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Dec 23, 2023Liked by Peter Suderman

I know it’s a “no-no” but I used Weller Full Proof for the bourbon. Holy moly, it’s amazing.

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Dec 20, 2023Liked by Peter Suderman

Thoughts about subbing Lyle’s Golden Syrup for the maple syrup?

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I've been making a bunch of rittenhouse, appleton, laird's old fashioneds at 1 oz / .5 oz / .5 oz. Made a couple, then decided it worked well enough so made a little bottle with 20 oz booze, just have to add simple/bitters/peel.

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If you have that Smith and Cross, and want a needlessly complicated split-base old fashioned that will require you to buy at least one more obscure bottle of liquor (and who wouldn't), have I got the recipe for you:

Fruitcake Old Fashioned:

3/4 oz bourbon

1/2 oz Lairds 7-1/2 yr apple brandy (or Calvados)

1/2 oz Lustau Brandy de Jerez

1/4 oz Smith & Cross

1 bsp toasted sugar syrup

1 dash Ango

1 dash black walnut bitters

(If making more than one, you should batch ahead of time.)

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What do you think of Old Overholt rye? The 100 is pretty cheap but a bit funky. It’s a nice variation from the Rittenhouse but I doubt I will get another bottle. The 114 is nice and aged 4 years. I got a bottle for $30. Worth a shot if you can find it.

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