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Whiskey Infusions for Autumn

October 08, 2021
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At Beverage Factory, we believe in elevating your beverages from premium dispense equipment to homebrewing, we believe in better beverages! One of our favorite ways to make our beverages better is with infusions. Infusions allow you to really customize your spirits and bring more flavor to your cocktails. For the fall, bourbons and whiskeys are great spirits to infuse with seasonal flavor and spices. Infusions are a great way to customize your spirits to your taste and the are limitless ways to infuse your spirits.


Why Infuse Your Bourbons and Whiskeys?

Here are some good reasons why you should consider infusing your spirits:

  • You don't like the taste or the taste of that particular bottle - Maybe you're new to this type of spirit or you just got a new bottle you're not crazy about. Infusing flavors you enjoy into it will make your spirit more enjoyable and easier to mix into a cocktail.
  • Upgrade a cheap bottle - If you're on a budget or just want to save some dough, purchasing an inexpensive bottle and infusing it with expensive-tasting flavors will definitely elevate your spirits.
  • You want to switch up the flavors in your favorite spirits - While it's nice to have a favorite go-to spirit but maybe you're getting a little bored of it and you want to add a new twist to your favorite classic flavors.
  • You want to create a unique cocktail - Using an infused spirit will allow you to include more flavors and complexity to your cocktail without adding more juices, sugar, or more alcohol.

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The Equipment

The equipment needed to infuse your bourbon or whiskey is fairly basic. These may be things you can find in your own home or you can easily source. Here are the products we recommend:


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Get to Know Your Bourbon or Whiskey

Before you begin your infusions, you need to understand your spirit and the flavors in your spirit to create a cohesive infusion. Let's discuss the important details about these spirits that you may not know but will ultimately be beneficial when you decide to alter the flavors of your spirit. Bourbon is a type of whiskey made in certain parts of the United States. Whiskeys can come from many countries and each whisky has a different flavor profile. Here's a brief guide on the various types of whiskeys:

Bourbon

Bourbon tends to have a sweeter flavor than other whiskeys. You will typically find notes of vanilla, oak, and caramel. The notes will vary depending on the brand and maker. Bourbons can be categorized as one of four ways: grain forward, nutmeg forward, caramel forward, and cinnamon forward.

Rye Whiskey

This type of whiskey tends to have a grassy and peppery taste with an undeniable and signature spicy finish. This is a grain-forward type of whiskey and sometimes contains notes of oak, smoke, or fruit.

Scotch

Blended Scotch has a smooth malty and buttery flavor with a spicy finish. Single malt Scotch tends to have oaky and woody flavors with signature peaty and smoky notes.

Japanese Whiskey

Japanese whisky typically has fruity and floral notes throughout, with honey, orange peel, and white chocolate flavors. It has a mellow finish with a hint of oak.

Irish Whiskey

Irish whiskey is typically light and fruity with a lightly floral scent and hints of nuts and vanilla. The finish is smooth and mellow, unlike the spicier finish of bourbon or rye whiskey. There is an evident cereal grain note and the aging also imparts that signature whiskey oakiness and caramel.


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Inject a Little Autumn Into Your Drinks

Autumn is not all about pumpkin spice lattes! Your boozy beverages can use a little fall upgrade with some delicious seasonal flavors. It turns out that upgrading your boozy base will bring your beverage to the next level and it isn't hard to do. Get creative with your ingredients and mix unexpected flavors together to create something truly unique and special to your liquor collection.

Vanilla Bean & Orange

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups whiskey
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 vanilla bean, split

Instructions

  • 1. Add orange slices and vanilla bean to an airtight container
  • 2. Fill container with whiskey.
  • 3. Store in a dark place for about four weeks. Use as you would regular whiskey and enjoy!

Drink Recommendations:

  • Old Fashioned
  • Manhatten
  • Whiskey Smash
  • Whiskey Highball

Apple Pie

Ingredients:

  • 2 granny smith apples, sliced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 vanilla beans, split
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 3 cups bourbon whiskey

Instructions

  • 1. Add apple slices, cinnamon sticks, vanilla beans, and cloves to an airtight container.
  • 2. Fill container with whiskey.
  • 3. Store in a dark place for about four weeks. Use as you would regular whiskey and enjoy!

Drink Reccomendations

  • Old Fashioned
  • Whiskey Smash
  • Mint Julep
  • Irish Mule

Vanilla Chai

Ingredients:

  • 2 chai tea bags
  • 2 vanilla beans, split
  • 3 cups bourbon whiskey

Instructions

  • 1. Add chai tea bags and vanilla beans to an airtight container.
  • 2. Fill container with whiskey.
  • 3. Store in a dark place for about four weeks. Use as you would regular whiskey and enjoy!

Drink Reccomendations

  • Old Fashioned
  • Irish Coffee
  • Milk Punch
  • Godfather Cocktail

Coffee and Biscotti

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup whole coffee beans
  • 2 biscotti biscuits
  • 1 vanilla bean, split
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Instructions

  • 1. Add coffee beans, biscotti, vanilla bean, and cinnamon stick to an airtight container.
  • 2. Fill container with whiskey.
  • 3. Store in a dark place for about four weeks. Use as you would regular whiskey and enjoy!

Drink Reccomendations

  • Old Fashioned
  • Irish Coffee
  • Milk Punch
  • Wine and Whiskey Cocktail

Oatmeal Cookie

Ingredients:

  • 4 soft homemade style oatmeal raisin cookies, broken into large pieces
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 vanilla bean, split

Instructions

  • 1. Add cookies, cinnamon stick, and vanilla bean to an airtight container.
  • 2. Fill container with whiskey.
  • 3. Store in a dark place for about four weeks. Use as you would regular whiskey and enjoy!

Drink Reccomendations

  • Old Fashioned
  • Irish Coffee
  • Milk Punch
  • On the rocks
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Delicious DIYs

From infusing liquors to homebrewing beer or winemaking, Beverage Factory has everything you need to create just about every beverage you could want! We want to elevate the way you enjoy your beverages, our team of product experts are here to help. Contact our experts at 800-710-9939 for more delicious DIY equipment, kits, and products. Cheer to good health and great drinks!