Cherry Walnut Old Fashioned

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The Mix

Makes one cocktail.

  • 1½ oz toasted walnut and vanilla bean infused VHW Port Cask Finished Whisky*
  • ½ tsp Luxardo cherry juice
  • ½ tsp brown sugar syrup**
  • 3 drops chocolate bitters
  • Luxardo cherry to garnish

Combine ingredients in an Old Fashioned glass. Add ice and stir.  Garnish with a Luxardo cherry.

*Recipe for toasted walnut and vanilla bean infused VHW Port Cask Finished Whisky: Pour 750 ml bottle of VHW Port Cask Finished Whisky into a container with ½ cup lightly toasted walnuts (toast in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes, flip halfway through). Add one split vanilla bean and let sit for at least four days.

**Recipe for brown sugar syrup: Combine 2 cups water and 2 cups brown sugar over medium heat, stirring until brown sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool. Store refrigerated for up to one week. Yields 2 ½ cups

VHW Port Cask Finished Whisky

Port Cask Finished Whisky


VHW Port Cask Finished Whisky is made from 100% malted barley, marrying American Single Malt whisky made on-site in Virginia with aged Scotch malt whisky.  A focus on finishing in Port casks for a minimum of 12 months adds depth and complexity.

Virginia Distillery Co.

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