Manhattans Mastered

Ever wanted to know the best whiskey to use in a Manhattan? Our World Cocktail Championships pit top brands against each other to determine which make the best cocktails. Here we lay out the whiskies that make the most delicious Manhattans and the vermouths that will make your cocktail-loving heart stir.
Great Call

Great Call

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Call for a Manhattan made with Bib and Tucker Bourbon Whiskey for a taste of 2018's Best Whiskey for a Manhattan. BTI judges loved the exceptionally balanced cocktail that Bib and Tucker made. Notes of cherry creme brûlée and just the right peek of spice made this cocktail the Manhattan of the year as judge by our panel of top bartenders.

The Best Vermouth For Your Manhattan

The Best Vermouth For Your Manhattan

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Vya Sweet Vermouth is 2018's Best Vermouth for a Manhattan. BTI judges called it the "most vibrant and balanced Manhattan" and loved the autumnal notes of cinnamon and clove that Vya brought to the cocktail.

Medal-Winning Twist

Medal-Winning Twist

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For a unique, fruity take on the classic, try stirring up a Manhattan made with Le Madre Rose Sweet Vermouth, one of Tastings.com's top vermouth choices for a Manhattan. Notes of spiced apricot, candied strawberry, and cherry compote make for a fun and sweet variation.

Gold Standard

Gold Standard

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According to our expert judges, Rebecca Creek Fine Texas Spirit Whiskey makes a Manhattan with beautiful mouthfeel. The whiskey took home 2nd place in our annual competition. Notes of carrot cake and spice add to the cocktail's delicious balance. For an award-winning combination, try Rebecca Creek with Le Madre Sweet Vermouth and take your Manhattan to medal-worthy heights.

The Only Recipe You’ll Need

The Only Recipe You’ll Need

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Redemption High Rye Bourbon Whiskey makes an even, spicy Manhattan packed with notes of spiced nuts, vanilla, and orange tea. Our judges loved this tasty cocktail and named it among the best whiskies for a classic Manhattan. Try our simple recipe to make this medal-winning Manhattan at home.

2 Oz. Redemption High Rye Bourbon
1 Oz. Vya Sweet Vermouth
2 Dashes Aromatic Bitters

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir until chilled and slightly diluted. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cocktail cherry and/or lemon twist.

Great Call
The Best Vermouth For Your Manhattan
Medal-Winning Twist
Gold Standard
The Only Recipe You’ll Need
Manhattans Mastered
Ever wanted to know the best whiskey to use in a Manhattan? Our World Cocktail Championships pit top brands against each other to determine which make the best cocktails. Here we lay out the whiskies that make the most delicious Manhattans and the vermouths that will make your cocktail-loving heart stir.

Great Call

Great Call
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
Call for a Manhattan made with Bib and Tucker Bourbon Whiskey for a taste of 2018's Best Whiskey for a Manhattan. BTI judges loved the exceptionally balanced cocktail that Bib and Tucker made. Notes of cherry creme brûlée and just the right peek of spice made this cocktail the Manhattan of the year as judge by our panel of top bartenders.

The Best Vermouth For Your Manhattan

The Best Vermouth For Your Manhattan
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
Vya Sweet Vermouth is 2018's Best Vermouth for a Manhattan. BTI judges called it the "most vibrant and balanced Manhattan" and loved the autumnal notes of cinnamon and clove that Vya brought to the cocktail.

Medal-Winning Twist

Medal-Winning Twist
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
For a unique, fruity take on the classic, try stirring up a Manhattan made with Le Madre Rose Sweet Vermouth, one of Tastings.com's top vermouth choices for a Manhattan. Notes of spiced apricot, candied strawberry, and cherry compote make for a fun and sweet variation.

Gold Standard

Gold Standard
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
According to our expert judges, Rebecca Creek Fine Texas Spirit Whiskey makes a Manhattan with beautiful mouthfeel. The whiskey took home 2nd place in our annual competition. Notes of carrot cake and spice add to the cocktail's delicious balance. For an award-winning combination, try Rebecca Creek with Le Madre Sweet Vermouth and take your Manhattan to medal-worthy heights.

The Only Recipe You’ll Need

The Only Recipe You’ll Need
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
Redemption High Rye Bourbon Whiskey makes an even, spicy Manhattan packed with notes of spiced nuts, vanilla, and orange tea. Our judges loved this tasty cocktail and named it among the best whiskies for a classic Manhattan. Try our simple recipe to make this medal-winning Manhattan at home.

2 Oz. Redemption High Rye Bourbon
1 Oz. Vya Sweet Vermouth
2 Dashes Aromatic Bitters

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir until chilled and slightly diluted. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cocktail cherry and/or lemon twist.