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The classic Old Fashioned cocktail perfectly mixed, bottled at 35% ABV, and ready to pour.
Rodney "Rod" Cegleski was a California surfer when he met an Australian Jackaroo named Hamlisch "Hammer" Marshall (a "jackaroo" is a young ranch hand down-under). In 2012 they started experimenting with brewing and distilling at the SLO Brew brewery in San Luis Obispo that Hamlisch had purchased. Distilling grew into a passion, and that passion developed into a business. They officially opened Rod & Hammer Slo Stills in 2019 and set about to build.
The insider term for these kinds of things is "RTD" — Ready To Drink. It is the hottest trend in Spirits these days and includes bottled cocktails. Makes sense… let the pros at the distillery mix you up a batch of your favorite sipper and just add ice. When Rod & Hammer decided to create one of their own there was really only one choice — The classic Old Fashioned. They have combined their signature Straight Bourbon with pure cane sugar and a healthy dose of premium bitters at 35% ABV. All you need is a glass, some ice, and maybe a slice of orange.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is full of bright citrus and toffee notes with a nice undertone of Demerara.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
If you are a fan of the Old Fashioned cocktail then what you expect is what it delivers — deepened Bourbon notes with blasts of citrus zest and wild honey with a dash of prune.
The finish is medium-length and nicely sweet.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Rod & Hammer's SLO Stills Old Fashioned and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.