It’s still Old Fashioned week, and we wanted to squeeze in this scotch variation made with Darkness. It is a new whisky to us, matured for eight years both in bourbon casks and later in sherry casks. Thanks to this it gets a very pleasant flavour, with noticeable hints of sherry of course. It works brilliantly in an Old Fashioned, accompanied only by a small amount of sugar and some bitters drops.
The recipe for an Old Fashioned is a very good template for other drinks. Switching the simple syrup for a liqueur for example is a simple yet exciting way of taking the drink in the direction of your own personal preferences. Combining the Darkness with an orange liqueur for example we think would work well, or why not even maraschino liqueur or some Cherry Heering.
This is our last Old Fashioned post, at least for this week. Happy Saturday!
Dark Old Fashioned
2 oz Darkness Scotch
0,5 oz simple syrup
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Stir all ingredients with fresh ice, and strain into a rocks glass over a large ice sphere. Garnish with a twisted orange zest.