It is American whiskey, without question that is synonymous with the cocktail; all of the classic mixes were based around the American spirit. The Manhattan, the Old-Fashioned, the Sazerac - all classics based on the rustic spirit from America. The whiskey possesses the wonderful high notes and spice because of the prolific use of virgin oak in the maturation. Rye whiskey is one of the original American spirits, the basis of many of the classic cocktails we still enjoy today, including the Manhattan. In America, rye whiskey must have a mash bill consisting of at least 51% rye amongst other grains.