VIDEO: Choosing the Right Whiskey for a Cocktail

Whether you’re making an Old Fashioned, Manhattan, or another cocktail, which whiskey you choose will have a major impact on the outcome. Acclaimed bartender Sother Teague of Honeybee’s and Amor Y Amargo explains how and why he selects certain whiskeys for his drinks, with factors like style, proof, and price all under consideration.

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A cocktail garnished with a pear slice and spices, alongside a bundle of cinnamon sticks, pears, and star anise, resembling the Bucky Barnes cocktail rests upon a gray surface.
A cocktail garnished with a pear slice and spices, alongside a bundle of cinnamon sticks, pears, and star anise, resembling the Bucky Barnes cocktail rests upon a gray surface.

Bucky Barnes

Luscious persimmons and a bounty of spices pair with bourbon in this punch cocktail that can be served chilled or hot.

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