Whisky lovers agree that quality matters when sipping a dram neat or on the rocks—but what about when you’re making a cocktail? Should you spend big bucks on a mature or special bottle, or will an inexpensive option serve just as well? Whisky Advocate’s editors decided to answer that question in the most indisputable way: by trying two identical Old Fashioneds—one made with a $15 bourbon and the other with a $150 bourbon—tasted blind.
We paired pecan, pumpkin, and cherry pie with bourbon and rye to see how the flavors of each complemented one another.
Explore how Freddie Noe, 8th Generation Beam Family distiller, has created a truly unique whiskey with his Little Book limited release. Noe will dive into the most recent Little Book annual release, Chapter 05: The Invitation.