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Perfect Manhattan: Harmony in a Glass

The Perfect Manhattan stands as a testament to balance and refinement in the cocktail world. This rendition takes the harmony even further, utilizing the Courage & Conviction Double Cask Reserve's nuanced profile to complement the dual vermouth approach. Each sip unfolds layers of red fruit, orange, and herbs, presenting a drink that's as complex as it is captivating.



  • 2 oz Courage & Conviction Double Cask Reserve: A whisky that weaves bright citrus and apricot with rich cherry and chocolate.
  • 0.5 oz Sweet Vermouth: Adds a velvety richness and a hint of herbal sweetness.
  • 0.5 oz Dry Vermouth: Introduces a crisp, botanical counterbalance.
  • 1 tsp Cointreau: A touch of orange liqueur to elevate the citrus undertones.
  • Garnish: An orange peel, for a fragrant burst of fresh citrus.
  • Ice: None - Served Up


Glassware: Stemmed Cocktail Glass



  1. Combine with Elegance: Begin by adding the Courage & Conviction Double Cask Reserve, both vermouths, and Cointreau into a mixing glass.
  2. Stir to Chill: Introduce ice and stir thoroughly, not just to cool the concoction but to gently marry the flavors together.
  3. Serve with Flair: Strain the mixture into a stemmed cocktail glass, ensuring a smooth, clear pour.
  4. Enhance with Citrus: Express the oil of an orange peel over the cocktail, infusing it with a bright, aromatic zing.
  5. Garnish for Beauty: Adorn the drink with the orange peel, adding a final touch of elegance.


Flavor Notes:

This Perfect Manhattan is a dialogue between the bright and the deep, the sweet and the crisp. The inclusion of both sweet and dry vermouth highlights the Courage & Conviction Double Cask Reserve's duality, making for a cocktail that's rich in heritage yet distinctly modern. The Cointreau's subtle orange essence serves as the perfect bridge between the whisky's complex notes and the vermouths' botanical layers.


A Toast to Sophistication:

Whether it's a special occasion or an ordinary day made extraordinary, the Perfect Manhattan is a choice that speaks of discerning taste and an appreciation for the craft of cocktail making. Enjoy it as a prelude to a fine meal or as a contemplative nightcap.

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