Monday, August 3, 2009

(The Two Parts Rye)² : The House Rye Challenge Part 1

Old Overholt
You kids get off of my lawn!
Ahh, the holt. The cheapest of the ryes at $14.95, which means that even if it loses the challenge, it will still find it's way back into circulation from time to time.
How does it taste? Not a hint of sweetness. A slight cinnamon flavor, but mostly oak. A little bit of a cherry flavor in the finish. But, not a sweet cherry. Just cherry.
Manhattan recipe for the challenge: Two shots of rye, 3/4 shot of sweet vermouth, 2 dashes of Angostura bitters.
The Manhattan? The cherry comes to the fore. The cooler temperature helps, but it's still pretty harsh.

Grade: C
Cost Adjusted Grade: B
Manhattan Grade: B

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