Tonight, I'm having my first attempt at a "Julian" style old-Fashioned.
Raw sugar cube
Several drops of Angostura bitters
Several drops of Orange bitters
2.5 oz of Pappy 20
1. Place a brown sugar cube on an absorbent napkin or paper towel. Saturate the cube with 8 or 9 drops (not dashes) of Angostura, then of orange bitters. Place the cube in a heavy glass and add the orange wedge. Muddle the sugar cube and orange wedge together for 5 to 6 minutes, avoiding any skin and pith, till all the cells of the orange burst and the sugar melts into a syrup.
2.dd 1/2 ounce bourbon and muddle into the syrup for 3 to 4 minutes. Add a handful of ice cubes and 1 ounce of bourbon. Stir for 30 seconds and decant into a high-ball glass. Add one more 1/2 ounce bourbon and stir three times. Serve at once.
Note: Julian's recipe calls for 107 proof bourbon, but I used my open bottle of 20 Yr on my first attempt.
I know many will consider drinking PVW any way other than neat as a blasphemous act, but it's my bourbon, and i'll drink it any damn way I see fit.
(I did pour myself an ounce to enjoy neat while crafting this cocktail).