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Mix an
old fashioned

Get a head start on this year’s celebrations.
Experiment with this classic Bourbon
cocktail at home.

HISTORY OF THE
OLD FASHIONED

In 1789, the Rev. Elijah Craig became the first
to char oak barrels. Less than 20 years later, the
Old Fashioned was born. Discover the origins
of the world's first classic cocktail with the
Father of Bourbon.

Elijah Craig and Southern Smoke

Southern Smoke is a crisis relief organization
that provides a safety net for people in the
food and beverage industry.

Based in Houston, Texas, the foundation
provides direct funding to people in need:
whether they are battling physical or mental
health crises, rebuilding from storm damage
and other natural disasters, or recovering
from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.