How Ireland Is Rediscovering and Reinventing Rye Whiskey

The Irish Built Manhattan


– 1 part Powers Irish Rye – 1 part Hotel Starlino Vermouth – 1 teaspoon marasca syrup


1. Add whiskey, vermouth and marasca syrup into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well chilled. 2. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. 3. Garnish with Hotel Starlino Maraschino Cherries.

While rye has been a component of Irish whiskey in the past — and a bit in the present (see: Kilbeggan, Method & Madness) — the grain has usually only made up a small percentage of the whiskey’s mashbill, and the rye itself, at least in the present day, has been imported from other parts of Europe. This rye, however, is 100% Irish-grown.

How should you drink this? Since we had a few Manhattans with the new Powers Irish rye, we suggest you start there. The brand calls the following recipe “The Irish Built Manhattan,” which pays “a loving homage to the Irish workers that helped physically build today’s soaring metropolis.”

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