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Serve up a classic – the Colorado way.

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Arguably the most balanced cocktail between the strength of the whiskey and the strength of the bartender’s skill.

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[vc_column_text]The Old Fashioned is a relatively simple cocktail that lets the flavor of whiskey shine. If you’re looking for a beverage that doesn’t taste like the spirit it’s made with, you’ve come to the wrong place. If you’re looking for a beverage that takes the divine flavor of whiskey and elevates it with just a few subtle supplemental flavors, look no further.

In addition to whiskey, this cocktail features bitters (because this drink is so simple, the kind of bitters used can greatly alter the flavor of the beverage).  The Old Fashioned is also lightly sweetened with basic sugar (usually a sugar cube dissolved in a splash of water, but sometimes simple syrup instead).

The Old Fashioned is garnished with an orange peel, and this garnish is about as important as the onion or olive is in a martini.  The orange peel infuses the Old Fashioned, so that by the time you get to the bottom of the drink, the cocktail has taken on a decidedly citrusy flavor.[/vc_column_text]

Fancy Bartender

I love offering this cocktail to whiskey drinkers who are looking to move beyond their typical order of whiskey-neat.


In addition to being one of the most famous cocktails in existence, the drink is served in arguably the most well-known cocktail glass around.  The Old Fashioned is served in its eponymous glass, which is short, wide, lacks a stem, and fits perfectly in your hand.

Thanks largely to the TV show Mad Men, which features many an attractive and glamorized celebrity waltzing about with an Old Fashioned in their hand, the drink’s popularity has grown.  Today, bartenders are capitalizing on this newfound popularity, and featuring their twists and takes on the Old Fashioned front and center on their drinks menu.[/vc_column_text]

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  • 1 teaspoon (5g) superfine sugar (or 1 sugar cube)
  • 2 to 3 dashes bitters
  • 2 ounces (60ml) YOUR DISTILLERY’S American Whiskey
  • Orange and/or cherry, to garnish (optional)

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  1. Place sugar in an Old Fashioned glass.
  2. Douse with bitters and add a few drops of water.
  3. Add whiskey and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Add several large ice cubes and stir rapidly with a bar spoon to chill.
  5. Garnish, if you like, with a slice of orange and/or a cherry.




[vc_column_text]Fancy Bartender – “YOUR DISTILLERY’S American Whiskey offers a very well-rounded flavor profile that should appeal to the majority of whiskey drinkers.

When I used it in this cocktail, the sugar had a way of amplifying the whiskey rather than changing it.  For that reason, I love offering this cocktail to whiskey drinkers who are looking to move beyond their typical order of whiskey-neat.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]