One of the first families of whiskey in the US was the family who started Nelson's GreenBrier Distillery. For decades before Prohibition they were one of the top whiskey producers in the states, and they just happened to be based in Tennessee instead of Kentucky. While at the the new distillery, opened by descendants, I tried a coffee liqueur named in honor of the wife of the owner. After her husband died she ran the business, successfully, for years.
Here's to you, Ms. Louisa:
2 oz bourbon (Bellemeade Bourbon preferred)
1 oz Louisa's liqueur (or a suitable coffee liqueur)
2 dashes black walnut bitters
10 drops Scrappy's chocolate bitters
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and add ice. Stir until well-chilled and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a couple of cherries or coffee beans. Toast the women of whiskey!
Heather Wibbels is a whiskey enthusiast (Executive Bourbon Steward, no less) with a passion for cocktails. She loves researching cocktails, making cocktails and drinking cocktails. Mostly whiskey cocktails, given her Kentucky location. For more information about her favorite whiskey group, head over to Bourbon Women and join the women's whiskey revolution!