Bourbon and Baker brings Mixology to the Little Apple

The Bourbon and Baker in Manhattan has a truly impressive whiskey (and spirit) offering. | ® Cocktails, 365

Don’t let the location fool you. Cocktail culture is alive and well in the Midwest. Just look as far as Bourbon and Baker in Manhattan, Kansas for proof.

REVIEW – Papa’s Pilar Rum

Papa's Pilar Blonde and 24 Solera

Papa’s Pilar currently produces two different offerings – The Blonde and the Dark. Both offerings are sourced from several distilleries across the Caribbean, Central America, and Florida, and both are then blended with older rums via the solera method.

REVIEW – Captain Morgan White

Courtesy Diaego

Captain Morgan’s foray into the world of white is an auspicious one to be sure, and will definitely give Bacardi a run for their money.

REVIEW – FEW Bourbon Whiskey


Cocktails, 365 Rating: ★★★★☆ Definitely not the ideal bourbon to introduce a newcomer, but for a small batch American, it’s a bit of brilliance, if not wholly balanced.

REVIEW – FEW American Gin


Cocktails, 365 Rating: ★★★★☆

At first blush it came across as a sweeter than we prefer for a gin. However, revisiting the sample, the uniqueness began to endear it to ourselves.

REVIEW – FEW Rye Whiskey


Cocktails, 365 Rating: ★★★★★ This is one of the best ryes we’ve tasted at Cocktails, 365. It lacks some of the depth of a more aged spirit, but it’s that rawness that adds to the appeal.

Review – Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade Rum

Style: "Neutral"

Cruzan plays the flavored rum game as well, expanding their portfolio with the newest addition back in April – Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade Rum. We had the chance to get our hands on a bottle and put it through its paces.

Review – Syndicate 58/6 Scotch Whisky

Courtesy The Scotch Whisky Syndicate

Cocktails, 365 Rating: ★★★★☆

There those among the scotch camp who turn their nose up at most blended scotches. However, to do that with the Syndicate 58/6 is to do a disservice to a surprisingly rich and complex scotch.

REVIEW – Angel’s Envy Bourbon


Angel’s Envy neat is the spirit at its strongest. It embodies the perfect balance of sweetness and spice that you’d expect from a higher-quality bourbon. It finishes clean and is, perhaps, just a bit too easy to drink.

REVIEW – Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka


Cocktails, 365 Rating: ★★★★★

One of our favorite offerings from Van Gogh vodka is the Double Espresso.