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Handy Schiller Old Fashioned Bottle
Handy Schiller Manhattan and Old Fashioned Packaging

Handy & Schiller

Two Classic American Cocktails

These handcrafted, signature cocktails are a tribute to Thomas Handy & John Schiller for their influence on the rich cocktail culture of New Orleans.

Black and White Handy Schiller Manhattan Bottle and Tube

Barreled Cocktails Made With World-Class Spirits

Mr. Handy and Mr. Schiller worked together at the renowned Sazerac Coffee House in the French Quarter of New Orleans. In the early days of cocktail-making these two set the standard for the future of the American cocktail. Our barrel aged, classic cocktails are produced, aged and bottled at the world-famous Buffalo Trace Distillery, carrying on the finest mixing traditions with a modern but authentic twist.

Handy Schiller Old Fashioned Bottle

Handy & Schiller Old Fashioned

The Handy & Schiller Old Fashioned is made using our flagship Buffalo Trace Bourbon and our classic Peychaud’s Bitters. Carefully aged in our warehouses at Buffalo Trace Distillery, this cocktail can be enjoyed neat or over ice and it is perfect every time.


Tasting Notes

This barrelled Old Fashioned has a perfect balance of sweetness with oak influence. The finish has a hint of creamy citrus fruit with a nice bourbon character overall.

Handy Schiller Manhattan Bottle

Handy & Schiller Manhattan

The Handy & Schiller Barreled Manhattan is carefully crafted using our gold medal award-winning Sazerac Rye Whiskey, vermouth and our famous Peychaud’s Bitters aged together in meticulously selected barrels. This signature cocktail is conveniently ready to drink and of the highest quality, every time.


Tasting Notes

This barreled Manhattan is a well-balanced cocktail with the perfect amount of rye and spice. It has a nice finish of fruit with subtle sweetness.

Handy & Schiller Barreled Old Fashioned

“Copper color. Aromas of Chinese 5-spice, sesame, hint of mint, and tobacco with a satiny, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length allspice, clove, vanilla steamer, peanut brittle, chewy caramel, and roasted nuts finish. A spicy-sweet cocktail with great drinkability.” Gold Medal for Handy & Schiller Barreled Old Fashioned

Handy & Schiller Barreled Manhattan

“Amber color. Aromas of vanilla-almond nougat, candied cherries, butterscotch, tobacco, and toast with a satiny, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length banana taffy, molasses, and raisin cake finish. A tasty, easy-to-use RTD with a balanced sense of sweetness.”, Silver Medal for Handy & Schiller Barreled Manhattan


Handy & Schiller barreled cocktails are part of our Merchants Exchange Co product line. Established around 1850 in the French Quarter of New Orleans, The Merchants Exchange Coffee House was the original name of the Sazerac Coffee House, paving the way for the work of Mr. Handy and Mr. Schiller. We keep the Merchants Exchange Co name alive, and thriving, in honor of that lineage.