Special Reserve

 An old family recipe that has been handed down through the generations. Joe Herber (great-uncle to Badlands Distillery co-owner Jim Herber) & four of Joe’s brothers were illegally operating a still on the Herber Ranch, in the early 1920’s & 1930’s, where the Herber family still lives today. Joe Herber flavored his carefully distilled spirits with a brown sugar syrup and colored it with oak barrels. He had a reputation for producing the tastiest, most healthful, & smoothest whiskey in all of South Dakota Territory. The brothers sold theirs spirits to state politicians, chief of police all over the state & even the governor at that time. Eventually they were caught by the feds in a raid that ended with the still being destroyed, many casks & kegs full of whiskey thrown into the White River & Great Uncle Joe spending a year in jail for bootlegging. 80 proof or 40% ABV.


UNCLE JOE

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 oz. Badlands Distillery Special Reserve 
  • ½ oz. Butterscotch Schnapps 
  • 3 oz. Ginger Ale

INSTRUCTIONS: Pour Special Reserve into a Collins glass filled with ice cubes, and add butterscotch schnapps.

Fill with ginger ale, and serve.


RESERVE OLD FASHIONED

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 oz. Badlands Distillery Special Reserve 
  • ¾ oz. Simple Syrup 1-3 Dashes Bitters

INSTRUCTIONS: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice and garnish with orange twist.


CANDY APPLE

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1.5 oz. Badlands Distillery Cinn-ister Apple 
  • 1.5 oz. Badlands Distillery Special Reserve 
  • 2 oz. Ginger Ale

INSTRUCTIONS: Mix well in a rocks glass over fresh ice.


DIRTY APPLE

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Oz. Cinn-ister Apple 
  • 1 Oz. Special Reserve

INSTRUCTIONS:

Dip rim of rocks glass in Cinnamon and Sugar. Combine ingredient in glass over ice

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