Kentucky Winter Old Fashioned
£12.00 – £27.00
The oldest and most popular cocktail of all time, an old-fashioned is everything a great cocktail should be, strong and simple, yet balanced to perfection.
In our gold medal winning version, we’ve blended the smoothness of bourbon with the spiciness of rye, both distilled from authentic family-run traditions in the birthplace where it all began, Kentucky. Finished off with a rich, dark sugar, our own bitters blend and a hint of orange peel.
As a mixologist, you don’t approach the Old Fashioned lightly. It’s an intensely difficult one to get right, despite it’s simplicity, and one that is very unforgiving of mistakes.
It’s because of this, that this is the cocktail we have gone through the most number of batches with, well above three hundred recipes. When you think of how many different whiskeys there are, finding the perfect one is a long, troublesome road.
The Old Fashioned is traditionally made with bourbon, though the purists will demand a 100% rye whiskey, insisting the taste is more authentic, dry and spicy. We hear both sides of the argument. A truly delicious Old Fashioned has a depth and smoothness to it that is very difficult to achieve with pure rye, however after experimenting, a bourbon-only drink seemed to lack the complex kick we were after.
So we decided to make our own statement, to find the perfect blend of both, that gave a drink that had hints of dryness, spice and complexity, while still developing a rich body on the tongue and a lingering after-feel in your mouth. One day on our long travels, we came across a traditional, family distilled bourbon made from red winter wheat, and after one taste, knew that was the one.
To finish it off, we had to find the right sugar that would support and enhance the whiskey, not dominate it, as well as blending a signature bitters blend to give just the right bite and woodiness to the drink. But three hundred recipes later, we finally feel we’ve captured the essence of a Kentucky fall harvest, in the most iconic and memorable cocktail you’ll ever taste.
But don’t ever, ever let us catch you putting a maraschino cherry in one of our Old Fashioneds. You barbarian.
Bottle contains two cocktails
(22.6% vol / 200ml)
|Dimensions||6 × 6 × 15.7 cm|