Jacob Osborn

60+ Best Places to Celebrate Old Fashioned Week | Man of Many

Reportedly invented by a Kentucky bartender in 1880, the Old Fashioned was then popularised by bourbon legend James E. Pepper. Over the years, it’s been subject to various interpretations as it retains the core tenets of a spirit-forward cocktail. Even the slightest variation can yield discernible changes to the overall profile. Of course, what ultimately matters most is the type of whiskey you use as a base.

The History of Old Fashioned Week

The legend continues with Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned Week, which invites bartenders to put their own twist on the classic cocktail. We can think of few better distilleries to host the event. Not only did Woodford Reserve help pioneer the art of modern bourbon, but they were amongst the first American brands to experiment with additional cask maturation. The current whiskey craze might have very well started with this ultra-premium label and their adventurous program.

Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned Week

If you’re making an Old Fashioned at home, allow us to suggest using Woodford Reserve Distiller Select as your base. Expertly crafted, it brings forth creamy texture and over 200 individual flavour notes and that’s when you sip it neat. When used for an Old Fashioned, that flavour dial cranks up even higher. To execute, you’ll need the following (as per Woodford Reserve):

How to Make the Perfect Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned

It goes without saying that Australia’s hospitality industry has suffered due to the pandemic. Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned Week gives you the perfect opportunity to go out and support your favourite local bars and restaurants. All the while, you’re socialising with your closest mates while sipping on one of history’s tastiest creations: the mighty Old Fashioned.

Where to Celebrate Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned Week in Australia

    1. Double Deuce Lounge, 6 Bridge St, Sydney NSW 2000
    2. Maybe Sammy, 115 Harrington St, The Rocks NSW 2000
    3. Maybe Frank CBD, 417-421 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
    4. Maybe Frank Randwick, 69 Perouse Rd, Randwick NSW 2031
    5. Dead Ringer, 413 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
    6. Toppi, 60 Martin Pl, Sydney NSW 2000
    7. Bar M, 10 Neild Ave, Rushcutters Bay NSW 2011
    8. Bulletin Place, Level 1/10-14 Bulletin Pl, Sydney NSW 2000
    9. Door Knock, Basement/70 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000
    10. Employees Only, 9a Barrack St, Sydney NSW 2000
    11. The Duke of Clarence, Laneway, 152, 156 Clarence St, Sydney NSW 2000
    12. New South Wales

      1. The Boom Boom Room, 9 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
      2. Blackbird, Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
      3. Byblos, 39 Hercules St, Hamilton QLD 4007
      4. Osbourne, 766 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
      5. Mr Mista, 757 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
      6. Hello Gorgeous, 32A Chester St, Newstead QLD 4006
      7. Greaser Bar, 259 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
      8. Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, 5 Caxton St, Petrie Terrace QLD 4000
      9. Hellbound, 697 Brunswick St, New Farm QLD 4005
      10. Death & Taxes, 36 Burnett Ln, Brisbane City QLD 4000
      11. Cobbler, 7 Browning St, West End QLD 4101
      12. Saville Row, 667 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
      13. Queensland

        1. Chin Chin, 125 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
        2. The George On Collins, 162-168 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
        3. The Emerson, 141-145 Commercial Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141
        4. The Woods, 08 Chapel Street, Windsor Victoria 3181
        5. The 18th Amendment Bar, Geelong, 82A Little Malop Street, Geelong, Victoria 3220
        6. The 18th Amendment Bar, Ballarat, 14 Camp Street, Ballarat Central 3350
        7. Manhattan Bar, Geelong, 9 James Street, Geelong, Victoria, 3220
        8. Hawker Hall, 98 Chapel St, Windsor VIC 3181
        9. Baby, 631-633 Church St, Richmond VIC 3121
        10. The Carlton Club, 193 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
        11. Fitzroy Beer Garden, 243/245 Gertrude St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
        12. Common Man, 39 Dukes Walk, South Wharf VIC 3006
        13. Victoria

          1. Varnish on King, 75 King Street, Perth, W.A 6000
          2. Principal Bar, 23 Cale Street, Midland, W.A, 6056
          3. National Hotel, 98 High Street FREMANTLE
          4. The Pen, 1 Marco Polo Drive MANDURAH
          5. Duke of George, 135 George Street EAST FREMANTLE
          6. Hugos Nightclub, 14-16 South Terrace FREMANTLE
          7. The Heritage Wine Bar, 131 St Geroges Terrace, Perth
          8. QT Rooftop, 131 Murray Street, Perth
          9. Crown Casino Perth – Waiting Room, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood WA 6100
          10. Lucky Chans Laundry Bar, 311 William St, Northbridge WA 6003
          11. Western Australia

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