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“My favorite holiday movie is Remember the Night, written by Preston Sturges and starring the best actress of all time, Barbara Stanwyck. The movie follows an assistant district attorney played by Fred MacMurray who is prosecuting Stanwyck’s character for stealing a bracelet from a department store. Because of a snowstorm, the trial gets postponed, leaving Stanwyck to spend the holidays in jail. MacMurray takes pity, bails her out and realizes they both are from Indiana, and he offers to drive her back to see her family. On the road trip, one thing leads to another, and they fall for each other. It’s a movie about going home, family, and love, and how all of that adds up to everything. For anyone who loves It’s a Wonderful Life, but maybe doesn’t need to see it for the 20th time, this is a great substitute from 6 years earlier.” “For this movie, I pair with a recipe that Glenn came up within our tasting room called the Harlan Nog, named after my hometown. It’s a nog in name, but maybe more of a flip or a fizz in execution. In any case, this is a winter warmer that features Kings County’s Oat whiskey, which is just like our bourbon, but subs oatmeal for the grits in the mash cooker when we start to cook whiskey. It’s a funny name given my own provenance: it’s cer- tainly nothing that anyone in Harlan, Kentucky would whip up Seagram’s gin with Gatorade chaser was about as close to cocktails as we got growing up, and things don’t change very fast there), but home is always both a real and an imaginary place, and sometimes a good cocktail in the dead of winter with a little spice and heat can make any place home for now.” Colin Spoelman Co-Founde r, Kings County Distillery HARLAN NOG By Glenn Marshall ½ oz. honey syrup 1 ½ oz. Kings County Distillery Oat Whiskey ½ oz. orange juice 1/3 oz. Atsby Armadillo Cake (sweet vermouth) ¾ oz. simple syrup 1 egg white aromatic bitters Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker, dry shake. Pour over fresh ice. Top with shaved cinnamon and a few liberal dashes of aromatic bitters. Garnish with a cinnamon stick. Kings County Distillery Oat Whiskey • $45 Kings County Distilling sums up Oat Whiskey best, “If bourbon is distilled grits, think of this whiskey as distilled oatmeal.” This year-old whiskey has a creamy mouthfeel and the taste you’d expect from a bowl of toasted, spiced porridge. It also made a killing at ADI’s Spirit Competition in 2016 with a Gold Medal and Best of Category for Alt Whiskey. © Hundred-to-One LLC 2017. All rights reserved.