The Old Fashioned Cocktail is old as dirt. It was already old when Thomas Edison ordered it in 1879. Shortly afterward, he invented the light bulb. Coincidence? You decide.
Since then, several variations of the standard recipe have appeared online. We’ve kept it classic. No fruit muddling, no syrups, no disappointment. This is your grandfather’s father’s father’s drink, and it doesn’t understand the internet. It barely understands the railroad.
The Old Fashioned Crate is a tribute to the very first bartenders who were knocking it out of the park before there were actual parks to knock it out of.
A cocktail that’s been around this long is rightfully resistant to change. While the world surfs the web, the Old Fashioned reads the newspaper. But it doesn’t have to be boring.
Just like our high school bully knew, you should always start with the glasses. We’ve chosen crystal tumblers with a clean mid-century modern design that’ll feel just as at home on his bar as they do on Don Draper’s.
Like most cocktails, the Old Fashioned is better served cold, but never watered down. These Tovolo molds create ice spheres that melt slower than traditional cubes, so the drink stays as strong and bold as the man drinking it.
To achieve the perfect amount of flavor, bartenders used to precisely measure sugar by the spoonful. We’ve made measuring obsolete by including three different, boldly flavored sugar cubes that’ll ensure his drink is made with the same consistency every time.
The artisanal bitters allow him to customize the cocktail’s flavor profile without compromising its integrity. But everything in moderation. It’s a fine line between an Old Fashioned and a triple-blended, raspberry Mai Tai.
No matter his vintage, the Old Fashioned Crate provides a great excuse to take some time to enjoy a drink that exists outside of time itself.
In a sealed wooden crate with a laser-etched crowbar. No bow, no ribbons, no fluff, and absolutely no instructions.