The classic Manhattan cocktail is truly a thing of beauty, but when you add in seasonal flavour notes of dried fruit and apple it becomes that perfect drink to enjoy with appetizers before dinner or as a night cap cozied up around a camp fire. The addition of apple brandy and oloroso sherry to this Manhattan draw on the over 200 distinguishable flavour notes found in Woodford Reserve Bourbon. The apple brandy compliments the notes of toasted oak, cocoa and faint vanilla while the oloroso sherry ties together the aromatics of the sweet vermouth with the complex dried fruit and cinnamon notes of Woodford Reserve Bourbon. Do not be fooled though, this seasonal variation on the classic Manhattan is rich, silky and robust and as such needs to be served with a classic and elegant appetizer. Pair this Woodford Reserve Fall Manhattan with a charcuterie board filled with sharp cheese, local cured meats, sweet figs, honeys and jams.
• 1.5oz (45ml) Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select Bourbon
• 0.5oz (15ml) Calvados or Apple Brandy
• 0.75oz (22ml) Sweet Vermouth
• 0.25oz (7ml) Oloroso Sherry
• 3 dashes of aromatic bitters
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