Whiskey

Winchester Bourbon for a Historical Mansion

We’re embracing the mystery in this episode, sipping over tales of a famous historical San Jose mansion with a Winchester Bourbon mixed into a mint julep cocktail. The original owner of this home shares the same name as our spirit.

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What’s on the menu?

Today, we are calling upon a spirit as mysterious as the house that shares its name. We’re using Winchester Straight Bourbon Whiskey to conjure a Mint Julep cocktail.

We opted to use two different mint julep recipes for this cocktail since the liquor did not have it’s own selection of recipes for us to pick from.

Cocktail Mixology

Alton Brown’s Good Eats Recipe

AB’s Website | Food Network

Tipsy Bartender Recipe

TB’s Website

Chelsea’s Tasting Notes

Winchester Bourbon Shot
  • Something about how a bourbon breaths that I don’t like
  • It just tastes like whiskey
  • Not as bourbon-y as expected

Mint Julep Cocktail

  • Not Bad! (AB)
  • I think I like mine a little better (TB)
  • The mint brings out the bourbon more (TB)
  • Needs a little more citrus. (AB & TB)
  • I can definitely imagine drinking this in the Bay area during the hot summer days. (AB & TB)

Erick’s Tasting Notes

Winchester Bourbon Shot
  • Yup. Bourbon.
  • The problem with bourbon is that it’s always super sweet to me.

Mint Julep Cocktail

  • Mint-y (TB)
  • I feel like the mint hides the bourbon (TB)
  • It’s refreshing. (TB)
  • If I tasted bourbon like this all the time, I would drink it. (TB)
  • Needs a little lemon or something (TB)
  • The bourbon isn’t as sweet anymore.

Liquor Facts

Chelsea did her best to find any information about Winchester’s distillery with little luck, so instead, she dropped all the knowledge she possesses on Sarah Winchester’s eccentrics and historical home.

Would You Rather

Would you rather do a paranormal investigation at an abandoned prison or an abandoned medical facility?

Story Notes

Erick shared three experiences staff and visitors of the Winchester Mystery House have experienced. Enjoy the photos below of the rooms featured in Erick’s stories shared from our visits to the mansion.

The Hall of Fires

Sarah’s Sealed Room

Sarah Winchester’s Bedroom

Last Call

Although we didn’t focus too much on the liquor this time, it was very enjoyable to haunt the halls of Sarah Winchester’s home.

Close Your Tab

Thank you so much for joining us around the bar. We hope you’ll stay tuned for even more spooky sips very soon.

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