If you love great spirits, a truly special bottle for your collection can be the best gift. Haggen offers a few top-tier bourbons and rye whiskeys that should be on the shelf of every aficionado. Bourbon is a distinctly American spirit that originated in the South, made from at least 51% corn, with a slightly sweet taste and full body. Rye whiskey—more of a Northerner’s drink—is distilled from at least 51% rye grain, and tends to be a bit spicier than bourbon.
Haggen’s Spirit Buyer works closely with some of the nation’s top distilleries to bring truly special and unique bottles to our shelves. Look for these limited releases produced just for Haggen—all worthy of space on your top shelf. Compare, contrast, savor and enjoy!
Crafting the Classic Manhattan
Mixologists have been making the Manhattan largely unchanged since the early 1900s, surviving good times and bad, including “improvements” by creative mixologists. The standard—two parts rye, one part sweet vermouth and a dash of bitters served up with a cherry remains tried and true.
- 2 oz bourbon or rye whiskey
- 1 oz sweet vermouth
- 2 dashes of bitters
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 maraschino cherry for garnish
- Place ice in a mixing glass. Pour in vermouth, then whiskey, then bitters. Stir vigorously and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.