Milwaukee’s Great Lakes Distillery Pumpkin Spirit

Just in time for fall Great Lakes Distillery, makers of Rehorst Premium Milwaukee Vodka and Gin, is introducing its limited release of Pumpkin Seasonal Spirit.

Pumpkin Seasonal Spirit was produced in collaboration with Milwaukee’s Lakefront Brewery. The spirit was distilled from Lakefront’s award winning Pumpkin and Spice Lager beer- the only Pumpkin Spice lager made in the US and based on a recipe by Thomas Jefferson.  Great Lakes distilled the beer in a copper pot-still and then aged it in single use bourbon barrels. Bottled at 90 proof (45% Alc. by volume), only 1068 bottles were produced; each bottle hand dipped in orange wax and numbered. The bottle packaging includes a convenient tag that details three drink recipes; the Pumpkin Old-fashioned, Pumpkin Martini and Pumpkin Smashing.  Pumpkin Seasonal Spirit is truly a unique item that will make a great addition to the bar during the fall holidays. While seasonal beers are fairly common, seasonal distilled spirits are a relatively new concept. Great Lakes Distillery hopes that this will be the first of many seasonal spirits to intrigue those who value innovative and exclusive spirits.

Given how much I love Lakefront Pumpkin Lager I need to try this ASAP.

2 thoughts on “Milwaukee’s Great Lakes Distillery Pumpkin Spirit

  1. Having sampled this at the Braise Culinary School Spanish Pig Roast… I can tell you that it’s absolutely fantastic. They served a bit of the spirits with warm churros and caramel sauce. But, I can think of a host of applications. It would be the perfect foil for a nice warm autumn bread pudding.

    And yeah — it’s so good I’d recommend drinking it straight up. :)

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