1.5 oz white whiskey (Death's Door)
dash cinnamon spice agave simple syrup (homemade)*
2 dash Angostura bitters
Like all of Death's Door Spirits from Madison, WI, they are classic in nature and stay true to the belief that high quality ingredients will yield high quality spirits. Their whiskey is comprised of 80:20 ratio of wheat to malted barley. While "white dog" or unaged whiskey has caught a bad rap as many craft distillers have prematurely (no pun intended) released white dog whiskeys with compromised results, there are a few that are worth seeking out, and Death's Door White Whiskey can be included in that exclusive set.
Cinnamon infused agave syrup adds to the viscous mouthfeel of the white whiskey, but should be kept at a dash as the white whiskey holds a sweetness of it's own that can be easily overpowered. There is definatlely some heat on the back end from the lack of aging (the whiskey is rested in uncharred oak barrels for a total of only 72 hours). As the drink waters down the malt and vanilla flavors become even more forward and blend well with the warm spices of the Angostura.
*Cinnamon Spiced Agave Simple Syrup:
Heat raw blue agave syrup with spring water at a 1:1 ratio with 1-2 medium broken Ceylon cinnamon sticks in microwave or stovetop until fragrant. Bottle. Stores 7-10 days.