by The Urban Grocer in New Trends on Friday 8 June 2012

Cocktail in a bottle. You’ve seen them lingering on the store shelves. Overly sweet Pina Coladas stand next to sour Margaritas, all pre-packaged and ready to disappoint. Well, High West Distillery’s The 36th Vote Barreled Manhattan (say that 5 times fast) is looking to be the exception. Yes, it is a cocktail in a bottle but this Manhattan is made according to a pre-Prohibition recipe of rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters, which are mixed and aged together in a white oak barrel for three months. Hailing from Park City, Utah – better known as ‘where Sundance is held’ – this Prohibition-inspired bottle is gaining props for its spicy and herbal complexity. And at about $55 a bottle, a little complexity is certainly in order.