What is an Old Fashioned?

The oldest written recipe for an Old Fashioned (combining spirit, sugar and bitters) dates as far back as 1802. But it is only in 1895, in Modern American Drinks, a book by George J. Kappeler, that the “Brandy Old Fashioned” name appeared. In fact, by coining the name, Kappeler only described a habit – that of ordering a cocktail in the “old fashioned” style. Itl is now considered a classic and even a trendy drink and best-selling cocktail in specialised bars.

What is Old Fashioned Week?

Launched in 2015 by Michael Landart of the Maria Loca bar in Paris, and Cyrille Hugon of Rhum Fest France/Rumporter, Old Fashioned Week became a gobal event. Old Fashioned Week is an open festival which gives prominence to spirit connoisseurs’ favourite cocktail and bartenders’ creativity. Whether you are in Tokyo or San Francisco, find the closest bar to your place and celebrate!

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