National Old Fashioned Day

The Old Fashioned Cocktail is the “World’s First Classic Cocktail” that has never gone out of style. The origin of the cocktail goes back as far as the 1800s and is rumored to originate at Louisville, Kentucky’s Pendennis Club. The earliest drink was known as the Whiskey Cocktail for its simplicity and balance of ingredients.

The Old Fashioned Cocktail is a beverage of evolution, with many popular variations, including a Brandy Old Fashioned, made famous in Wisconsin. However, the cocktail is traditionally made with Bourbon, Rye or Whiskey, lightly sweetened with sugar, added bitters for aromatics, then served over ice with an orange peel.

National Old Fashioned Day is on June 14th, and we are celebrating with our collection of Old Fashioned Cocktail Provisions and Recipes.

Bourbon Smoked Sugar is a raw sugar smoked with repurposed bourbon barrel staves. It has sweet caramel flavors and the richness of smoked oak. Use it as a finishing sugar on fruit crisps, pies, cookies and cocktails.  
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  • Handcrafted in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Ideal for baking, candies, Ice Cream, and Cocktails.
Available in three sizes:
  • 0.5 Ounce Miniature Tin
  • 13 Ounce Food Service Shaker Bottle
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Old Forester believes that every cocktail should begin with authenticity.  As America's first bottled bourbon, Old Forester is known for being full of flavor, the Perfect Old Fashioned Syrup is just that. Old Forester's, Perfect Old Fashioned Syrup is a just-add-bourbon syrup meant to create a classic Old Fashioned the way Old Forester's Master Bourbon Specialist, Jackie Zykan would make it. A distinct all-natural blend of sugar combined with bitters from Old Forester's Cocktail Provisions creates the Perfect Old Fashioned Syrup.    
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Muddle, garnish and top your favorite cocktail with our Woodford Reserve® Bourbon Cherries. These cherries are deep ruby red in color and contain a long stem. Handpicked in Oregon, our Bourbon Cherries are made with all-natural ingredients. Enjoy a classic Manhattan Cocktail or an Old Fashioned Cocktail with our delicious cherries! Refrigerate after opening
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Woodford Reserve® Old Fashioned Syrup is the finest way to enjoy an authentic old fashioned, the world's favorite classic cocktail. The spice of barrel-aged bitters, aromatics of cherry and orange, and delicate sweetness compliment the beautifully complex and perfectly balanced flavor of the world's finest bourbon, Woodford Reserve®. Please enjoy responsibly.
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Woodford Reserve® Orange bitters will add a citrusy depth to your cocktails.  Bitterness from gentian root, flavored with orange, and a hint of oak from resting in repurposed Woodford Reserve® barrels.  This orange-flavored bitters is fresh and can either be used alone in an Old Fashioned or in tandem with any of our other bitters – our favorite combination is with Sassafras & Sorghum!
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Sorghum was once America's preferred sweetener, and it is still a Kentucky staple. By combining the earthy and unforgettable flavors of Kentucky sorghum with the natural sweetness of sassafras, Woodford Reserve® Sassafras and Sorghum Bitters creates brightness in any cocktail. Use Sassafras and Sorghum Bitters in a classic Manhattan for a Rootbeer Manhattan, or add a dash to an Old Fashioned. 59 ml (2 fl. oz.) Alcohol is 45%
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Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned
Combine Woodford Reserve® Bourbon and Woodford Reserve® Cocktail Syrup in a cocktail crystal with ice. Stir. Pour entire contents into Collins glass. Garnish with Orange Peel and Woodford Reserve® Bourbon Cherry.

Old Forester® Perfect Old Fashioned
Combine ingredients in mixing glass. Stir with ice. Strain over large ice cube in a double old fashioned glass. Garnish with lemon and orange peel.
Smoky Old Fashioned

1 tsp. Woodford Reserve® Bourbon Smoked Sugar
2 dashes Woodford Reserve® Sassafras and Sorghum Bitters
1 Woodford Reserve® Bourbon Cherry
1 orange slice
Splash of water or club soda
2 oz. Woodford Reserve® bourbon


In a glass, muddle together Smoked Sugar, Bitters, Woodford Reserve® Bourbon Cherry, and the orange wedge in a glass. Add Woodford Reserve® Bourbon, water, and a few ice cubes.

Bourbon Maple Old Fashioned

Combine ingredients in mixing glass. Stir with ice. Strain over large ice cube in a double old fashioned glass. Garnish with orange peel and Bourbon Smoked Pepper Bacon.


Amber Old Fashioned

Instructions: (makes four servings)

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add bourbon, sugar, and bitters. Shake well. Strain into 4 rocks glasses and top each glass with 6 oz. bottle of beer.

Rub each glass rim with orange peel and add to the drink. Garnish with a bourbon cherry and serve.

Bourbon Smoked Simple Syrup

Mix ingredients in a pot. Mix until sugar is dissolved on medium heat, remove from heat. Cool and store in an airtight container. Keep refrigerated and discard after two weeks.

Sassafras and Sorghum Sugar Cubes

Combine sugar and bitters in a bowl and stir until liquid is evenly distributed. Heat oven to 250 degrees F. Line an oven-safe baking pan with parchment. Pour the sugar onto the parchment paper. Pack the sugar into the base of the pan very tightly with a spatula. The mixture should be about 1/2 inch thick.

Using a thin knife, score the sugar into a grid of cubes of the size you want, slicing all the way through the layer of sugar. Place the pan in the oven to dry for one hour.

Remove the pan and let cool for 10 minutes.

Break up the cubes. Pull the sugar cubes out of the pan and break them apart with your hands. Store cubes in an airtight container. Serve with champagne.

Designed and sized for expert bartending, the 800 milliliter professional-grade mixing glass accommodates one or two drinks. Features a thickset base, precision pour spout and strong, geometrically faceted sides. Hand Wash or Top Rack Recommended
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  • Set includes 1 mold
  • Color: Gray
  • 6 Compartments - each makes one giant 2" ice cube.
  • Flexible silicone molds release cubes instantly.
  • Design keeps molds upright in the freezer.
  • Leakproof
  • Stackable molds conserve freezer space
  • 100% food grade silicone
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • BPA-free.
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Collect all five of our outstanding Woodford Reserve® Bitters flavors with this combination 10ml dram set. This combination set comes in a sleek, stylish gift box and is a perfect introduction to all of the Woodford Reserve® Bitters flavors. Each big flavor is made in small batches and tested at the Woodford Reserve® distillery room. All five of the Woodford Reserve® Bitters are effortlessly handy and easy to use with the convenient drip dram topper.  Make the perfect cocktails, baked goods, or even add a drop to a tall glass of seltzer water with these endlessly versatile flavors. The set of all five Woodford Reserve® Bitters - (DramFull Size) 10 ml (.34 fl oz) - 1 each Woodford Reserve® Chocolate Bitters, Woodford Reserve® Orange Bitters, Woodford Reserve® Aromatic Bitters, Woodford Reserve® Sassafras and Sorghum Bitters, Woodford Reserve® Spiced Cherry Bitters
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Craft your own version of the iconic mint julep with our Derby™ Julep Strainer. Designed specifically for straining ice, fruit, and herbs in mixed cocktails, this strainer is an undisputed bar essential.
  • Stainless steel
  • Strains fruit, herbs & ice for cocktails
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Fits standard mixing glasses
  • Great for any home bar!
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