Blew my mind when I had an old-fashioned the Wisconsin way. I thought it was rye only by law. Anyway it works. Love 'em just as much with brandy and have had many in your great state. Bourbon... works less well for me, and I honestly can't imagine one with Scotch, especially an Islay or really any single.As a Wisconsinite, I always find it disturbing to see scotch or bourbon referred to with an Old Fashioned. I'm pretty sure the brandy old fashioned is an official beverage in Wisconsin. Here's the official recipe from Korbel:
OLD FASHIONED1 1⁄2 oz Korbel California Brandy
2 dashes Angostura® Bitters
1 tsp. Sugar / simple sugar
1 Orange slice
Top off With lemon-lime soda
Muddle the sugar with the bitters and orange slice in the bottom of an old-fashioned glass. Add Korbel California Brandy and some ice cubes. Stir and garnish with orange slice and cherry.
I don't know how much brandy Korbel makes, but I'm pretty sure Wisconsin buys it all.