream Whiskey 

Get ready for a winter wonderland of flavor with Ole Smoky Mint Chocolate Chip Cream Whiskey! Ole Smoky combined the heavenly essence of mint ice cream and those delightful chocolate chips with their signature whiskey, creating a velvety, dreamy sip perfect for those chilly nights. It's a "drink your dessert" kind of experience, best enjoyed over ice while you cozy up by the fire. Cheers to warming up your winter with this sweet and spirited treat!

Coconut Mint Chip


3 oz. Ole Smoky Mint Chocolate Chip Cream Whiskey

.5 oz. Cream of Coconut

Chocolate Cookie Crumbles for Garnish


  1. Shake Well, Strain Over Ice
  2. Garnish with chocolate cookie crumbles. 


Banana Pudding Cream

Ole Smoky Banana Pudding Cream Moonshine

Get ready to indulge in some pure fun with Ole Smoky Banana Pudding Cream Moonshine! We're talking about banana pudding, folks – it's right up there with life's greatest pleasures. That's why Ole Smoky went all out and mixed the scrumptious flavors of vanilla wafers, fluffy whipped cream, and those glorious bananas with their moonshine. The result? A smooth sipping experience that's going to sweeten up your world even more! So, raise your glass to turning life's moments into a banana pudding-flavored adventure – it's the fun way to do things!

Chocolate Covered Banana


2 oz. Ole Smoky Banana Pudding Cream Moonshine

Chocolate Syrup


  1. Mix well. 
  2. Drink up. 


White Chocolate Strawberry Cream

Old Smoky White Chocolate Strawberry Cream Moonshine

Hold onto your hats and get ready to be delighted by Old Smoky White Chocolate Strawberry Cream Moonshine! Now, we all know that white chocolate-covered strawberries are pretty amazing, but Ole Smoky decided to raise the stakes with this one. They’ve blended the smooth, creamy essence of white chocolate and the lusciousness of fresh strawberries with their moonshine, creating a sipper that's downright irresistible. Once you taste it, you'll keep coming back for more - it's like an endless joyride for your taste buds!

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Strawberry


2 oz. Ole Smoky White Chocolate Strawberry Cream Moonshine

1 oz. Ole Smoky Peanut Butter Whiskey

Ole Smoky Moonshine Cherry for Garnish


  1. Mix well and serve on the rocks. 
  2. Garnish with Ole Smoky Moonshine Cherry. 

Vineyard Highlight: Oregon’s Own Knudsen Vineyards

In the heart of the Dundee Hills AVA, Knudsen Vineyards stands as a testament to both tradition and innovation. For over five decades, this iconic vineyard has been producing exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, making its mark on the Oregon wine scene.

A Legacy Rooted in Tradition

Knudsen Vineyard's journey began in 1971 when it was established by Cal and Julia Lee Knudsen. These visionaries laid the foundation for what would become a renowned vineyard in the heart of the Dundee Hills AVA. Over the years, Knudsen Vineyards has supplied grapes to some of Oregon's most prestigious wine producers, both for still and sparkling wines.

The Knudsen family's connection to the land and their love for sharing their grapes and wines with friends and family have been at the heart of their winemaking tradition. Today, as second-generation stewards of Knudsen Vineyards, the family continues to embrace their legacy, producing wines that reflect the unique attributes of their land.

Cultivating Excellence in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

At Knudsen Vineyards, the goal is simple: to produce exceptional quality, distinctive Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines. This pursuit of excellence is driven by sustainable viticulture practices that prioritize the health and productivity of the vineyard.

The vineyard comprises 228 total acres, with approximately 130 acres dedicated to growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier grapes across over 20 planting blocks. The vineyard's southeast-oriented slopes, ranging from 500 to 1,000 feet above sea level, provide an ideal environment for these grape varieties.

One of the unique factors contributing to the vineyard's success is its 100% red clay-loam Jory soil, designated as Oregon's official state soil in 2011. This soil type offers exceptional minerality and drainage, resulting in grapes that showcase the true essence of the Dundee Hills terroir.

Knudsen Vineyard wines

A Taste of Knudsen’s Chardonnay and Pinot Noir 

Knudsen Vineyards' Chardonnay, with its pale yellow hue, offers refreshing aromas of cut grass, fresh linen, and lemon zest, marrying subtle citrus notes with crisp green apple and juicy fruit. Aged in 20% new oak barrels, it boasts a delicate, lasting finish. The Pinot Noir features aromas of red cherry, chocolate, cherry cola, and clove, leading to structured flavors of blackberry, tobacco, black pepper, and blackcurrant, with a complex, enduring finish. Whether enjoyed now or aged, it authentically reflects the vineyard's terroir.

