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Whisky Cocktails and Dram Good Bartenders

So you are willing to try something new. Good! We’ve visited our friends in the best bars in the UK and as leading mixologists they create a swally (taste!) with a difference. We believe our featured whisky cocktails are a pure dillion!

Whisky cocktails are a new taste sensation, presenting exciting opportunities for bartenders to re-invent the taste of whisky thus broadening its appeal. Whisky cocktails are all about the flavour profile and so there are no rules about which whiskies should be used, or which whiskies are best (though you might like to think twice about mixing a whisky as delectable as the Bunnahabhain 1979). The options are only limited by the bartenders’ imagination and skill in concocting new creations.

Spice Tree Winter Punch

Andrew Copsey / Meat Liquor

Ingredients of the cocktail
Method

The foundation for the punch is based on a rather slow process called Oleo-Saccharum, which involves extracting the natural oils from citrus peels (oranges and lemons) with caster sugars

Glassware

Rocks

Garnish

NA

Comment

A big thank you to Compass Box for supporting Whisky Fight Night with this lovely cocktail.

Lowlander

Alistair Malcolm / Now residing in Cambridge

Ingredients of the cocktail
  • 25mls Auchentoshan Three Wood
  • 25mls Vanilla Vodka
  • 12.5mls Cassis
  • 25mls Cranberry
  • 20mls Lemon
  • 10mls Gomme
  • 12 Blueberries
  • Egg White
Method

Muddle blueberries and then shake and strain

Glassware

Old Fashioned

Garnish

Mint sprig & blueberries on cocktail stick

Comment

So tasty that I was near the bottom of the glass before I took the photo for you.

The Islay Punch

Alistair Malcolm / Now residing in Cambridge

Ingredients of the cocktail
  • 37.5mls Bowmore darkest
  • 12.5mls Fresh lime
  • 25mls Gomme
  • 50mls Still water
  • 4 Drops of angostura bitters
Method

Shake all ingredients and strain into a glass

Glassware

Hiball

Garnish

Mint sprig

Comment

Do try this at home. The freshness of the isle of Islay wind with the warmth of the Caribbean , this month’s Islay Punch is going to go down very smoothly. Pop in to Lab in Soho, London and tell Stuart that Simon and Franchi sent you.