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 1st to 10th November 2018.
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 three years it has grown from 50 French bars in 2015, to 180 international bars in 2016, and 800 bars from all over the globe in 2017, with a focus on the world's most high profile cocktail cities.
This year is lining up to be no disappointment with over 1500 partner bars, from 48 countries participating. Old Fashioned Week has also welcomed ambassadors in 13 international zones - inspiring bars across the globe to get involved in this ever-expanding celebration.
A worldwide contemporary celebration of the 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 .
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, or perhaps, bartenders can get involved in World's Best Old Fashioned Contest.
Discover 5 tips for an Old Fashioned, an interesting series of articles on the event's website here.
Visit the Old Fashioned Week's 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, Cognac Ferrand, Havana Club 7, J.M Agricole Rhum, Monkey Shoulder, Toschi Cherries and Woodford Reserve.