Does anyone here like to perpare their whiskey in an Old Fashioned?
I'm a fan of mixing drinks and try to make the most basic and "classic" cocktails and I've come across this one as my latest project. I'm trying different recipes/methods to see what works best, or rather what I like best.
I don't have sugar cubes so I've tried it with my sugar syrup mix (ye know, just sugar agus water) but tonight I happened across some of caster sugar that had hardened so I threw a bit of that in to my glass and muddle with some syrup & bitters.
I've tried Black Bush, Powers and Tullamore Dew with this drink. The Powers was way too much, it has too much flavour and taste that doesn't lend itself to mixing drinks like this, in my opinion anyway. Black Bush was very sweet and quite nice indeed. I thought it was the Tullamore Dew that just edged it a bit. It's the cheapest (available on sale here for â‚¬20) of the non-generic Irish whiskeys - ye know, Dunphys and all them supermarket ones. Anyway, I think the Tullamore Dew works well for mixing.
Does anyone else mix their Irish whiskey up in an Old Fashioned? I know it's usually bourbon used but being in Ireland, Irish whiskey is (only ever so slightly) cheaper than a bourbon.