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    Another interesting recipe...

    Basil Hayden Toast is not very good on its own. But with black walnut bitters it makes a damn fine OF.


    I went to a whiskey tasting not long ago and found a bunch of varieties I wasn't familiar with, many of them were rye. I have stayed away from rye because most that I have had are Canadian style and I just don't like them. But several of these are really good and I look forward to trying some for both OFs and Manhanttans.

    The Palace in Prescott had one that I liked from the tasting, Whistlepig Piggyback. It made an excellent OF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Yamamoto View Post
    A few thoughts...
    Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon (but I thought the Small Batch was terrible)...
    Often overlooked is the regular "yellow label" Four Roses. Somewhat sweet to begin with, I think this is a bourbon that is made for the OF.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Yamamoto View Post
    Bitters

    You won't go wrong with Angosturra. But there are lots of interesting flavors. One of my favorites is black walnut.
    Black walnut bitters or pecan bitters are my two favorites. One of my favorite twists on the OF was made w/ black walnut bitters and topped w/ maple-smoked pecans.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Yamamoto View Post
    Sweetener
    I prefer dark brown sugar. Demerara or Muscovado both add interesting flavors (toffee, molasses, caramel). Maple syrup if I don't have those. Gabe has some keto maple syrup which would be perfect for those trying to limit their sugar. Agave also works. Honey is my last choice but it works in a pinch.
    Will have to give maple syrup a try- I'm thinking an organic 100% label.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Yamamoto View Post
    Orange peelSometimes I'll do a small orange slide so there's actually a little pulp in it, depends on the whiskey.
    I do this, too, no so much for the pulp, but because I think it adds a more pronounced taste and aroma of orange.

    Dang, Brent, it's only Monday and I'm leaning towards making an OF after work, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShopMonkey View Post
    typically i like an old fashioned with a well rounded bourbon using chocolate bitters. for those needing a bit more of an explanation, a well rounded bourbon is a bourbon with a good nose, that can be enjoyed neat or in a cocktail with out overpowering the mix.

    as of late i've also been enjoying old fashions with rye, as it brings a new element to an old drink
    Hah, it beats the hell out of the way we used to drink whiskey. Used to freeze the bottles and just drink it. One reason I canít touch the shit anymore.....
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    IANative...Monday afternoon is an EXCELLENT time for an OF.

    Maybe not T,W,Th...and certainly not ALL weekend. But Monday? Yeah. I often crave one after a monday at work and the dojo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Yamamoto View Post
    There’s also this pre-made, barrel-aged OF. It’s simple and is quite good.
    The Bulleit Old Fashioned and Manhattan premades are also quite good also, in the OF with their bourbon and the MH with their Rye. Green and orange bottles.

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    I forgot to mention Standard Proof Pecan Rye- my favorite rye for an OF.
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    Glad to stir up some discussion.

    Currently doing Eagle Rare bourbon, Angustora bitters, along with their orange bitters, plus a drip of Bittermilk OF mixer. That takes care of the sugar component.

    Been thinking of trying a Manhattan, but haven’t bought the vermouth yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by extremist View Post
    The Bulleit Old Fashioned and Manhattan premades are also quite good also, in the OF with their bourbon and the MH with their Rye. Green and orange bottles.

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    haven't had the bulleit pre-mades yet and my wife keeps drinking all my buffalo trace pre-made OF

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    Brent,

    I am not a rye guy either, but I have to say the Woodinville Whiskey rye is dam tasty.

    Also I am not sure what type of cherries they are, but I have had some OF made with these dark cherries that taste awesome. Blow the crap out of any of those dyed bright red things they call cherries. i will have to check out the ones you were talking about.
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    I was half expecting mentions of styrofoam and-, you know what, Nevermind.
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