High West Manhattan Barrel Finished Cocktail
The Manhattan, which first appeared in print in O.H Byron's 'The Modern Bartenders Guide' in 1884, is a true classic. We love this drink for its harmony, balancing just the right amount of sweet, rich, bitter, and spice. Like any classic, you respect what makes it great. That's why we use the time-tested Manhattan recipe featuring sweet vermouth, a dash of aromatic bitters, and our bourbon and rye whiskeys. What isn't a classic, but adds depth and complexity, is barrel aging. For that reason, we let our Manhattan age an additional 3 months in used rye barrels to fully marry the flavors. Worth the wait, we hope you enjoy this most intricate rendition of a true classic.
NOSE: Black cherry fruit leather, stewed strawberries, orange peel, molasses, cinnamon bark, sage
TASTE: Cherry turnover, spiced apples, sun-dried raisins, candied orange rind, rosemary, savory spice
FINISH: Orange pastry rolls, dark chocolate, dried fig