Here is the easiest way to get a good Manhattan! Esquire magazine and Jefferson’s Bourbon announced the launch of their first ever collaboration: barrel-finished cocktail, simply called – The Manhattan. The new cocktail was conceptualized in 2013 by Esquire’s Editor-in-Chief David Granger and Jefferson’s Bourbon founder Trey Zoeller, in an effort to provide bourbon enthusiasts with a barrel-finished bottled cocktail that enhances the experience of enjoying a classic.
In the hunt for scrumptious, oaky notes and a properly-balanced taste profile, Granger and Zoeller (aided by numerous Esquire staffers) examined dozens of recipes collectively till they narrowed down the choices to only three recipes. These three choices have been then aged for ninety days in bourbon barrels till only one stood out as a superior Manhattan.
The completed product is comprised of six-yr-previous bourbon – one hundred twenty five proof reduce right down to eighty two.three – each candy and dry vermouth, and barrel-aged, spiced cherry bitters. Take pleasure in it as you’d any Manhattan: on the rocks or stirred and strained over ice.
The expertly crafted cocktail in a bottle was created for the fashionable man who appreciates the expertise of a top quality drink together with the convenience of a pre-bottled cocktail.