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Eau de Vie's bottled bacon Bourbon

Bacon week might be nearly over, but that's no reason to stop celebrating, especially when Sydney bar Eau de Vie has started bottling its bacon Bourbon. Sold under the Experimental Spirits Co. label, the whiskey has a richness and quality that's unusual in bacon Bourbons we've seen in Australia (lots of bars here use very ordinary supermarket bacon, whereas these guys use top-hole stuff from Marrickville's Black Forest Smokehouse).

It's sold right now at select bars in Sydney (Frankie's, Shady Pines, Eau de Vie) and Melbourne (Black Pearl, EDV) with more to come. It'll be available to buy by the bottle soon via Pozible; hop online now and pre-order, and if you're one of the first 100 bacon fans to do so, you'll save $10 on the usual RRP of $80 for 700ml.

Though it's a fine thing taken neat (fireside, preferably; cigars optional), we like ours best in a Bacon Old Fashioned. Made to the recipe of pioneering bartender Don Lee of Manhattan's PDT, it's simply 60ml of the Bourbon, stirred down with 10ml of grade-B maple syrup and two dashes of Angostura bitters over ice. Garnish it with an orange twist and thumb your nose at winter. Yeah, take that, Jack Frost.


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