Southern Tier Distilling company’s approach to canned cocktails started with three classics – reinterpreted with a craft twist reminiscent of Southern Tier Brewing Company’s approach to sophisticated, flavorful craft beers. By using high end food ingredients, such as cardamon, chamomile, elderflower, and more, STDC was able to develop flavors that maintain classic familiarity, while incorporating an element of the unexpected to add excitement and novelty. The high end ingredients bring mixologist-level detail to convenience-driven use occasions.
Phin DeMink sought to create three distinct canned cocktails – a refreshing and dry Gin & Tonic, a sweet and savory Vodka Madras and a spicy and boozy Bourbon Smash – similarly to how he created Southern Tier Brewing Company’s early craft brews. The three utilized some of Phin’s favorite ingredients to add unique character synonymous to Southern Tier’s distinct approach. Each cocktail is made with Southern Tier’s own distilled spirits that are distilled right here in Upstate New York. The Empty Bottle, Southern Tier’s Lakewood, NY distillery hosts a tasting room serving the company’s distilled spirits that’s continually testing and developing innovative cocktails. Through consumer feedback, a variety of subtle changes helped to refine the now-canned offerings to perfectly dial in the flavor profiles.
Southern Tier Distilling Company’s ready-to-drink canned cocktails are available now in New York spirits retailers, and can be found in New Jersey, Ohio and Delaware by the end of August, 2018. Cheers!