The history of the Old Fashioned dates back to the early 1800s. Made by mixing sugar syrup with cocktail bitters and adding bourbon or rye whisky, then garnishing with a twist of citrus rind, it’s a mainstay of cocktail bars the world over.
Woodford Reserve premium bourbon is celebrating the drink with Ten Days of Dazzling Bourbon, a week (and more) of Old Fashioned offerings at venues, bars and restaurants all over the world, along with accompanying recipes. In Australia, some of the nation’s best bars are taking part.
Running between Fri 30 Oct – Sun 8 Nov.
Broadsheet has also collaborated with Woodford Reserve on a special prize pack worth more than $4000 to mark the occasion, featuring everything you need to set yourself up at home.
The winner of the pack will receive a limited edition bottle of premium Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition – a global partnership with the French fine crystal producers Baccarat - which sees the brand’s premium bourbon finished in select XO Cognac barrels, resulting in a balance of crisp American and French oak notes, complex fruit character, subtle spiciness and a creamy confectionary finish; then bottled in a hand-blown French crystal Baccarat decanter. They will also receive a set of premium Woodford Reserve Baccarat Crystal glassware. From there, Broadsheet are coming to the party with a suite of mixers and an elegant mid-century bar cart, made with kiln-dried solid eucalyptus wood and antique brass-finished rails and casters, ensuring you’re all set up and ready to go.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Woodford Reserve.