Celebrate the holiday season with a classic bourbon cocktail – The Gunsmoke

The holiday season is the perfect time of year to wow friends and family with a spectacular bourbon cocktail, inspired by John Wayne himself. The Gunsmoke, is pure perfection.

“The Duke’s passion for bourbon and tequila traces back to his son Ethan’s discovery of his lost memoirs, liquor collection and special blends sealed since 1979.” 

“A man oughta do what

he thinks is best.”

John Wayne

Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

9 YR., PROOF 110% #MadeFromCharacter Duke Spirits @dukespirits
Duke Grand Cru Kentucky Reserve Bourbon exquisitely marries the classic and bold flavors of our Kentucky Straight bourbon with the finest French Oak Grand Cru wine barrels in the World. A rare 9 yr. old selection of our Kentucky Straight bourbon is then aged in the same barrels that housed stunning 98-100 point single vineyard California Cult Cabernets. The French Oak, originating from centuries old forests, and, the perfect level of toasting ultimately provides a profound and unique Expression of the spirit.



  • 1 ½ ounce Duke Bourbon 
  • ¾ ounce Fresh Bayleaf syrup 
  • ¾ ounce Yuzu Lemon blend 
  • ¾ ounce Aquafaba 
  • 2 dashes Elemakule Tiki Bitters  


  1. Dry shake ingredients, add ice and shake again. 
  2. Strain into a small coupe. 
  3. Place the cocktail under a glass cloche 
  4. Fill with cherrywood smoke (from smoking gun). 
  5. Let sit for 30 seconds, then enjoy.


Opens with subtle charred oak, roasted nuts, hints of vanilla, caramel & nutmeg. Mid-palate provides warm pepper spice & toasted nuts, finishing with a deeply satisfying robust sweetness in perfect combination.

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