• 1 oz Locke + Co. Aspen Aged Rye
  • 3/4 oz apple brandy
  • 1 tsp dark maple syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters


  1. Stir all ingredients together with ice until slightly chilled but still boozy.
  2. Strain over fresh ice into an old-fashioned glass.
  3. Garnish with a lemon twist.


A Locke + Co Original

Needle In The Hay Playlist

15 songs, 58 min 30 sec

Founding Lipgloss DJ Boyhollow created this playlist to be played while drinking this cocktail from Locke + Co distilling. Enjoy the Needle In The hay and hit play.

DJ Boyhollow

Boyhollow is an old goth that plays music for hipsters, indie-rockers, bass-heads, gays, party kids, gender-crushers, meat-heads, woo girls and even the occasional hippie. He doesn’t believe in writing bios containing a bunch of cliches about what an awesome DJ he is. He’d rather be making you dance.

He is co-founder of Lipgloss (est. 2001), Denver’s longest running and most awarded club-night. Lipgloss was instrumental in – if not arguably responsible for – creating Denver’s indie dance scene.

Boyhollow has worked with and opened for some of music’s biggest names, among them New Order, LCD Soundsystem, Blondie, Phoenix, The XX, Devo, and many, many more.

DJ Boyhollow Profile Picutre

He can be found every Friday at Lipgloss at Milk Bar in Denver, CO.