The Pendergast Machine Series

Tom Pendergast achieved so much success that both critics and supporters called his organization The Machine. It bent the rules, corrupted convention, and turned Prohibition-Era Kansas City into the ultimate mash-up of art, sin and booze.

Tom’s Town presents The Machine series: daring one-off spirits showcasing the distillery’s ingenuity. Available exclusively at Tom’s Town for a limited time, The Machine will challenge, intrigue and delight drinkers of every stripe.

THE MACHINE NO. 1: ANTIQUE GIN

Tom’s Town Corruption Gin finished for at least six months in Pendergast’s Royal Gold Bourbon barrels. A robust and flavorful gin that takes on the best whiskey characteristics and aroma from the barrel.

$19.00
You may purchase The Machine No. 1 exclusively in our tasting room at 1701 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64108

THE MACHINE NO. 2: MALT WHISKEY

The second release in our Pendergast Machine series is a malt whiskey distilled from local brewery Torn Label's quadjillo beer. With a bright citrus, jasmine and vanilla bean nose, the palate is all pepper, cinnamon, honey, carmelized sugar and hops. 

$19.00
You may purchase The Machine No. 2 exclusively in our tasting room at 1701 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64108

A Bitter Ballot Box

2 oz. Pendergast Machine No. 2
½ oz. Cocchi Americano
1 dash Fee’s rhubarb bitters
Method: stir
Glass: martini glass
Garnish: none

The Fix

2 oz. Pendergast Machine No. 2
½ oz. fresh lime juice
½ oz. honey syrup
½ oz. Aperol
club soda, topper
Method: shake
Glass: collins glass
Garnish: mint sprig

The Known Enemy

2 oz. Pendergast Machine No. 2
½ oz. sweet vermouth
¼ oz. Benedictine
2 dash Ango
2 dash Peychaud’s
Method: stir
Glass: double old fashioned
Garnish: lemon twist