Rod & Hammer's Old Fashioned
Rod & Hammer's Old Fashioned at Third Base Market & Spirits
For those who appreciate the time-honored traditions of cocktail craft but seek the convenience of a ready-to-enjoy experience, Rod & Hammer's Old Fashioned stands as a testament to how pre-mixed cocktails can retain the qualities of their freshly made counterparts. Produced in small batches, this offering showcases a depth and complexity that calls to mind a carefully constructed Old Fashioned from a top-tier mixologist. An exceptional option for discerning palates, it is now available for purchase at Third Base Market & Spirits.
- Name: Rod & Hammer's Old Fashioned
- Type: Pre-mixed Cocktail (Bourbon-Based)
- Age: N/A (Ready-to-Drink)
- Region: United States (Specific region may vary)
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): Typically around 35-40%
Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
When poured into a glass, Rod & Hammer's Old Fashioned exhibits a warm, amber hue, an inviting visual that sets the tone for what's to come. The liquid is crystal-clear, devoid of cloudiness, a sign of meticulous blending and filtration.
On the nose, this Old Fashioned offers an aromatic profile that is both familiar and nuanced. The bourbon base reveals itself first—vanilla, caramel, and a touch of charred oak—followed by hints of citrus from the included orange peel essence. The subtler aromas of angostura bitters create a complex backdrop, bringing forward earthy and spicy tones.
Sipping this cocktail is akin to experiencing a well-executed symphony in liquid form. The opening act is sweet and rich, thanks to the bourbon and simple syrup. Notes of toffee, burnt sugar, and dark cherries come to the fore. However, this sweetness is immediately balanced by the bright citrus notes and the botanical complexity brought by the bitters. It's a delightful interplay of flavors, expertly balanced so that no single element overshadows the others.
The finish is both smooth and lingering. It starts with a rounded sweetness that slowly fades into a slightly dry and pleasantly bitter aftertaste, courtesy of the bitters. A final note of oaky warmth, reminiscent of the bourbon base, stays on the palate, inviting the next sip.
Whether you're a seasoned aficionado of classic cocktails or simply in search of a high-quality, ready-to-drink option, Rod & Hammer's Old Fashioned delivers. It pairs wonderfully with leisurely evenings and sophisticated gatherings alike. Those looking to experience this top-shelf pre-mixed cocktail can find it at Third Base Market & Spirits—where quality and convenience come together in perfect harmony.