Food & Drink

Thirsty Thursday: Grab Some Manhattan Moonshine And Get To Cocktailin’ The Right Way

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With cocktail culture booming in the United States, there is certainly no shortage of Speakeasies and high-end mixology bars in New York City, but what some of the best ones have in common is a revolutionary new Un-Aged Whiskey called Manhattan Moonshine, which is rapidly emerging as a number one choice for the discerning drinkers of New York. Inspired by the cocktail renaissance that occurred during American Prohibition and the glamorous yet subversive nightlife that accompanied it, Manhattan Moonshine is the world’s first luxury Un-Aged Whiskey. has been designed to be the perfect Whiskey for cocktails.

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Using a unique grain bill featuring a combination of Oats, Rye, Spelt (an ancestral form of wheat) and Malted Barley, and a unique production process, Manhattan Moonshine is able to deliver a smooth, grain-forward, Whiskey flavor that no other Un-Aged Whiskey is able to create.   William is a New York City native and Whiskey enthusiast who is fascinated by the Prohibition era, Art Deco design and the Jazz age.  William collaborated for over a year with whiskey expert, Ian Smiley to create the unique formulation.

Unlike the darker Whiskeys that can be cloying in the warm weather even over ice, ManhattanMoonshine is barely aged in oak, meaning that its flavor is lighter and softer and is refreshing even on the hottest, most humid summer days.  Because of this lighter flavor, Manhattan Moonshine can make an almost endless variety of cocktails, from Manhattans to Mint Juleps to Margaritas, meaning it can easily replace the liquor in your father’s drink of choice.

Just take a look at the wide array of tasty cocktails you could be imbibing in with Manhattan Moonshine! Tasty, tasty treats.

Manhattan Moonshine Cocktail Collage

In the case of Manhattan Moonshine, the quality of craftsmanship is paramount. Whereas other moonshines are made by following traditional Aged-Whiskey or Bourbon recipes and excluding the final step of barrel aging, the recipe for Manhattan Moonshine was developed from the outset to create an Un-Aged Whiskey. The formula was carefully created during a year of experimentation by Manhattan Moonshine Founder and CEO, William Kehler, and Master Distiller and author, Ian Smiley, who literally wrote the book on moonshine. The result of this work is a unique grain bill featuring a combination of Oats, Rye, Spelt (an ancestral form of wheat) and Malted Barley, all grown in New York state, and a unique production process.

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Manhattan Moonshine launched late last year in its unmistakable 750 ml Art Deco decanter, at an MSRP of $39.99.

Guy and the Blog received a sample of the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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