Toast to National Vodka Day with Crystal Head Vodka

What better way to celebrate this spooky season than by raising a glass in honor of National Vodka Day on October 4th! This year, we're inviting you to join us in commemorating this iconic spirit by taking a sip of Crystal Head Vodka and creating your very own mouthwatering Pumpkin Spice Martini.

Get to Know Crystal Head Vodka

Crystal Head Vodka is all about creativity. The brand embodies the spirit of innovation and craftsmanship while making the purest, smoothest vodka available. Crystal Head uses only the finest ingredients to produce a range of ultra-premium vodkas that are completely additive-free.

Their offerings include Original, crafted from locally sourced Canadian corn, Aurora, made from English wheat, and Onyx, crafted from Blue Weber agave. Look at their iconic skull-shaped bottle, co-designed by Dan Aykroyd and John Alexander, and you'll understand that Crystal Head Vodka views the world differently. 

Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Martini

Now that we've explored the world of Crystal Head Vodka, let's celebrate National Vodka Day with a delightful and seasonal cocktail, the Pumpkin Spice Martini. This cocktail is perfect for sipping by the fire or enjoying with friends during a fall get-together. Here's how to make it:


2 oz Crystal Head Vodka

1.5 oz RumChata

1 tbsp pumpkin puree

2 oz milk

Pumpkin pie spice


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine Crystal Head Vodka, RumChata, pumpkin puree, milk, and a little shake of pumpkin pie spice.
  2. Shake well until all the ingredients are perfectly combined.
  3. Strain the mixture into a martini glass.
  4. Garnish with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice on top.

Celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month with Garrison Brothers Bourbon Whiskey

September marks the arrival of National Bourbon Heritage Month, a time when bourbon enthusiasts and novices alike gather to pay tribute to this beloved American spirit. From its humble beginnings to its modern-day popularity, bourbon has become an integral part of our cultural heritage. As we delve into this month of celebration, let's take a journey through the history of bourbon and raise our glasses to Garrison Brothers Bourbon Whiskey, a distillery that embodies the true spirit of this tradition.

A Brief History of Bourbon 

Bourbon's history dates back to the late 18th century when settlers in the frontier regions of Kentucky began distilling whiskey from surplus corn crops. With time, this distilled spirit evolved, embracing new production methods and aging techniques that led to the distinct characteristics that define bourbon today. 

A few key requirements set bourbon apart from other whiskeys: it must be made in the United States, contain at least 51% corn, be distilled to no more than 160 proof, and enter the barrel at no more than 125 proof. Additionally, bourbon must be aged in new charred oak barrels.

Garrison Brothers Bourbon Whiskey: A Texan Treasure

Garrison Brothers has become a beacon of quality and craftsmanship in bourbon. Located in Hye, Texas, this distillery takes pride in producing small-batch, handcrafted bourbon whiskey that captures the heart and soul of the Lone Star State. 

Let's explore some of their standout offerings:

Garrison Brothers Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey

Garrison Brothers Small Batch

A testament to the uniqueness of each barrel, Garrison Brothers Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey is an exceptional offering that showcases the impact of climate, wood, and distillation on the final product. Whether you're enjoying the robust Single Barrel Cask Strength or the smooth 94-proof variant, each sip unveils a symphony of flavors derived from Texas' relentless heat and new American white oak barrels. Notes of butterscotch, oak, vanilla, and nutmeg create a warm and inviting experience that bourbon enthusiasts cherish.

Garrison Brothers Honeydew Bourbon Whiskey

Garrison Brothers Small Batch

For a delightful twist, the Garrison Brothers Honeydew Bourbon Whiskey infuses the award-winning Small Batch Bourbon with Burleson's Texas Wildflower Honey. This infusion process imparts a smooth and light character to the bourbon, accentuated by a sweet honey finish. The honey-soaked journey lasts seven months, resulting in tasting notes that dance between sweet elderberry syrup, yellow-flesh peaches, apricots, white chocolate, and the golden essence of Texas honey.

Garrison Brothers Balmorhea Bourbon Whiskey

Garrison Brothers Small Batch

The Balmorhea Bourbon Whiskey is the 115 Proof embodiment of artistic craftsmanship. Aged for four years in new American white oak barrels before being transferred to a second new oak barrel for an additional year, this twice-barreled bourbon is a true marvel. With its complex tasting profile featuring frozen fudgesicle bars, amaretto coffee, sticky buns, and pecan brittle, Balmorhea stands as a testament to the creative blending and aging techniques perfected by Garrison Brothers.

Garrison Brother’s Old Fashioned Sloe-Cookin’ Recipe


2 oz. Garrison Brothers Small Batch or HoneyDew Bourbon

1/4 oz. Elderflower Liqueur

1/4 oz. Sloe Gin

2 Dashes Aromatic Bitters

1 Dash Cardamom Bitters

Barspoon Turbinado Syrup


Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and add ice. Stir until chilled and strain into a rocks glass over a large rock. Garnish with clipped baby’s breath.