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Friday, June 01, 2012

Drink of the Week: Spodee

From the spirits innovator behind Hendrick’s gin, Sailor Jerry rum and the Art in the Age’s line of craft distillates comes today’s Drink of the Week—Spodee. Modeled after a Depression-era hooch of the same name, Spodee is a mix of red wine, herbs and spices and unaged whiskey. The name is a little goofy, but the taste is seriously delicious with flavors similar to a spice-forward sweet vermouth, but with a slight chocolate edge on the finish (think Tootsie Roll). It’s great on its own over a few ice cubes, or try it in a “Spodee & Sody” with an equal measure of cola. It’s currently available on shelves in Pennsylvania and New Jersey (with expanded distribution expected in the coming months), but it ships nationwide from select web retailers. $9/500 ml., superwinewarehouse.com