November 30, 2023

Iron Fish’s Salted Maple Old Fashioned

Bottoms Up
By Anna Faller | Jan. 1, 2022

With the end of yet another season, it’s tough not to feel that New Year, new you pressure. But before you swallow that self-help pill, why not treat your tastebuds to something familiar? At Iron Fish Distillery in Thompsonville, cocktails are the cream of their crop. Founded in 2016 as Michigan’s first farm distillery, Iron Fish grows, mashes, and ages every one of its spirits on its sprawling estate in Thompsonville. One of our favorites: Iron Fish’s Salted Maple Old Fashioned. Featuring its flagship Maple-finished Bourbon, this funky twist on an old-school favorite begins with two ounces of house-made maple syrup, which has been aged for four months in Bourbon barrels. From here, the bartender layers in a few flakes of sea salt, followed by two ounces of Iron Fish’s woodsy-sweet whiskey. An interstitial stir combines the base, before the drink’s finished with a few dashes of aromatic bitters. Served in a rocks glass and garnished with an orange peel, this is one resolution you won’t regret. $12 at Iron Fish Distillery. 14234 Dzuibanek Rd., Thompsonville. (231) 378-3474.


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