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 Old Fashioned, 84 proof, is made using the distillery’s flagship Buffalo Trace Bourbon and Peychaud’s Bitters.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is a barreled Old Fashioned cocktail?
A barreled Old Fashioned cocktail is a pre-made version of the classic Old Fashioned that has been mixed and aged in a barrel for a period of time. This aging process allows the flavors to meld and develop a unique profile.
How should I serve a barreled Old Fashioned?
Barreled Old Fashioned cocktails are typically ready to serve and can be poured directly over ice or enjoyed neat. Some may choose to garnish it with a citrus twist or cherry, but it's not necessary.
What is the shelf life of a barreled Old Fashioned?
The shelf life of a barreled Old Fashioned can vary depending on the ingredients and how it's stored. Generally, they have a longer shelf life than freshly made cocktails but should be consumed within a reasonable timeframe to maintain their quality. Check the label or packaging for specific guidance on storage and shelf life.
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Bought this for my husband since old fashions are his favorite go to drink. Ok let’s be serious, he loves bourbon and I have really started to enjoy them also. When we received it he almost immediately made a drink and WOW, so good. He said “ok, you’ll need to hide that”. So don’t be on the fence, just try it you’ll love it.
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