March 26th, 2012 by Drink Up

Drink Bourbon like Don Draper


As “Mad Men” season 5 premiered last night, one bourbon brand tells us they are the favorite bourbon among the writers and cast members of “Mad Men.” Got a guess as to which one it is??

Basil Hayden’s Bourbon that the writers of AMC’s “Man Men”  love Basil Hayden’s and actually while writing the show. Matthew Weiner, “Mad Men”‘s creator and executive producer, tells us that they keep a bottle of Basil Hayaden’s in the writer’s room to toast a long day’s work. It’s not just the show’s writers who love Basil, cast members Aaron Staton and Michael Gladis tell that they enjoy it on set.

Basil Hayden’s Bourbon also says you can toast with their bourbon because it is partly responsible for the return of “Mad Men” with season 5 and inspiring the writers.

Make a Don Draper’s Manhattan as you’re watching “Mad Men” here is the recipe….

Don Draper’s Manhattan

2 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
3/4 part Dolin Blanc Vermouth de Chambery
1 dash Orange Bitters

Add all ingredients  to a mixing glass with ice and stir until combined. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange twist.




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