Elevate an Old Fashioned with Double Oaked Straight Bourbon Whiskey from Fox & Oden. Dare we say it may even be the best whiskey for an Old Fashioned?
What is Double Oaked Bourbon?
Fox & Oden’s Double Oaked Straight Bourbon Whiskey like its sister, Straight Bourbon Whiskey, is a blend of 8 to 15-year-old bourbons produced in small batches using time-honored traditions. But, unlike its sister, it’s a twice-barreled bourbon finished in new, charred oak barrels. This second barrel extracts a rich, oak flavor with added complexity and depth.
Mashbills: 21% / 36% rye mash bills
On the nose: notes of cocoa, caramel, and leather.
On the palate: sweet notes of caramel, chocolate, pipe tobacco, and baking spices.
What whiskey is traditionally used in an Old Fashioned?
The original recipe for the Old Fashioned cocktail was printed in George Kappeler’s Modern American Drinks in 1895. It called for a lump of sugar dissolved in a “little water,” two dashes of Angostura bitters, one piece of ice, one slice of lemon peel, and one jigger of whiskey. This straightforward recipe has stood the test of time and sets the standard for all Old Fashioneds today, nearly 130 years later. Modern variations use bourbon or rye over scotch or single malt. Bourbon creates a slightly sweeter cocktail, while rye produces a slightly spicier cocktail. Fox & Oden’s Double Oaked Straight Bourbon Whiskey creates a bold Old Fashioned, with layers of complexity that linger deliciously.
Double Oaked Old Fashioned
2 oz Fox & Oden Double Oaked Straight Bourbon Whiskey
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp water
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 large ice cube
Lemon peel, garnish
Dissolve sugar into water in mixing glass. Add Angostura bitters and stir to combine. Place an ice cube in a whiskey glass. Pour Fox & Oden Double Oaked Straight Bourbon Whiskey over ice and garnish with a lemon peel. Sip slowly, enjoy greatly.
[In this version of the Old Fashioned recipe our team omits the modern maraschino cherry and orange peel garnish and chooses a traditional lemon peel instead. If you’d like a more rye-forward Old Fashioned substitute Fox & Oden Double Oaked Straight Bourbon Whiskey with Fox & Oden Straight Rye Whiskey. This rye whiskey boasts notes of toffee, cocoa, and citrus.]
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