Classic Mint Julep Recipe

1 teaspoon Powdered sugar
2 oz. Beanball Bourbon Whiskey
2 teaspoons Water
4 Mint leaves

Preparation: In a highball glass gently muddle the mint, sugar and water. Fill the glass with cracked ice, add Beanball Bourbon and stir well until the glass is well frosted. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Served: On the rocks; poured over ice

The Fifty Best Holds an Aged Rum Tasting

Cooperstown Distillery - Boatyard rum

New York, NY, (March 9, 2020) – The Fifty Best has once again shined its spotlight on Aged Rum by hosting a tasting where contenders were evaluated for the distinguished “Best Aged Rum” awards for 2020.

The Fifty Best is very pleased to announce that Sam Smith’s Boatyard Aged Rum was awarded a Gold medal.

Using professional criteria, the pre-qualified panel of judges blind-tasted the rums and rated them individually on a 1-5 point scoring system with 5 being the highest. After tallying the scores, medals were awarded based on the judges’ impressions.

The complete results, along with tasting notes, can be viewed here: is a digital guide to wines & spirits, featuring rated listings resulting from proprietary blind tastings as judged by wine/spirits journalists, spirits professionals, wine/spirit retailers, mixologists, spirits consultants and connoisseurs.  The Fifty Best achieves the highest standards of spirits evaluations by adhering to strict tasting rules and rigorous methodology.

Irish Coffee Recipe


  • 2 sugar cubes
  • 4-6 ounces Brewed coffee
  • 1 1⁄3 ounces Cooper’s Ransom Rye Whiskey
  • Heavy cream, lightly whipped


Pre-heat a 6-ounce, heatproof glass by filling with hot water. Once warm, empty the glass. Add two sugar cubes to the glass, then pour over coffee until the glass is 3⁄4 full. Stir thoroughly until the sugar is dissolved. Add 1 1⁄3 ounces of Cooper’s Ransom Rye Whiskey to the coffee. Float a layer of lightly whipped cream over the top of the coffee by pouring gently over a spoon.