Sagamore Spirit Launches Second Release of Manhattan Finish Rye Whiskey

Sagamore Spirit's Manhattan Finish Rye Whiskey
Sagamore Spirit's Manhattan Finish Rye Whiskey

Maryland rye distiller Sagamore Spirit is bringing back fan favorite Sagamore Manhattan Finish Rye Whiskey. The spirit was first released in limited quantities in 2020, the company states, but decided to bring it back due to high acclaim.

Bottled at 103 proof, the 2024 release deconstructs the flavors of a Manhattan cocktail, finishing 4-year-old straight rye whiskey in separate vermouth, bitters and cherry brandy barrels for a minimum of 20 months, according to the company. The result is a full-bodied whiskey with notes of spice, cherry, vanilla, honey and a touch of dryness at the finish.

Sagamore Manhattan Finish pairs perfectly with amaro, bitters, and Sagamore’s whiskey cherries for a rye-forward Black Manhattan cocktail, or it can be savored on its own.

“The original idea for Manhattan Finish back in 2020 challenged us to fully deconstruct the flavors of a Manhattan to create a full-proof whiskey that leaves you with a parting kiss of the cocktail,” said Ryan Norwood, VP of Operations at Sagamore Spirit, in a news release. “Manhattans have become even more popular since then, so we knew it was time to bring back this delicious, limited-edition rye expression.” 

Sagamore Manhattan Finish Rye Whiskey is now available at an SRP of $79.99 at its Baltimore-based distillery and in select markets nationwide, the company states.


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