Aged rum has a lot of flavor complexity, making it a worthy substitute for whiskey in one of the most classic cocktail recipes; the Old Fashioned. Look for a rum with 12 plus years of aging to ensure a mature flavor that won't disappoint.
Grab a bottle of rye whiskey and sweet vermouth and rest assured that you can mix up the ideal Manhattan experience. With a status as a cultural icon and dozens of variations to its name, this recipe is true to the original. Some things are just not worth messing with.
This cocktail has always been a classic but recently regained popularity from the show Mad Men and overall resurgence of American whiskey. The Old Fashioned is a great introduction into spirit-forward classic cocktails and mixology techniques. Tap into your inner Don Draper and give it a try.