- Sep 16, 2015
My least favorite bourbon ---------> Knob Creek
School. Will try this.There is ONE way you should be making an Old Fashioned. Take some maraschino cherries and some oranges...and throw that bullshit in the trash. No. Muddling.
Get yourself a mixing glass. Throw in a bar spoon of white sugar. A bar spoon of brown sugar. A splash of water. Mix that up a bit to get the sugar to dissolve a bit. Add three dashes Angostura bitter, one dash of orange bitters and 2oz of a high quality bourbon OR rye. Mix without ice. Add ice to the mixing glass and stir for 20 seconds to get a nice dilution going. Strain over a fresh, large cube in a tumbler. Cut a small slice of orange peel and pinch it over the glass to release the oils. Drop the peel in the glass.
Drink it up and realize that you're been drinking wrong your entire life!
Widow Jane is a tough one..... while they are making some of their own stuff, they started off by completely sourcing their product and bottling it. When I went to their distillery for a tour, their sourced product wasn't bad at all, but their own product was mixed - the cheap stuff tasted cheap, their really pricey stuff was good, but not worth the price.I believe I've had that, but can't remember if it was good. *SUPER HELPFUL COMMENT SIREN*
Well, since the forum takes their whiskey seriously, everybody should know that the dirty little secret in the whiskey industry is that a vast majority of the "craft" brands people rant and rave about are sourced from mega distillers. My wife works in the alcohol industry so I learned about this before the following referenced link:I think this group takes most things seriously and that isn't a bad thing. I view the regulars here as generally more refined.