Elijah Craig Rye 750

Elijah Craig has spent lots of marketing dollars in the last few years on building a campaign around Elijah Craig bourbon as the “go to” for an Old Fashioned, which is quite serviceable in almost every level, but we’ve always been fans of rye based old fashioned’s which is why the Elijah Craig RYE is a perfect opportunity to make this drink. Bottled at 94 proof, the EC rye is on the lighter side of rye whiskey mashbills, but that makes it all the better as a sub for this classic cocktail. The spice is subtle, warming, inflected with mint, woodsy oak, and a pile of fresh orchard fruit and leather. Go light on the sugar and try it with orange bitters and three Luxardo cherries, you’ll thank us!