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Old Fashioned with American Woman Whiskey

The American Woman 92 Proof Straight Bourbon Whiskey reinvents the classic Old Fashioned with a rich, consistent flavor that celebrates a fusion of tradition and modern elegance.

The Old Fashioned, a cocktail steeped in history and tradition, has been a staple in the world of spirits since the early 19th century. Renowned for its simplicity and depth, it has stood the test of time, evolving yet retaining its core identity. 

American Woman 92 Proof Straight Bourbon Whiskey, with its rich corn mash bill and unique aging process in 100-year-old forest oak barrels, offers a contemporary twist to this classic cocktail. The smaller 30-gallon barrels used for aging at high altitude ensure a deep, consistent flavor, making American Woman an exemplary choice for an Old Fashioned that resonates with both tradition and modernity.

Old Fashioned with American Woman Whiskey

An Old Fashioned Recipe with a Twist

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz American Woman 92 Proof Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 sugar cube or 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • Few dashes of plain water
  • Ice cubes
  • Orange peel and maraschino cherry for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Dissolve the Sugar: Place the sugar cube in an Old Fashioned glass and saturate it with bitters and a dash of water. Muddle until the sugar is nearly dissolved.
  2. Add Whiskey: Pour in 2 ounces of American Woman 92 Proof Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Its robust and nuanced flavor profile, enhanced by the unique aging process, adds a rich complexity to the cocktail.
  3. Stir and Chill: Add a few ice cubes and stir the mixture gently. The goal is to chill the drink while maintaining its smooth texture.
  4. Garnish and Serve: Garnish with an orange peel and a maraschino cherry. The citrus aroma complements the whiskey’s rich notes, while the cherry adds a touch of sweetness.
Old Fashioned Cocktail

 Garnishing Your Old Fashioned

The garnish in an Old Fashioned is not just decorative; it’s an integral part of the cocktail’s flavor profile, especially when using a whiskey like American Woman 92 Proof.

  • Orange Peel: The oils from the orange peel add a citrusy aroma, which complements the bourbon’s rich and deep flavors.
  • Maraschino Cherry: A classic garnish that adds a hint of sweetness and an elegant visual appeal.
  • Creative Twists: Experiment with different types of citrus peels or even a smoked garnish to add another layer of complexity to the drink.

Crafting an Old Fashioned with American Woman 92 Proof Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a journey through the art of cocktail making, where tradition meets contemporary flair, resulting in a drink that’s both timeless and modern.