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17 hours ago, aceluby said:

Been on an Old Fashioned kick lately.  Been making it with pure maple syrup and a dash of bitters over a single ice cube.  Stir that together then add 2-3 ounces of whiskey (I've been using Bulliet Bourbon) and stir that together.  While that sits, take an orange peel and get it all up inside a low ball, just mashing those those orange notes around the top of the glass.  Pour the mix over some ice, or one of them fancy ice balls or big cubes, and twist the orange peel to squeeze the last of the orange out of the peel and drop it in.  Get a great orange nose, a spicy/sweet front, and that nice oaky finish.  Seems to go down just as well on hot days as cold.  Just heavenly.

The bar I work at is having we bartenders each create a cocktail using a 5L barrel. I went with a bottled-in-bond applejack with quality maple syrup. I tried several different bitters with it, and simple ol' aromatic works best. I've not settled on a garnish, yet, as I have another month of aging before I have to make a choice. I think I'll get an apple peeler and make some dried apple peel twists. The maple is really dominant, not much apple comes through. It's delicious, even without the standard old fashioned's orange peel. I may stick with that (plus the apple twist dropped on top to keep the theme) just for the balance. A proper old fashioned is my favorite cocktail.

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On 9/8/2017 at 0:41 PM, Argonath Diver said:

The bar I work at is having we bartenders each create a cocktail using a 5L barrel. I went with a bottled-in-bond applejack with quality maple syrup. I tried several different bitters with it, and simple ol' aromatic works best. I've not settled on a garnish, yet, as I have another month of aging before I have to make a choice. I think I'll get an apple peeler and make some dried apple peel twists. The maple is really dominant, not much apple comes through. It's delicious, even without the standard old fashioned's orange peel. I may stick with that (plus the apple twist dropped on top to keep the theme) just for the balance. A proper old fashioned is my favorite cocktail.

Yum.  Have you tried a wet apple peel around the top of the glass?  The apple would probably come out a lot more, if that's something you're interested in. 

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On 9/2/2017 at 5:46 AM, MisterOJ said:

The main one I'd suggest is Henry McKenna 10-year. I'm pretty sure it's nationally distributed and pretty easy to find.

+1 on the McKenna 10-year bottled-in-bond. Pretty much blows everything else at that price point out of the water.

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