Recipe _ TVM 1118 _ Traverse City Whiskey Co. _ Dave Weidner

Traverse City Whiskey Co. Ol’ Fashioned

Upon discovering a set of his great-grandfather’s distilling patents at the family farm, a whiskey wormhole opened up for Traverse City native, Chris Fredrickson that led to the founding of the Traverse City Whiskey Company in 2012 and their downtown distillery two years later. We sit down with Chris to get an Ol’ Fashioned recipe to ward off the first freeze.


  • 1 orange wedge
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 4 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 ounces Traverse City Whiskey Company American Cherry Edition
  • large ice cubes
  • 1 Traverse City Whiskey Company Premium Cocktail Cherry


In a rocks glass muddle the orange wedge, bitters and simple syrup. Add the whiskey and ice cubes, stir to combine and garnish with the cocktail cherry.

Photo(s) by Dave Weidner