The Bourbon Lifestyle
The Classic Old Fashioned
- 2 oz. Old Wm. Tarr Manchester Reserve (or your favorite Kentucky whiskey)
- 1 sugar cube (or .5 tsp. sugar)
- 2-3 dashes bitters
Stir in a mixing glass with ice, and strain into a cocktail glass.
Garnish with a citrus peel or cherry.
Fun Fact: Initially concocted in 1880 in a private social club in Kentucky called the Pendennis, young James E. Pepper – later a famed distiller and neighbor to our own vintage distillery – took the drink with him to the Waldorf-Astoria hotel bar in New York, where its popularity began to grow and was soon a big city staple.
Celebrate Your Constitutional Right to Drink with Wm. Tarr Distillery
Insiders relish the day Americans regained their freedom to consume alcohol
On January 16, 1919, the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution passed, making all production and consumption of alcohol illegal. So began Prohibition, widely known as one of the darkest periods in American history. Crime, drunkenness, and distrust for the government ran rampant in the U.S., and some people saw no way out.