If you remember my original review of Redemption Bourbon, you know that I didn’t really find it to be all that enjoyable. It scored a 40/100, putting it in the Mixed Drinks Only category, and now its time to make a Manhattan out of it.
This bottle of Redemption was sitting on a shelf for a while, and my wife gets mad at me for having too many bottles, so I figured I better polish it off, no matter how much I didn’t like it the first time around.
Thankfully, the vermouth did its magic and smoothed out a lot of the rough edges and harsh flavors the whiskey has when sipped straight, bringing it up to a 53/100.
- Smooths out most of the rough edges the straight bourbon had.
- The sweetness of the vermouth mixes with the hard edges of the Redemption and turns it into a nice mixed drink.
- Even with the vermouth, this Manhattan has a little bit of burn going down the throat.
|Manhattan - Blade And Bow||90||$55 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Old Fashioned On The Rocks Knob Creek||83||$13 / 750ml||Old Fashioned|
|Manhattan - Fistful of Bourbon||80||$40 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Manhattan - Four Roses Small Batch||76||$30 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Manhattan - Legent||75||$35 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Manhattan-Death's Door||74||$40 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Manhattan - Wild Turkey||73||$35 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Manhattan - Bulleit Bourbon||69||$28 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Manhattan - Dogfish Head Alternate Takes||69||$55/ 750ml||Manhattan|
|Manhattan - Knob Creek Small Batch||69||$30 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Manhattan - Elija Craig Small Batch||66||$27 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Manhattan - Redemption Bourbon||53||$30 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Manhattan Stillhouse||50||$25 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Manhattan Agitator||49||$30 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Manhattan - American XXX Born||35||$26 / 750ml||Manhattan|