The Classic Gift for the cocktail connoisseur, beautifully presented in a black box.
In this specially curated Manhattan Pack you receive:
1 x Koval Rye Whiskey (200ml).
Koval is Unfiltered 100% Rye Whiskey. Heart Cut. Single Barrel and Organic. Established in 2008, KOVAL produces organic whiskey, liqueurs and specialty spirits in Chicago's first distillery since the mid-1800s.
Only the “heart cut” of the distillate, no “heads” or “tails.” By using only the “heart cut" of the distillate – you create a brighter, cleaner take on whiskey. The grains are sourced from a Chicago organic farmer collective in the Midwest. The spirit is aged in new American oak from Minnesota.
1 x Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth (375ml)
Carpano Antica Formula stands out from all the other vermouths thanks to its unique bouquet and its unmistakable vanilla notes.
This vermouth is made from white wine, Piedmontese muscatel and the rich wines of southern Italy. Its taste comes from carefully selected brewed mountain herbs, although its most prominent feature is its vanilla bouquet, matched by notes of spices and dried fruit such as star anise, orange peel and dates.
1 x Bittercube Bolivar Bitters (30ml)
Light and aromatic, with notes of chamomile, jasmine, cinnamon and dried fruits. An homage to an old recipe from a 19th century cocktail book, these are aromatic and extremely versatile due to the fact that they contain three types of spirits at the base.
1 x RECIPE CARD
You can follow our recipe or modify it to your taste.
You cannot go past a Manhattan as the quintessential boozy cocktail. A Manhattan is still a sophisticated classic after 130 years!
This classic potion skillfully integrates American whiskey—straight rye when invented (though bourbon is also acceptable today)—with sweet vermouth (Italian or French) and classic aromatic bitters. Garnished with a quality maraschino cherry or an orange twist.
The Manhattan predates other vermouth greats like the Martini, the Martinez, the Rob Roy and the Bobby Burns.
As to its origins, the Manhattan is often quoted to have been invented at the Manhattan Club in New York. Legend suggests that the recipe was created by Dr Iain Marshall for a banquet hosted in 1874 by Jennie Jerome (AKA Lady Randolph Churchill, none other than Winston Churchill’s mother!).
David Wondrich points out in his book Imbibe! (sold on this site), that Lady Randolph was in England about to give birth to little Winnie at the time she was supposed to be partying in the Big Apple, so who really knows, and frankly who really cares. I’ll have another Manhattan thanks!
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