About Barrel Aged RTD

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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
High West
The 36th Vote Barreled Manhattan
Deep copper bronze color. Aromas of orange zest, dried cherry, spice, waxy honeycomb, and praline with a silky, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a nicely balance finish. On the rock, more integration with some sassafras, herb, and tropical fruit notes emerging. Very nice and approachable, a little like an Old fashioned. Serve on the rocks.
90 points $49.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
High West
The Barreled Boulevardier
Deep copper brown color. Attractive oaky whisky aromas of root beer, toffee, and herbed ham and brown spices with a supple, mildly sweet medium-full body and an anise cookie, sassafras, cola nut, peppercorn and hint of bark on the long, whisky-kissed finish. A solid cocktail with a nice whisky presence, but could use more amaro character. Serve on the rocks.
88 points $49.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab