The Sazerac Company has introduced Handy & Schiller Barreled Cocktails, named for two men who had an impact on the cocktail culture in New Orleans: Thomas Handy and John Schiller. Schiller was a New York bartender who found his way to New Orleans and, by 1860, began operating the Sazerac Coffeehouse in the French Quarter.
Handy, originally from Maryland, worked for Schiller at the Sazerac Coffeehouse, and later went on to establish an importing and wholesale liquor business. With the launch of Handy & Schiller Barreled Cocktails comes two signature cocktails: the Handy & Schiller Barreled Old Fashioned, and the Handy & Schiller Barreled Manhattan. Both were crafted and aged at Buffalo Trace Distillery.
The Handy & Schiller Manhattan, 70 proof, is also made using Sazerac Rye Whiskey, vermouth and Peychaud’s Bitters, and is aged in Sazerac Rye barrels.