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Wednesday: Barrel-Aged Cocktail Launch Party

Wednesday: Barrel-Aged Cocktail Launch Party

March 15

Aging does wonders to booze, as evidenced by the best wines and whiskies in the world, but I didn't realize the same was true for pre-made cocktails until I saw this event. Here's the deal. As Jeffrey Morgenthaler, a bar manager at Clyde Common in Portland, explained to Food & Wine, "[Y]ou can still taste the drink, but it’s more integrated, with oaky flavors of vanilla and caramel." That sounds mighty fine to me. Golden West is getting in on the trend with a barrel-aged Manhattan, made with Jim Beam Black, sweet vermouth, and Fee Brothers orange bitters, and an Old Fashioned, made with Jim Beam Rye, Vermont maple syrup, and Angostura bitters. Both...

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