panel discussion

Replay: All About the Old Fashioned

Bourbon (or sometimes Rye), sugar, Angostura bitters, a bit of water, add an Orange Peel and maybe a Maraschino Cherry to garnish.  The Old Fashioned Cocktail.  Seems simple enough, right?  Not at all! In this chat, we’ll take a close look at the ultimate whiskey cocktail. We’ll cover its long history and recent renaissance, the many ways to make one, and recommended variations on the drink. You might want to have one in hand for this lively and lush conversation.

Join special guest host Camper English, founder of,  as he discusses the classic cocktail; the Old Fashioned with Expert Bartender & Mixologist Molly Wellmann and Bartending Consultant & Owner of Drink Markt, Charles Hardwick.

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Camper English, Founder of
Camper English is a cocktails and spirits writer and educator who has contributed to publications including Popular Science, Saveur, Details, Whisky Advocate, Drinks International, and many more. He is the pioneer of the "directional freezing" technique to make perfectly clear ice that is used around the world. Camper is a judge of the SF World Spirits Competition, a former World's 50 Best Bars polling coordinator, and the founder/writer of,, and his main website He has been voted one of the 100 most influential figures in the global bar industry all three years of Drinks International's Bar World 100 list.
Special Guests:
Charles Hardwick, Founder/Owner, drinkmärkt
Charles Hardwick is a barman with over 20 years of experience at some of NYC’s finest bars and restaurants, and the founder of drinkmärkt beverage consulting. His talent and creativity have been rewarded with recognition from his peers and by numerous media, including: The New York Times, The New York Post, The Daily News, Travel and Leisure, Fox News, Esquire Magazine. At present, he continues to evangelize on the nobility of the bartending profession and the pursuit of the perfect cocktail, served at the perfect moment.
Molly Wellmann, Owner, Japp's Cocktail bar
Founded in 1879, Japp's located on Main Street, in the heart of Cincinnati’s Historic neighborhood Over-the-Rhine. Molly and her famed establishment have been honored countless times by local, as well as national, media outlets and the people of this community, all offering praise for the work she has accomplished in Cincinnati, bringing classic cocktails and old neighborhoods back to life. In 2019 Nightclub and Bar Media awarded Molly Best Bartender/Owner in the Nation.