RECIPE: The Whiskey House Smoking West Old Fashioned

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Ready to engage in some whiskey business? Pick your poison at San Diego’s Downtown hot spot The Whiskey House, famously home to California’s largest and America’s third largest whiskey collection. Featuring over 2,500 unique and diverse whiskeys from all over the world, this unbeatable drinking destination also boasts a distinguished craft cocktail selection centered around staples of aged whiskey, scotch, and bourbon.

The most popular of their many Old Fashioned cocktails, the Smoking West Old Fashioned highlights the combination of a rich, smoky whiskey flavor with the citrus accents of lemon and orange to offer a tangy twist on this traditional favorite, perfect for sipping and savoring! Impress your party guests at home with this tasty take on a classic drink that never goes out of style.

Recipe | Smoking West Old Fashioned

Recipe courtesy of The Whiskey House


  • 1 teaspoon Tippleman’s Burn Sugar Syrup
  • 3-4 dashes Angostura Bitters, and Barrel Aged Peychaud’s Bitters
  • Ice cubes
  • 1-¾ oz High West Double Rye Whiskey
  • 1/2 oz Laphroaig Select
  • 1 orange peel, for garnish
  • 1 lemon peel, for garnish


In a double Old Fashioned glass, add Tippleman’s Burn Sugar Syrup and Angostura + Peychaud’s Bitters. Add ice, preferably larger cubes.

Pour High West Double Rye over ice and stir gently; about 30-40 circles. Add Laphroaig Select to top off the drink.

Garnish with orange and lemon peel. (Rub the edges of the glass with the peels, and fold them gently inside the drink for added flavor).

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