Whisky & Wine Old Fashioned

How to Make a Whisky & Wine Old Fashioned

The Nor'easter Whisky and Wine Old Fashioned is a truly distinctive rendition of the timeless Old Fashioned cocktail, a drink celebrated for its simplicity and the emphasis it places on the core ingredients. This modern interpretation introduces a captivating fusion of flavors that takes the drink to a whole new level of sophistication and complexity.

At its heart lies the Nor'easter Single Malt Whisky, a spirit renowned for its coastal stone character and robust profile. This whisky provides a solid foundation for the cocktail, offering a medley of intricate flavours that dance across the palate.


  • 60 ml Nor'easter Single Malt Whisky
  • 10 ml Shiraz Wine Reduction
  • 2 dashes of Aromatic Bitters
  • 2 dashes of Orange Bitters

Grape Leaf for garnish


1. Prepare the Mixing Glass:
Begin by selecting a mixing glass, which is ideal for stirring and marrying the ingredients while maintaining clarity and texture.

2. Combine the Ingredients:
Pour 60 ml of Nor'easter Single Malt Whisky, 10 ml of Shiraz Wine Reduction, 2 dashes of Aromatic Bitters, and 2 dashes of Orange Bitters into the mixing glass. This blend of whisky and wine reduction will offer a complex flavour profile, complemented by the aromatic and orange bitters.

3. Add Ice:
Place ice cubes into the mixing glass to chill the mixture without over-diluting it. The ice also plays a vital role in the dilution process and achieving the right temperature.

4. Stir Gently:
Using a bar spoon, gently stir the cocktail for about 20-30 seconds. This stirring process allows the flavors to meld together and reach their optimal balance.

5. Strain into a Rock Glass:
Once the cocktail is properly stirred and chilled, strain it into a rock glass (also known as an Old Fashioned glass). This glass is perfect for showcasing the rich, bold flavors of this cocktail.

6. Add Ice and Garnish:
Add a few fresh ice cubes to the glass to maintain the desired temperature. To garnish, place a grape leaf on top of the ice cubes. The grape leaf adds an element of visual appeal and a subtle herbal note to the drink.

7. Serve and Enjoy:
Your Nor'easter Whisky and Wine Old Fashioned is now ready to be savored. This cocktail offers a unique blend of flavours, where the

The Shiraz Wine Reduction, a key component of this cocktail, contributes a layer of depth and richness. This reduction is crafted from Shiraz wine, known for its bold and fruity characteristics. By reducing it to a concentrated syrup, the wine's inherent complexity is heightened, creating a harmonious union with the whisky.