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    • The Manhattan: Four Ways

      ■ 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.
      3. Garnish.

      ■ 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.
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    • The Old Fashioned: Four Ways

      ■ 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.
      4. Garnish.

      ■ 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.
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    • The Whiskey Sour: Four Ways

      ■ 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.
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    • Jack’s Way

      ■ 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.
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