Award-winning distillery High West, the minds behind the spectacular Campfire whiskey blend, announced the launch of two new bottled cocktails today.
The distillery has, in the past, crafted premium, barrel-finished pre-batched cocktails. There was a Boulevardier that leveraged High West’s dedication to masterful whiskey blending, as well as a previous version of the Manhattan.
That version, the 36th Vote Barreled Manhattan, was created using a pre-Prohibition recipe: two parts rye whiskey, one part sweet vermouth, and two dashes of bitters.
Today’s launch of nationally available, barrel-finished bottled cocktails showcases High West’s award-winning cocktail program. The newly released version of the Barrel-Finished Manhattan (74 proof) consists of a blend of bourbon, rye, aromatic bitters, and two types of vermouth.
High West Barrel-Finished Old Fashioned (86 proof) also features a blend of bourbon, rye, and aromatic bitters. However, the pre-batched cocktail makes use of Demerara simple syrup rather than vermouth.
Each High West Barrel-Finished bottled cocktail is available in two sizes, 375ml and 750ml. The former carries an SRP of $29.99 and serves approximately six cocktails. The latter’s SRP is $49.99 and serves about a dozen cocktails.
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