Handy & Schiller Barreled Old Fashioned Cocktail
"The perfect balance of sweetness and oak influence. The finish is a hint of creamy citrus fruit with a nice bourbon character overall." - Buffalo Trace Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley
New Orleans is known as the b irthplace of American coktails, Two men who contributed richly to the cocktail culture in New Orleans were John Schiller and Thomas Handy. Schiller, a bartender working in New York, found his way to New Orleans and by 1860 was operating the world-famous Sazerac Coffeehouse in the French Quarter. Handy, a native of Maryland, was working for Schiller at the coffeehouse.
Handy later went on to establish a successful importing and wholesale liquor business. Handy and Schiller's roles in the early days of New Orleans' cocktails would serve as inspiration for over 150 years of libations in America's most unique city.
The Handy & Schiller Old Fashioned is crafted using Buffalo Trace Bourbon and Peychaud's Bitters. The cocktail rested in a Buffalo Trace barrel at the renowned Buffalo Trace Distillery, under the watchful eye of our Master Distiller. It is the perfect marriage of a balanced, flavorful Old Fashioned cocktail and the vibrant flavor of our bourbon barrels. Enjoy over ice and garnish with an orange.