Shop + Learn: Bar Starter Kit
Although we stock our bars with hundreds of brands of liquor, at home we keep things modest and streamlined. Here, we have selected the most versatile and critical bottlings from the Fellowship to have a range of selections for cocktailing or sipping neat, plus our Ready to Drink cocktails by Death & Co, an essential addition for when you would rather crack a can than mix a drink, but still want to enjoy an elevated cocktail.
Woody Creek Distillers Potato VodkaRegular price $30.00Regular priceUnit price per
Woody Creek Distillers Straight BourbonRegular price $50.00Regular priceUnit price per
Woody Creek Distillers Straight Rye WhiskeyRegular price $50.00Regular priceUnit price per
Xila Licor de Agave 7 NotasRegular price $40.00Regular priceUnit price per
Gin & Aquavit, Rum, Tequila & Mezcal, Whiskey, Brandy, and Vodka
Retail shelves are lined with thousands of spirits. A bar must whittle that selection down to what can fit on the backbar. At home, a single excellent bottle in each of these base spirit categories will supply a palette from which to create endless cocktail possibilities. This collection is an excellent starting point for any home bar (or backbar, or retail shelf, for that matter).
Liqueurs, amari, vermouths, sherries, apertif wines, and bitters
This is the supporting cast of cocktails, supplementing base spirits and adding extra layers of complexity. Beyond the larger categories of modifiers, bitters are a bar's spice rack. They draw out and bind unexpected flavors from other ingredients in a drink, doing their work in the background. Here, we don't carry options across the spectrum of modifiers, just a select few, so we recommend you visit your local bottle shop as you continue to add to your home bar.
Ready to Drink
The re-emergence of canned cocktails
Sometimes, even with a full bar behind you and books full of ideas, easy prevails. Following in the footsteps of the return of cocktail culture in general, we have now begun to see a re-emergence of the once-popular canned & bottled cocktails - providing an alternative to the ease of opening a beer, wine, or seltzer. In the coming years, we hope to see creativity take hold as it has in the world's top bars to create a plethora of offerings that focus on the art & craft. Today, the only line of Ready to Drink we carry here is canned cocktails by Death & Co x The Craft Spirits Cooperative. Finally, we no longer have to sacrifice the opportunity to have a well-crafted, complex cocktail, no matter where we find ourselves.
Fellow Classics: The Martini
As Death & Co extensively explained in Cocktail Codex, every recipe is a riff on a classic. Here, we offer guidance on these templates as a great starting point for any original creation.
Fellow Tips: In vodka martinis, the amount of vermouth is frequently decreased. Whereas gin has a strong botanical flavor that stands up to vermouth, the flavor profile of vodka is highly streamlined and can easily be overshadowed by the vermouth.