I absolutely love how easy it is to find new Manhattan variations to try. It’s a good thing, too, because I’m acquiring new bourbons and ryes at a disturbing rate (sort of a not-problem kind of problem in my house). Today, a simple Google search led me to The Civil War. It’s a tad too bitter for my personal taste (I would probably go to 1/4 ounce on the Cynar and 3/4 ounce on th Cocchi di Torino), but I like the balance of dark and light between the amaro and the vermouth. In other news, Few is one of my favorite new bourbons: definitely worth the high praise I’ve been hearing about it. From Mike Robertson at Portland’s The Driftwood Room, by way of Saveur.