The technique of barrel-aging cocktails has been sprouting up throughout the city for quite some time now. The reasoning is quite simple: barrel aging allows each component of a cocktail to become more comfortable with each other, developing a more balanced flavor and silky mouthfeel. It doesn't hurt that just like wine, aging in oak barrels adds hints of smokiness, caramel, and spice to the cocktails that creates complexity and depth of flavor.
While popular barrel-aging contenders are often Negronis and Manhattans, and few bars around town are whipping up their own unique barrel-aged concoctions. Here now, a list of eleven barrel-aged cocktails, in no particular order:Read More