How to make a Barrel-Aged Maple Old Fashioned

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Barrel aging adds toasted oak and vanilla notes to a cocktail whilst mellowing the alcohol. The ideal aging is 4-6 weeks depending on your barrel size – the smaller the barrel, the more surface area and faster the process takes place.


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  1. Add all the ingredients to a 5 litre barrel
  2. Age for approximately 4-6 weeks before bottling – taste test during this period regularly
  3. To serve, stir with ice before straining over fresh ice into your favouite old fashioned glass
  4. Garnish with a twist of orange

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2 thoughts on “How to make a Barrel-Aged Maple Old Fashioned

    • cocktailkit says:

      Hey Don! Sorry I don’t know why I didn’t include the breakdown and can’t remember this particular one as it was a long time ago. Try making a Maple Old Fashioned and see how sweet you like it first (60mL whiskey, 5-10mL maple, 1-2 dashes of bitters)… If you opt for 5mL then it would equate to 70 single serves (4.2L whiskey, 350mL maple, 70-105 dashes of bitters). Stir the maple into the whiskey and omit the water (unless it isn’t mixing very well then you can dilute it slightly), you can always add extra water through dilution when it’s stirred down in the glass.

      Good luck!

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