Allen Katz, co-founder of the New York Distilling Company, just released his dream whiskey, Ragtime Rye, and the warm blend is perfect to enjoy as you gear up for fall. Inspired by autumn leaves and old American ragtime music, this flavorful whiskey—with nuances of caramel, dark cherry and earthy tobacco—makes for a Manhattan so perfect that Katz has dubbed it his “death bed cocktail.”
“When my time comes,” Katz says, “this is the drink I hope to have in hand surrounded by family with one last chance to enjoy a Manhattan.”
KING OF KINGS MANHATTAN
2 oz. Ragtime Rye Whiskey
½ oz. Punt e Mes
½ oz. Martini & Rossi Sweet Vermouth
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Stir ingredients over ice until exceedingly well chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a brandied cherry on a cocktail pick.