Whiskey. Whiskey. Whiskey.

over the river and through the woods, to pappy van winkles we go…

along with puffy vests, scarves and uggs, november brings kentucky mash home to littleSpoon.  as the temperature drops and the wind picks up, there is nothing like a little brown liquor to warm your heart and keep a smile on your face.

our bourbon journey starts with benchmark old #8. this rye recipe bourbon has won countless awards for taste and value and serves as the perfect backdrop for our bourbon based scratch cocktails.  three cocktails have made their debut this month and are quickly becoming favorites among patrons, staff and ownership. Each cocktail begins with benchmark #8, shaken and stirred with fresh seasonal ingredients to create delicious elixirs that speak to both seasoned and novice whiskey drinkers.

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” Mark Twain

FARMER BROWN: a nod to Thornton Burgess’ written adventures of Peter Rabbit.

Benchmark #8/Frangelico/Carrot/Lemon/Turbinado/CreoleBitters/SeaSalt

HAPA: ha•pa (hä’pä) adj. 1. Slang. of mixed racial heritage with partial roots in Asian and/or Pacific Islander ancestry. n. 2. Slang. a person of such ancestry. {der./Hawaiian: hapa haole. (half white)}

Benchmark #8/Asian Pear/Maple/Cava/Rosemary

Antidote: Will cure whatever ails you.  

Benchmark #8/Ginger/Lemon/Bitters/Honey.

(in addition, a proper Sazerac will make it’s debut next week)

in addition to these addictive (you’ll order another round) cocktails,  our journey continues on within the Buffalo Trace Distillery family…. hoping to earn (someday) an allocation of the elusive Pappy Van Winkle.  A whiskey so sought after, that men and women alike scour the internet and wishfully cross their fingers and  pray for the small hope that their allocation lottery number comes up.  we at littleSpoon have now started our own quest.  our own very personal (and for profit) journey toward a Pappy allocation.

the plan is easy enough, but we will need your help.  we will do our part in keeping the restaurant stocked (legally) with as many Buffalo Trace Distillery whiskeys as we can get our hands on.  benchmark#8/larceny/Buffalo Trace/EagleRare Single Barrel/Stagg Jr/Sazerac Rye to name a few- look for additions as they become available. #h8st8runABC

but  you must promise to drink them.   drink them cubed or drink them neat, but drink them all- and let’s drink a lot of them and let’s hashtag too, all in hopes that the pappy van winkle gods will smile upon littleSpoon and splash some liquid gold our way.






Liabtion. [lahy-bey-shuh n]

Liabtion. [lahy-bey-shuh n]


  1. a pouring out of wine or other liquid in honor of a deity. (one for the homies)
  2. the liquid poured out.
  3. an intoxicating beverage, as wine, especially when drunk in ceremonial or celebrative situations.

Celebration. [seləˈbrāSHən]


  1. the action of marking one’s pleasure at an important event or occasion by engaging in enjoyable, typically social, activity.

Libation Celebration. [lahy-bey-shuh n seləˈbrāSHən]

  1. The first and last Thursday night of every month at littleSpoon, from 6pm- 10pm.
  2. Scratch cocktails and snacks dominate in a festive setting.

Chef Miles’ October menu features small bites and snacks that offer the best of what the season has to offer. Utilizing locally raised proteins and global inspirations, our new menu of snacks are sure to please every boozing palate. The menu may seem small, but it is mighty!

October Snack Time.

– Grilled Malpeque Oysters/Bloody Mary Butter
– Buttered Brioche Toast /Shrimp/Sriracha Aioli.
– Heirloom Potatoes B&T&F/Bacon/Chive/Cream. (B&T&F= baked, torn and fried)
– Corn Tortillas/Braised Lamb/Sesame Leaf/Scallion/Red Pepper
– Grilled wings/Aji Amarillo Butter.

creative by The Plaid Penguin