West Main Crafting Co. is a nineteenth century-inspired craft cocktail bar, and we craft our own sodas, syrups, cordials, tonics, tinctures, infusions, perfumes, and bitters, in order to provide the most authentic drinking experience possible. Our verve for investigating spirit and cocktail history produces cocktails that are whole events unto themselves, and new cocktail menus ("Volumes") are released semi-annually to explore different themes and inspirations.
Volume 5 explores Thai cooking traditions through cocktails. Thai cuisine is more than spring rolls, drunken noodles, and rainbow-colored curries. These cocktails draw inspiration from hundreds of years of Thai cooking traditions, and they focus on achieving the delicate balance between sweet, sour, salty, and spicy flavors.
The craft of bartending is more than a waxy mustache. We approach our cocktails as inspired experiences that are exciting and authentic; we think of cocktails as something extraordinary, and we want you to find new, unexpected flavors even in those drinks you already understand and enjoy.
For centuries, creative winemakers and beermakers used wooden barrels to infuse their products with flavors. By putting our cocktails into oak barrels, we’re extracting tasty organic compounds such as vanillin and caramelized sugar, as well as slowly oxidizing our ingredients, creating a softer taste.
Our cocktail flights are full-sized offerings of cocktails from various historical and modern sources. Flights are a perfect way to share several different cocktails at once. Enjoy them together or separately.