Who’s behind Jack Rudy Cocktail Co.?
Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. are a family run company based in Charleston, South Carolina. Their goal is to take long forgotten bar staples and reinvent them, in an effort to drink like our great-grandparents might once have. The company is named after their great-grandfater; who’s life was used as a barometer for what it meant to be a modern Souther gentleman. Jack Rudy was many things. He was a pilot, an inventor and an engineer – a curious type who loved to entertain and was known to overindulge in drink, smoke and his wife’s gourmet cooking. Their products are crafted in the United States in small batches and distributed carefully across the world to finer bottle shops, bars, restaurants and general fans of a delicious drink.
Where did it all start?
It all started at a restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky, as the solution to finding a tonic that could stand up to the all the beautiful new gins being created. Love for the tonic was instantaneous, a company was born and the rest is history.
What sets Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. apart?
Several years ago, Brooks was working at a bar in Louisville, Kentucky and was dismayed at the available tonics to mix with his vast array of artisanal gins. He didn’t want to corrupt the high-quality spirits with cheap mixers that had been “dumbed down” for the sake of price and marketing. Brooks began tinkering with recipes and decided upon a tonic “syrup” because he didn’t have the correct technology for making a carbonated version. The lineup has since expanded to this day.
Gin and Rudy
In a collins glass ,combine:
1.7 ounces of your favourite gin
0.5 ounces of Jack Rudy Small Batch Tonic
Add ice, top with soda water, and stir
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