Kevin and I have been experimenting with some classic cocktails that use bourbon as the main ingredient. We went with two types of bourbon: Bulleit and Knob Creek and made up some old-fashioneds. Here is the recipe we used:
1 piece of orange peel, 1-2 inches in diameter
1/2 oz simple syrup
3 dashes bitters
Muddle mixture well to express the orange oils. When finished, add a few cubes of ice. Then add your booze:
2 oz bourbon.
Run a spoon through the drink 2-3 times to mix all ingredients. Sip to experience the full flavor of bourbon with a hint of orangey sweetness.