This is modern take on a vintage classic which has historically been made with bourbon or rye whiskey.  The old fashioned is said to have been created between 1889-1895 at the Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky, though many experts dispute this and place its origins in the early 1800s. For the first few decades of its life the drink was known simply as the Whiskey Cocktail and was often drunk in the morning as a pick-me-up.  Since then it has evolved to become a sophisticated bar staple, still widely consumed with whiskey but with the rum-based version increasing in popularity. Our recipe is adapted from one created by Goncalo de Sousa Monteiro in Berlin, Germany, in 2009.




50ml Lost Years Arribada Cask Aged Rum

10ml Lost Years Navy Strength Rum

7.5ml Velvet Falernum Liquer

2.5ml Monin Pure Cane Sugar Syrup

1 splash of Angostura bitters

Ice (ideally a large single cube or sphere)

Orange zest twist to garnish



Stir all of the ingredients with ice

Strain into an old fashioned glass containing one large ice cube or sphere (or simple ice cubes if you can’t get your hands on one of these)


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