Handy & Schiller Barreled Manhattan
The Handy & Schiller Manhatan is crafted using Sazerac Rye Whiskey, Vermouth and Peychaud's Bitters. The cocktail rested in Sazerac Rye barrel at the renowned Buffalo Trace Distillery, under the watchful ey of our Master Distiller. It is the perfect marriage of a balanced, flavorful Manhattan Cocktail and the spicy vanilla oak of our Rye barrels. Enjoy neat or over ice and garnish with a cherry.
New Orleans is known as the birthplace of American cocktails. Two men who contributed richly to the cocktail culture in New Orleans were John Schiller and Thomas Handy. Schiller, a bartender working in New York, found his way to New Orleans and by 1860 was operating the world-famous Sazerac Coffeehouse in the French Quarter. Handy, a native of Maryland, was working for Schiller at the coffeehouse. Handy later went on to establish a succesful importing and wholesale liquor business. Handy and Shiller's roles in the early days of New Orleans' cocktails would serve as an inspiration for over 150 years of libations in America's most unique city.