DrinkPGH – Butterjoint
Hello Butter, Hello Fadduh! This could be a place to write home about.
Located within Legume, is a cozy little bar that provides full-service to the restaurant and a separate seating section for those of us who prefer sitting at the bar or one of its small tables or booths tucked into little niches around the perimeter. The full Legume menu is available to order here as well, but enjoy its bar menu for a selection of burgers, pierogis, tallow-fried delicacies and much more.
Check this place out if you like craft beers and specialty cocktails, even better visit during happy hour (4:30-6:30 M-F & 10-Midnight M-S) to enjoy:
$4 Craft Beer / $2 Miller Lite & Yuengling
$5 House Wine / $10 Carafes
$7 Cocktail of the Day
The cocktails we sampled from the menu varied in base spirit, just to give Jonathan the bartender a good workout.
The Peated Martini mixes Botanist Gin with Laphroaig, a smoked scoth aged 10yrs. Taking it’s name from the scoth whisky which has a tremendously earthy flaver from blue peat smoke, this is one to try for a different taste profile. It’s finished with Dolin dry vermouth and an olive.
PhDrink:Whiskey vs. Whisky?
If you happen to notice that some bottles include the “e” and others are omitting it, you’re on to something. Generally the word Whiskey covers almost all bourbons, ryes & scotch distilled from grain. Now if this liquid happens to come from Canada or Scotland, drop that “e” like it’s hot!
Jameson Irish Whiskey
Crown Royal Whisky
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Laphroaig Single Malt Whisky
Next in line was the Everything Sounds Cooler in Spanish mixing Siembra Azul Blanco Tequila with Campari, an aperitif. The complements of the drink include blood orange & lime juices and honey. This was favored amongst the group and drinks easy with a tart and sweet aspect, probably agreeable to many palettes.
The final cocktail, a bourbon concoction of Old Grand-Dad Bonded Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Yellow Chartreuse, Averna, and bitters. The bourbon is sweetened by the additions and could be a twist on a manhattan. Try one if you like darker liquor.
PhDrink:Bonded or Bottled in Bond
To be labeled “Bonded” or “Bottled in Bond” a spirit, usually whiskey, must have been made to adhere to strict regulations originally dictated in the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897. Of single origin (distiller and distillery) and season of production, the spirit must also be aged in a federal warehouse for at least four years and be of 100 proof (50% alcohol by volume). The reason this came about was to guarantee the quality of spirits and prevent the mis-marketing of cheaply and quickly made whiskey for higher profit.
So go and see Jonathan and team for some traditionally prepared cocktails and a great atmosphere. They promise to spice up mondays for service professional night and take care of all the customers with a smile and a crisp vest and tie!