Words by: Difford's Guide
Cocktail enthusiasts, bars and bartenders around the world are invited to join the global buzz of Old Fashioned Cocktail Week, happening from 2nd to 11th November 2017.
Launched in 2015 by Michael Landart of the Maria Loca bar in Paris, and Cyrille Hugon of Rhum Fest Paris, Old Fashioned Week is expanding! In just two years it has grown from 50 French bars in 2015, to 180 international bars in 2016, and in 2017 it aims to bring onboard 600 bars from all over the globe, with a focus on the world's most high profile cocktail cities.
A worldwide contemporary celebration of this most classic of vintage cocktails, Old Fashioned Week is 10 days of Old Fashioned cocktail discovery plus events including tastings and masterclasses.
Bars are invited to participate by registering on the Old Fashioned Cocktail week website by 20 October.
Participating bars are encouraged to create their own Old Fashioned serves, inspired by the classic formula but with a twist of innovation and creativity. They can also opt to host and run masterclasses and tasting events for consumers seeking to learn and discover more about one of the world's favourite and best-selling cocktails.
Visit the Old Fashioned Cocktail week website to register, see the participating bars, read the latest news and information about the events taking place during the week.
Old Fashioned Week is supported by its brand sponsors: Angostura Bitters, Havana Club rum, Altos tequila (US), J.M Agricole Rhum from Martinique, Monkey Shoulder blended Scotch malt whisky and Wild Turkey bourbon whiskey.