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Classic cocktail to make its mark on Melbourne

BEAM_85246395547-1The inaugural Maker’s Mark Old Fashioned Week will hit Melbourne’s leading bars this September 2-10, celebrating the classic cocktail and popular Kentucky bourbon.

The week will be celebrated by some of the best bars in Melbourne, each featuring its own unique take on the old fashioned cocktail for the week, with no two recipes being the same.

The old fashioned is said to have been developed in the 19th century and given its name in 1880 at a gentlemen’s club in Louisville, Kentucky.

“The great thing about an old fashioned is it makes whisky more approachable,” Premium Spirits ambassador for The Blend Matt Barnett said. “Maker’s Mark is perfect for the job. Switching rye out for wheat in their mash makes for a sweeter, softer spirit and, in turn, a gentle sipping old fashioned with a long, warm finish.”

Maker’s Mark is born out of tradition at the historic distillery in Loretto, Kentucky with a recipe that replaced the standard rye with red winter wheat as the flavour grain, for a softer, front-of-tongue finish. After the bottles are filled, each is hand-dipped in the signature red wax leaving no two bottles the same.

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