Old Fashioned Review #121 The Wick at Both Ends, Sheffield @WickatBothEnds
It was on the occasion of Lord Gibbs’ 39th Birthday that The Brigadier trekked across to that fine County of Yorkshire to the steel city of Sheffield to participate in frivolity and general messiness.
To his surprise he ended up in a bar that had a great deal of promise. It had a good selection of bourbon including Buffalo Trace and Woodford, so The Brigadier enquired as to the availability of an Old Fashioned with a member of the bar staff.
The response was so full of confidence that the Brigadier ordered three Old Fashioneds of the Buffalo Trace kind… and watched, open mouthed, as the Bar Man ‘Bulk Made’ the cocktails using a pint glass and gave his beloved drink absolutely no care and attention. And if there’s one thing that us purveyors of the Old Fashioned know, it’s that you can not rush the making of this drink.
Suffice to say, the final result as pictured was ‘utter shite’. The Brigadier encourages The Wick at Both Ends to stop serving Old Fashioned cocktails as they are only giving this marvellous drink a bad name.
A score of zero is given by The Society.