whiskey varieties

Whiskey Varieties: Rye, Bourbon, and More

Whiskey is a go to with good reason, and for more than just in the Old Fashioned. When it comes to whiskey varieties, it helps to know what tastes optimal for cocktails. Differences between whiskey variations relies mostly on the type of grain used in the mash. While there’s plenty of variations of whiskey on […]

Old Fashioned | Dry Society

Dry Society | Mission Viejo, CA

Dry Society in Mission Viejo, CA 7/20/2016 Whiskey Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon Bitters Angostura┬« aromatic bitters Result Solid. The bartender here knew what he was doing and did not water down the drink just to fill up the glass. The taste of this Old Fashioned was full of flavor. Only complaint really is that […]

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First, A Little History

More than just a cocktail of the modern Mad Men fame, the Old Fashioned has it’s roots as far back as the 19th century in America. As with anything, the history and origins of this cocktail can be hazy, thus vary depending on who’s telling the story. Legend has it James E. Pepper invented the […]

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I’ll Take An Old Fashioned, Please

My plan with this blog is to review how different places and bartenders craft this classic cocktail. Also, take a look at and review the different ingredients which typically make an Old Fashioned. On occasion, a recipe may be posted on variations and other whiskey based cocktails. Stay tuned for some good stuff coming. Feel […]