History of the Benton's Old-Fashioned

As this is a history-oriented forum, I thought this piece just posted on Punch might be of interest. It’s an oral history of the creation of the Benton’s Old-Fashioned at PDT. It’s the first in what will be a series of similar articles looking at the origins of important modern cocktails.


This is great, and I am looking forward to more like it.

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Thanks. We decided to make the articles oral histories because, when it comes to things like this, people rarely remember things the same way. So it’s best to just let each person speak their piece, rather than try to put together an objective history of a drink’s creation.

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This is awesome, Robert. Really great idea. Looking forward to the next piece.

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Thank you, Francois.