Mr. Katz's Rock & Rye WhiskeyMADE BY NEW YORK DISTILLING COMPANY IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
In this modern take on an old-timey American classic, young rye whiskey is mixed with rock candy sugar, sour cherries, cinnamon and touch of citrus to create a spirit that's both a cocktail in a bottle and also an amazing ingredient for mixology.
Once upon a time rye whiskey was often too harsh to drink on it's own so people (like Grandpa Katz) would dissolve rock candy into their glass to make it go down a bit easier. This version adds a touch of fruit and spice to bring out a medley of flavor and update the tradition.
Mr. Katz refers not only to New York Distilling founder Allen Katz, but also to his grandfather who was a big rock & rye fan and the young Mr. Katz's inspiration for trying his hand at a modern re-invention.
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Try this whiskey in a fun variation on a Manhattan Cocktail: combine 2 ounces of Rock & Rye with 1 ounce of dry vermouth and 1 to 2 dashes of Hella Bitter aromatic bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice. Stir until chilled and strain into a rocks glass (adding fresh ice to the glass is optional). Garnish with an orange peel.