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“Dirty Bird” Old Fashioned

Dirty Bird Old Fashioned

If you’re reading this page you’ve likely received one of my “Dirty Bird” Old Fashioned bottles or heard of them via a friend or social media. For reference, info on each batch is provided below. Note that each build includes bitters (Angostura, Angostura Orange, and/or Peychaud’s) and simple syrup.


Batch 1

November 2020

Kentucky Straight Bourbon

  • Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon (various selections)

Batch proof: 110 (pre bitters & simple syrup)


Batch 2

November 2020

Kentucky Straight Bourbon; Indiana Straight Rye

  • Wild Turkey Rare Breed 03RB
  • Wild Turkey Rare Breed 116.8
  • Smooth Ambler Old Scout Single Barrel Rye (aged four years)

Batch proof: approx. 112 (pre bitters & simple syrup)


Batch 3

November 2020

Kentucky Straight Rye; Indiana Straight Rye; Alberta, Canada Rye

  • Wild Turkey Rare Breed Rye 112.2
  • Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Rye
  • Smooth Ambler Old Scout Single Barrel Rye (aged four years)
  • Whistlepig Single Barrel Rye (aged ten years)

Batch proof: approx. 112 (pre bitters & simple syrup)


Batch 4

December 2020

Kentucky Straight Bourbon

  • Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon
  • Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbon
  • Knob Creek Quarter Oak

Batch proof: approx. 110 (pre bitters & simple syrup)


Batch 5

December 2020

Kentucky Straight Bourbon; Kentucky Straight Rye

  • Russell’s Reserve 10-year
  • Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon
  • Wild Turkey 101 Rye
  • Wild Turkey Rare Breed Rye 112.2
  • Early Times Bottled in Bond
  • Booker’s Small Batch “Noe Secret”
  • Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon C919

Batch proof: approx. 111 (pre bitters & simple syrup)


Last updated: December 10, 2020