How We Created Our Drunken Beef Products Aging Steaks In The Finest Spirits

How We Dry Age Beef In The Finest Spirits To Create Drunken Steaks

Almost two years ago I read an article on the Michelin guide about how chefs in some of the top steakhouses were experimenting with red-wine, sake and whisky infused beef.

At Meat N' Bone, we have access to some of the best dry aging rooms in the USA and the best steaks, so we figured we would give this a try.

Our Drunken Steak Dry Aging Process

Fast forward to May 2019 and our first batch of whisky-infused steaks was ready. The journey to creating our own premium drunken beef range was officially underway.

We decided to give the experiment a go by infusing our steaks with Laphroaig 10 Year Old Scotch Whisky. This single-malt scotch has a distinct strong bold, smoky taste which makes it ideal for aging beef.

We didn't just pick any steaks; we went for G1 Certified USDA Prime Steaks. Basically, the best steaks produced in America. Why? Because, why not? 

After trimming and cutting, we ended up with about 8 Cowboy Steaks and 8 Kansas city steaks. We kept a couple and offered the rest to some of our best customers. The feedback was excellent and told us the steaks were great (but we knew that already!) Some customers did claim they could really taste the scotch and a couple did not.

After putting it to the test, I personally thought the steaks had a very mild smokey flavor (a result of the whisky) and the aging was strong.

Almost immediately we decided to give it a second try. This time around we decided to go for 90 days. Dry aging has significant yield loss (you can lose up to 50% of the weight through the dry aging process, but lost weight transforms into rich flavor and buttery texture). This time around, we decided to only do Cowboy steaks this time around. 

We stuck with Laphroaig 10 Year Old Scotch Whisky but also decided to experiment with one of the finest rums we have tried: Diplomatico. Our expectation is to be able to feel the sweetness of the rum in every bite. 

Fast forward 60+ days and we have Whisky and Rum infused Cowboy steaks up for sale. The flavor is insane and we can confidently say, our experimenting has seriously paid off.

Learn more about our dry aged, bone-in ribeye infused with Diplomatico Rum.


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