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Bourbon lovers, this is your day. (Literally. It's National Whiskey Day.)
Hence, SoulBoxer Cocktail Co.'s Bourbon Old Fashioned might be the quickest and easiest way to celebrate. This high-end, locally made, ready-to-pour cocktail was created by Milwaukee's Jason Neu and Doug MacKenzie in mid-2017.
The Bourbon Old Fashioned is 68 proof and features top-shelf bourbon aged with tart Door County cherries and real orange peel, then mixed with Angostura bitters and cane sugar. It can be consumed on the rocks or with a splash of soda.
"We want the best bar in the neighborhood to be your home," says MacKenzie.
The Bourbon Old Fashioned is the company’s second ready-to-pour cocktail. The company introduced the SoulBoxer Brandy Old Fashioned in 2015.
"People love the concept of a really good ready-to-pour craft cocktail. We're proud to say that both of our Old Fashioneds have been received really well," Neu says.
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.