About Barrel Aged RTD

About Barrel Aged RTD
Barrel-aged RTDs are ready to drink alcoholic beverages that have been aged in barrels; examples include an RTD Manhattan with rye whiskey and bitters that has been aged for a few months in old whiskey barrels for a few months, and barrel-aged Boulevardier cocktail that is a barrel-aged blend of American whiskey and amaro from Italy.

Top Picks for Barrel Aged RTD

Handy & Schiller Barreled Old Fashioned
96 points
$39.99
Copper color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate mint gelato, spiced pistachio nougat, pink pepper, and herbal mint tea with a round, vibrant, off-dry medium body and a warming, complex, long candied citrus peels, brown spices, and hint of menthol mint finish. A delicious ready-to-drink cocktail that tastes homemade.
Awards: 2018 Best Barrel Aged RTD
96 points $39.99
Doc Pepe’s Lab Manhattan
88 points
$39.99
Dark reddish brown color. Aromas of brandied amarena cherries, tobacco, chocolate biscotti, candied orange peel, new American oak, and sweet caramel with a round, crisp, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a peppery, elegant, medium-long root beer float, aromatic barks, peppercorns, black tea, and coconut butter finish. Rich and true-to-form manhattan aromas star in this dry and spicy ready-to-drink cocktail.
88 points $39.99
Handy & Schiller Barreled Manhattan
88 points
$39.99
Amber color. Attractive aromas and flavors of creme brulee, maple nut fudge, peach tea, and whisky barrel with a silky, bright, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, delightful, long candied sour cherry and spicy nut brittle finish. A very tasty Manhattan RTD that is sure to please.
88 points $39.99
Doc Pepe’s Lab Cuvée Reserve Manhattan
84 points
$49.99
Medium copper color. Spicy aromas of sweet vermouth, clove, cinnamon smoke, nutmeg, spiced apple, vanilla pods, dark chocolate, and dark caramelized orange wheels with a satiny, crisp, off-dry medium body and a sleek, compelling, medium-long cardamom, black pepper, dark roasted coffee, molasses, and cured olives finish. A rich and spicy, dry manhattan that highlights bitter vermouth.
84 points $49.99