The first written records of an Old Fashioned (the combination of spirit, sugar and bitters) date right back as far as 1802. In 1862, Jerry Thomas baptizes it the “Whiskey Cocktail”. Then in 1895, in the book ‘Modern American Drinks’ by George J. Kappeler, we see a Brandy Old Fashioned listed, based on the famous trio of ingredients. In fact, Kappeler only refers to an existing trend of drinking cocktails in certain style, as the imbibers of the day called for an “old fashioned” cocktail. The serve is now considered a classic and is very much back ‘on trend’, being served in all the best cocktail bars around the world.