Bookmakers, Baltimore, MD. -The Diamondback. Before Prohibition, Maryland led the nation in rye whiskey production — the house beverage at the Lord Baltimore Hotel’s Diamondback Lounge was this rye cocktail. Some might call its formula aggressive, and they wouldn’t be wrong. The mix of rye whiskey, applejack and Yellow Chartreuse is burly and deeply herbaceous, best suited for nights when a Manhattan simply won’t cut it.