This Walking Dead Bourbon Cocktail is Perfect for Spooky Season

The Old Man Rick, courtesy The Walking Dead Bourbon.

Get your Halloween costume ready and break out the candy – October is finally here. We’re getting the prep for our parties started right away with this spooktacular yet simple take on an Old Fashioned, appropriately mixed with the new Walking Dead Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

Diageo’s Walking Dead bourbon celebrates the culmination of the famed comic book series, which became the basis for the hit TV show portraying a post-apocalyptic world of undead “walkers.” This isn’t the first time Diageo has taken inspiration from television for their spirits – their line of Game of Thrones scotch whiskies hit shelves for the final season of the HBO show.

The new bourbon is made in Kentucky with rye as the secondary grain and bottled at 94 proof. When sipping neat, we’re told to look for notes of rye, vanilla, caramel, and orchard fruit with a lightly nutty finish. It’s hitting shelves across the country this month for an approachable suggested retail price of just $35. Learn more about The Walking Dead Bourbon here, or read on to make your Old Man Rick cocktail!

Old Man Rick

1.25 oz The Walking Dead Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
1 dash aromatic bitters
1⁄2 teaspoon simple syrup

Garnish: Lemon & orange twist

Directions: Add all ingredients into a rocks glass. Add three ice cubes and stir 20 seconds to chill cocktail and dilute the whiskey. Add two more ice cubes and garnish.