Barrel-Aged Classic Riff
Finally, you can’t go wrong by reaching for Jameson and putting a riff on a not-Irish classic. Given that the regular Jameson is so familiar, though, one way to take the riff to the next level is to choose one of the many premium Jameson expressions. This version of the Old Fashioned relies on Jameson Black Barrel, a whiskey (a major bang-for-your-buck bottle). Compared to regular Jameson, it has a larger proportion of pot still whiskey in the blend, and it is aged in (the namesake) double-charred ex-bourbon barrels.
Black Barrel Old Fashioned
• 2 oz. Jameson Black Barrel Irish Whiskey
• 1/4 oz. Benedictine liqueur
• 2 dashes Angostura bitters
• 2 dashes orange bitters
• Orange slice
Preparation: Fill a glass with ice. Add the whiskey, Benedictine and bitters. Stir until mixed and chilled. Strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with orange slice.