At some point in time you have probably come across a Boilermaker – the delicious pairing of a cold beer and a shot of whiskey. The popularity of the Boilermaker comes in ebbs and flows, but recently bartenders around the country have seen in an influx in demand for the classic combination.
It is unclear where exactly this cocktail stems from but there are multiple claims of its origin. One theory is that the Boilermaker came to be in the 1800’s when blue collar workers headed to the bar after a long shift. It’s believed that the drink was named after the workers who built and maintained steam locomotives during that same time period.
No matter where it came from, we can all appreciate the Boilermaker and the many ways you can enjoy one. For out latest Drink of the Week, we paired a 12 oz. Guinness Stout with a shot of Bulleit Rye to create a Bulleit Boilermaker. The rich caramel notes of the Bulleit were a perfect compliment to the dark chocolate flavors of the Guinness beer.
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