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Distilled Manhattan recipe

The Manhattan is one of those iconic drinks that has stood the test of time.  For roughly 100 years people all over the world haven been enjoying this fine cocktail.  There have been numerous variations of the original recipe, but the classic still remains supremely iconic.  The classic recipe calls for 2oz of Rye, 3/4 oz of sweet vermouth, 2 dashes of bitters, and a cherry for garnish.  This new twist on the Manhattan is only possible with the advent of the Cherry Bottle Aging Mast, and it distills down the number of final ingredients to only 2!  Simply add...

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The importance of side grain

    There are numerous misconceptions out there about the wood used in aging alcohol, and hopefully this blog post will clear a few of them up.  End grain is the surface of wood that you would see (the rings of a tree) if you cut a tree down.  Side grain is the surface of wood that you would see if you vertically split a tree in half up the middle.  Wood cells are long and thin, and are oriented vertically in the trunk of a tree so that they can shuttle moisture from the soil to the rest of...

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