Boozy Refreshing Bourbon Manhattan Cocktail with Cherry Garnish
12 Best Bourbons For A Manhattan
Blanton's Original Single Barrel Bourbon has corn-derived sweetness, and its spices and dark fruit integrate wonderfully with a Manhattan's sweet vermouth and bitters.
Noah's Mill
Noah's Mill Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey offers complex nutty and dried fruit flavors with dry wood notes, making for a sophisticated and structural Manhattan.
The acidity helps the spirit drive through the sweetness of a Manhattan's vermouth, and the notes of nuts, dried fruit, and spice fold elegantly into the drink alongside bitters.
Buffalo Trace
Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey offers few surprises and is an affordable and reliable bourbon that delivers a rich, satisfying Manhattan.
The caramel, vanilla, oak, light spice, toasted coffee, and chocolate notes are great for a chunky Manhattan. Buffalo Trace makes for a well-rounded, smooth, and moreish drink.
W.L. Weller
W.L. Weller's Special Reserve flaunts a wheat-forward mash bill that creates a unique Manhattan. It promotes fruity notes and gives a silky, light structure.
Woodford Reserve
Woodford Reserve's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey makes for a full-flavored, silky Manhattan. The 18% rye in the bill contributes complex spice notes.
The bourbon has toffee and brown sugar notes, along with a rye throughline of cinnamon and cooking spice. Further complexity comes from the brighter citrus and vanilla notes.