Join us and the Pinewood in celebrating the debut of their magical Old Fashioned syrups: Proof.
There’s nothing quite like a good ol’ fashioned Old Fashioned after a long day at the office. Simplistic, well-balanced, and sophisticated, it’s the kind of classic cocktail that lends us an instant air of fancy, despite the fact that it’s also something our Grandmother may indulge in from time to time. It’s just that timeless.
But who says that enjoying the perfect Old Fashioned should only take place at our local watering hole? Despite having us believe so being in their best interest, the good folks at the Pinewood are advocates of great cocktails being served up in intimate settings (i.e. our own living rooms) as well as in the convivial confines of their Decatur space. This philosophy shines through in a wide variety of the classes, dinners, and event that they’ve hosted throughout the years. But no where does it shine so brightly as in their recently debuted, heavenly tinctures known as Proof. In a nutshell, the masterful alchemists behind the bar at Pinewood have concocted three varieties of Old Fashioned syrups, bottled them, and are now distributing them now for our joyous, beautiful, consumption.
“We’ve always played around with our own house-made shrubs, syrups and bitters,” Bartender and member of the Proof team, Kirk tells us. It was a collaborative effort between the group behind the craft cocktail hub that led to these three magical potions. “We wanted to find the best blend of orange and lemon oils, sugars and bitters. When we finally had a tasting we tried 14 different varieties, made all with slightly different blends.” Once they landed on the perfect one, they experimented with incorporating some definitive Southern flavors to the mix: pecans and bacon. After some further experimentation, Proof came into being, debuting with three expertly crafted bottled syrups to the market.
To celebrate the launch of these magical elixirs, Pinewood is opening their doors to a limited number of scouts for three evenings. On the date of your choosing, you and about fifty of your fellow Old Fashioned advocates
will be treated to three imbibes, each crafted with a different Proof Syrup: the traditional Old Fashioned, a Pecan Old Fashioned, and a Maple Bacon Old Fashioned. Of course, these will be served up alongside a selection of Pinewood’s passed hors d’oeuvres – grit tots, brussels sprouts, and pork belly biscuits among ‘em, with a few tasty edible surprises intermingled throughout the event. By the end of the gathering, not only will you be able to tell us which of the three varieties pairs best with our beloved Grit Tots, but you’ll also have a fully informed opinion of which variety you’d like to take home with you. This, good friends, is truly a gift that keeps on giving