COURTESY OF DUKE SPIRITS
Over the course of his life, John Wayne acquired a fine collection of liquors. While browsing through this collection, his son, Ethan Wayne, and Chris Radomski came up with the idea to found a brand that would honor his legacy.
That brand became Duke Spirits. The whiskey and tequila Duke Spirits offers are “crafted from decades-old recipes and bottles from [John Wayne’s] archives.”
Now, you can replicate those recipes in your own home thanks to a special holiday promotion being offered by Duke Spirits. Those who purchase $100 or more of Duke Spirits products will receive an official John Wayne cocktail book, as well as a limited edition Duke Spirits holiday EP.
The cocktail book, titled John Wayne: The Official Cocktail Book, is the first officially licensed John Wayne cocktail book, and was created in partnership with John Wayne Enterprises. It “features over 70 recipes for fans of the iconic actor to enjoy including crowd-friendly handcrafted cocktails and bar bites.” As you browse through the book, you’ll find recipes inspired by some of John Wanye’s most iconic characters, including Rooster Cogburn and Big Jake McCandles.
A highlight of the recipe book is the Duke Old Fashioned, which is Duke Spirits’ spin on the recognizable drink. The recipe lends its name to the limited edition Duke Spirits EP, which is titled Old Fashioned Christmas.
Old Fashioned Christmas was executive produced by Duke Spirits founder Chris Radomski, produced by Austin Moody, and co-produced by Mitch Burr and Elisha Hoffman. The EP features six classic holiday songs, with the full list of tracks and artists being:
1. “Jingle Bell Rock” – Jerrod Niemann
2. “Baby It’s Cold Outside” – Rebecca Lynn Howard & Mark Wills
3. “Run Run Rudolph” – Eric Paslay
4. “Please Come Home for Christmas” – Paul McDonald
5. “Tennessee Christmas” – Austin Moody
6. “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” – Sarah Darling feat: Six One Five Collective
“We are excited to continue our journey as a brand into the music industry and celebrate the spirit of the Christmas season with our newly recorded EP Old Fashioned Christmas,” Chris Radomski said. “With such talented names on this record, we look forward to giving our community a great listening experience paired with our award-winning spirits.”
The release of Old Fashioned Christmas comes after Duke Spirits’ recent move into the music world through its weekly online performance series The Masters Music Series. So far, the series has featured artists such as Wynonna Judd, Eric Paslay, and Runaway June. Watch one of those performances in the video below.
As mentioned previously, Old Fashioned Christmas and John Wayne: The Official Cocktail Book are only available to those who purchase $100 or more of Duke Spirits products in the midst of this special holiday promotion. The promotion ends on December 31…so act fast!
If you’re 21 or older, you can purchase Duke Spirits products and learn more about the brand on its official website www.dukespirits.com.