36th Vote Barreled Manhattan

High West created The 36th Vote Barreled Manhattan to commemorate Utah's role in the repeal of Prohibition.

Item Details

How to Enjoy

Served Neat, On The Rocks, or Stirred and Strained with an orange or lemon garnish.

Back Label Story

“The 36th Vote™” commemorates Utah’s role as the deciding vote to end Prohibition. In fact, the Utah delegation WANTED to cast the final vote. “No other state shall take away this glory from Utah” proclaimed the leader of the state delegation and president of the Utah League for Prohibition Repeal. On December 5th 1933 at 5:32 PM EST, satisfied that the thirty-fifth state (Pennsylvania) had ratified, Utah delegate S.D. Thurman cast the last ballot for Utah and the 18th amendments’ fate was sealed. High West Distillery chose the Manhattan for this celebration because of its classic appeal and timelessness. We also think a Manhattan is the perfect mixed drink for the cold weather at this time of year. We used the pre-Prohibition recipe of two parts Rye Whiskey to one part sweet vermouth and two dashes of bitters. We then married the mixture in the rye whiskey’s American white oak barrel for 90 days, allowing the flavors to integrate in a well-balanced harmony of the rye’s spiciness, the vermouth’s herbs, and the bitters’ complexity. We hope you take time to celebrate Repeal Day and thank Utah for its role in ending the Noble Experiment.

*Label designed by Aucutt Design

Technical Details

Ratio of whiskeys: Top Secret!
Filtration: No Chill Filtration, No Flavor Added

TTB Designation

Manhattan made with Straight Rye Whiskey and Vermouth

Proof & ABV

ABV: 37%
74 Proof

Age(s), Distilled by & Mashbill(s)

Straight Rye Whiskey and Vermouth aged 90-120 days

Straight Rye Whiskey: 95% rye, 5% barley malt from MGP

Barrel Type(s)

Aged in charred, white American oak; Blended cocktails finished in used MGP rye barrels (2nd use charred white American oak ex-rye or ex-bourbon barrels)

Sensory Notes

Nose: Aged whiskey and sweet red wine liquor
Taste: Muddled dried fruit, vinous liquor and spicy rye whiskey, chocolate covered cherry
Finish: Subtle spiced fruit with a viscous and slightly sweet finish

Product Reviews & Awards

"...a beautifully harmonious take on the Manhattan...”
-Thirsty South

“...this isn’t some rotgut nonsense, 10 percent alcohol bullshit in a single-serve bottle. It’s the real deal, and top shelf at that...Incredibly impressive...”
-Drinkhacker.com