A Drink Whose History Winds Has Roots in Louisville, KY


  • 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.

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