The popularity of barrel-aged cocktails has exploded! Jeffrey Morgenthaler, award-winning bartender and author from Portland OR, spearheaded the movement and now bartenders everywhere are experimenting with aging and mellowing spirits to impart a richness and subtle smokiness to cocktails. We have included an easy to use cocktail aging kit, so you can get in on the fun too!
The Top Shelf Manhattan, using rye, is a perfect blend of bitter and herbal undertones with delicately sweet notes. Classically classy. The Aged Top Shelf Manhattan. Once you have enjoyed the classic, it’s time to experiment! Follow the simple instructions in our kit and then wait, patiently, for 2-3 weeks before tasting. Aging the Manhattan softens out any bitterness and adds oaky depth, creating a smooooth tasting cocktail.
We’ve included a number of other recipes to try in your cocktail aging kit, so easy to make and delicious, and definitely worth waiting for!