Monday Night Brewing has been slyly working on developing bourbon, rum, and gin for months, keeping the latest project from the Atlanta brewery way under the radar.
Called Sneaky Pete (indeed), the new line of spirits officially drops at Monday Night’s taprooms in West End and Berkeley Park Friday, February 3, along with cocktails created by acclaimed Atlanta bartender Tiffanie Barriere (a.k.a the Drinking Coach).
A passion project for Monday Night brewmaster and certified sommelier Peter Kiley, the Sneaky Pete line features a botanical gin, aged bourbon, rye whiskey, and rum, and triple-filtered vodka. Kiley learned blending, barreling, and aging techniques from established distillers to create each spirit for Sneaky Pete, tweaking flavor profiles by playing with botanicals for the gin or triple filtering and distilling the vodka six times.
Monday Night then tapped Barriere to taste through the line, saying she “was impressed with the balance and expression.” Look for takes on classic cocktails developed by Barriere, like a blueberry gin fizz she mixes with lemon and fresh blueberry puree and tops with soda or an Old Fashioned made with Sneaky Pete’s seven-year-aged bourbon, Japanese brown sugar syrup, and angostura bitters.
Pours of the gin, bourbon, rye whiskey, vodka, and rum are also available, and bottles are on hand to purchase in the taprooms at both locations. A representative for Monday Night and Sneaky Pete tells Eater they are “exploring the idea of distributing” beyond the taproom.
Here’s the flavor profile breakdown for each spirit:
Sneaky Pete gin — $30
Styled after an American dry gin with notes of sweet citrus peels, juniper and coriander. The finish features hints of orris, angelica, and licorice root.
Sneaky Pete bourbon — $40
Aged seven years, the Kentucky straight bourbon carries notes of oak, vanilla, and clove and a toffee finish.
Sneaky Pete rye whiskey — $42
Aged six years, drinks like a classic rye whiskey, with the flavor profile enhanced over ice or an orange twist.
Sneaky Pete vodka — $22
Distilled six times and triple filtered through charcoal, the flavor profile on this vodka is described as smooth with a silky finish.
Sneaky Pete rum — $40
Aged in toasted American oak barrels, this rum is a blend of rums from Trinidad and Barbados.