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John Drew Rye Manhattan MixologyThis toasted oak, barrel-aged rye whiskey from John Drew is positively smooth and mellow. It is distilled in Alberta, Canada and then aged for 4 years. The taste is spicy with balanced flavors of caramel, oak, vanilla, and black pepper. It’s an excellent whiskey so we’re making a Manhattan (arguably one of the easiest cocktails to make) and pairing it with an Undercrown Shade.


2 ounces John Drew Rye
1 ounce Dry Vermouth
Angostura Bitters

Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir well and strain into a chilled Coupe or Martini glass. Garnish with a cherry.

Cigar Pairing

undercrown shade rye john drew

Undercrown Shade. This cigar perfectly compliments the cocktail with its mild body and smooth and creamy flavors.

To find out where to get your own bottle of John Drew Rye, visit, and check out the Old Fashioned we made with Brixton Mash Destroyer.

John Drew Rye Manhattan Mixology

While at this year’s IPCPR we had Frank Moreno, brand ambassador for John Drew Brands, tell us a bit about their different liquors. Check it out!

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