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The Manhattan: Four WaysINGREDIENTS:Shop Now
■ 1.5 oz Woodford Reserve Bourbon
■ 0.75 oz Sweet Vermouth
■ 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
■ Garnish: Brandied Cherry
1. Add all of the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice, and stir until well-chilled.
2. Strain into a chilled coupe.
■ Old Forester 86: Sharp, spice-forward variation that highlights the vanilla and orange top notes of the whiskey.
■ Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack: Softer, fruit-forward cocktail that leads with apple and red fruit sweetness.
■ Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select: Rich caramel and vanilla deepen the fruit-forward vermouth sweetness, while oak spice provides balance.
The Old Fashioned: Four WaysINGREDIENTS:Shop Now
■ 2 oz. Old Forester 86 Proof
■ 1 sugar cube (or 1 bar spoon simple syrup)
■ 2 dashes Angostura bitters
■ Garnish: Orange Peel
1. Muddle sugar cube and bitters with one bar spoon of water at the bottom of a chilled rocks glass. (If using simple syrup, combine bitters and one bar spoon of syrup.)
2. Add large ice cubes and whiskey.
3. Stir gently to combine.
■ Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack: Sweet, sippable option with a hint of apple.
■ Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select Oak: Bolder, richer version of the classic, punctuated by tannin and oak spice.
■ Woodford Reserve: A simpler classic, that highlights the rich cocao and baking spice notes of the spirit.
The Whiskey Sour: Four WaysINGREDIENTS:Shop Now
■ 2 oz Gentleman Jack
■ 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
■ 3/4 oz Simple Syrup
■ 1/2 Egg white (optional)
1. Add all the ingredients into a shaker and dry-shake (no ice).
2. Add ice and shake again until well-chilled.
3. Strain into a chilled coupe.
■ Old Forester 86: Lemon citrus highlights the orange notes of the whiskey, while whiskey's spice adds an extra punch.
■ Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select Oak: Oak spice matches the sharp lemon citrus while more viscous, vanilla-forward spirit creates a round, rich mouthfeel.
■ Woodford Reserve: Lemon highlights the red fruit qualities of the whisky while the rich honey sweetness balances out the acid.
Jack’s WayINGREDIENTS:Shop Now
■ 1 1⁄2 oz Jack Dainel’s Single Barrel
1. Served neat in a rocks glass
■ Old Forester 86: Sharp and sweet with a strong floral character that swirls with hints of mint, rich tobacco leaf, and vanilla; a touch of oak and spice provides a strong underpinning.
■ Woodford Reserve: Chewy, rounded, and smooth with complex notes of citrus, cinnamon and cocoa; toee, caramel, chocolate, and spice notes abound.
■ Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack: Soft and polished with balanced sweet fruit notes and lush spice highlights.