Breaker whiskey scored a 29/100 as a straight up sipper. That is not a great score and put it in the Just Bad category. What do I do with bottles that I don’t enjoy straight or over ice? I make Manhattan’s with it! My first problem with this bottle being used for mixed drinks is its price. At $55 this bourbon is punching way under its weight. Still, it has sitting lonely and untouched on a shelf until I was desperate and didn’t have a lot of other options. So into a Manhattan it goes.
So how was it?
Well, it did help the base whiskey, but the end is still really rough. I used my normal ratios of two parts bourbon to one part vermouth and shook vigorously before pouring into a Yeti Tumbler. I was hoping the sweet vermouth would help smooth out some of the rough edges on the bourbon but it only helped a little bit.
Scoring – Breaker Manhattan
Sadly, the vermouth didn’t help this Breaker much, and only added 6 points to its overall score, giving this Breaker Manhattan a total of 35/100 points, meaning it just barely helped this Whiskey get into the If I Had Limited Choices Category.
|Basil Hayden’s Manhattan||95||$30 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Balcones Lineage Manhattan||92||$40 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Blade And Bow Manhattan||90||$50 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|On The Rocks Knob Creek Old Fashioned||83||$15 / 350ml||Old Fashioned|
|Fistful of Bourbon Manhattan||80||$40 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Death’s Door Manhattan||74||$40 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Wild Turkey Manhattan||73||$30 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Knob Creek Small Batch Manhattan||69||$30 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Maker’s Mark Manhattan||65||$30 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Redemption Bourbon Manhattan||53||$30 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Stillhouse Black Bourbon Manhattan||50||$20 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Agitator Kentucky Bourbon Manhattan||49||$35 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|Breaker Manhattan||35||$55 / 750ml||Manhattan|
|American XXX Born Bourbon Whiskey Manhattan||35||$25 / 750ml||Manhattan|