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Originally posted by Mainwaring Mainwaring wrote:

80 proof produces a good ring. What whiskey for your preferred old fashioned? Or do you use whisky?

Traditionally Rye would be used for any old time US cocktail.

I like Michters but there are many good ones.
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Right, 2-3 years back a couple of books showed up - I grabbed some as it seemed interesting to Perdue at one point in the future...







Anybody actually tried any of the receipts?
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Originally posted by Foxy Foxy wrote:

Anybody actually tried any of the receipts?

Jim Meehan is a fellow Portlander and a bud, and I've made quite a few of the recipes in his green book. I was just playing with the Tom&Jerry recipe he has in there and it was delicious, especially this time of year.
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Originally posted by Mainwaring Mainwaring wrote:

80 proof produces a good ring. What whiskey for your preferred old fashioned? Or do you use whisky?


Main, it depends on the bitters and how fancy you’re feeling.

For a workaday old fashioned with a balanced bitters, Bulleit or Rittenhouse rye are solid.

For bitters that have a subtle flavor and also ones that have a very spicy note, a nice soft bourbon can be great- Four Roses single barrel with mole bitters, for instance, which are both subtle (around the herbal, oregano notes) and spicy at once.

Citrus bitters are interesting with scotch- try orange bitters and Ardbeg 10.

Mid range is the way to go I think- really old whiskey’s complexity is usually lost in a mixed drink, no need to spend too much there.

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Foxy- I’ve made a number of recipes from the Brad Thomas parsons book. They can be good starting points.

Honestly though they seem a little unbalanced. The cherry hazelnut bitters for instance seem to me to have a lot of unnecessary ingredients and to be a little too on the higher, anisey end of the spice range.

All of his recipes I’ve used I chose to reduce the number of ingredients and rearrange the spice lineup.
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Originally posted by likeacannon likeacannon wrote:

Originally posted by Foxy Foxy wrote:

Anybody actually tried any of the receipts?


Jim Meehan is a fellow Portlander and a bud, and I've made quite a few of the recipes in his green book. I was just playing with the Tom&Jerry recipe he has in there and it was delicious, especially this time of year.


The manual seems to be solidly balanced given the amount of input he’s used.
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Originally posted by mr randal mr randal wrote:

Foxy- I’ve made a number of recipes from the Brad Thomas parsons book. They can be good starting points.

Honestly though they seem a little unbalanced. The cherry hazelnut bitters for instance seem to me to have a lot of unnecessary ingredients and to be a little too on the higher, anisey end of the spice range.

All of his recipes I’ve used I chose to reduce the number of ingredients and rearrange the spice lineup.


Thanks / off to some more reading...
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Foxy, I can post one of my recipes if you’d be interested.
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Originally posted by shredwin_206 shredwin_206 wrote:



I’m an old fashioned fanatic. Would like to see your recipe!


Pretty standard recipe for me-

1/4oz simple syrup
1/8oz bitters, + or - depending on the batch strength
2oz whiskey

Stir

Pour over ice

Stir

Garnish as appropriate
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Originally posted by mr randal mr randal wrote:

Foxy, I can post one of my recipes if you’d be interested.


Please!
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