Below are the 6 top whisky cocktail recipes that you might be interested to try during the festive season this year!
1. KENTUCKY OWL THE WISEMAN BOURBON MANHATTAN
Kentucky Owl Bourbons are for those who appreciate high quality, attention to detail, craftsmanship and authentic whiskey-making heritage. The latest Kentucky Owl expression, The Wiseman is an artful balance of soft wheat and spicy high-rye that provides a smooth but complex bourbon designed to drink neat, on the rocks or in a cocktail.
50ml The Wiseman Bourbon | 25ml Red Vermouth | 2 Dashes of Bitters (to taste)
Garnish – Cherries
Glassware – Coupe
2. COTSWOLDS BOULEVARDIER
The award-winning Cotswolds Signature Single Malt Whisky was launched in 2017 and is the first whisky ever distilled in the Cotswolds. Rich and fruity, Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky is sippable with notes of honey, Seville orange marmalade and dark red fruits. Available in a beautiful gift box, it is the perfect gift for a whisky lover and is versatile.
45ml Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky | 30ml Sweet Vermouth | 30ml Campari
Place all the ingredients into an ice filled cocktail jar. Stir and strain into an ice filled rocks glass and garnish with an orange wedge or dehydrated orange wheel
3. SHANKY’S WHIP ESPRESSO MARTINI
A smooth, black Whisky liqueur based on a combination of Irish spirits and aged pot still whiskey, blended with the natural flavour of vanilla and infused caramel. The resulting spirit is black and smooth with a rich, whippy flavour dominated by spicy Irish Whiskey.
25ml Shanky’s Whip | 25ml Espresso | 25ml Kahlua
Add plenty of ice to a cocktail shaker, add all the ingredients and shake vigorously. Using a cocktail strainer, pour the mixture into a Martini glass and enjoy.
4. THE GLADSTONE AXE ROB ROY
A modern twist on classic Scotch created with the aim to demystify Scotch and encourage a broader audience to try whisky in cocktails and as a mixed drink. The American Oak is aged and finished in American Oak Bourbon barrels and blended from 14 different Highland and Islay Single Malt distilleries.
75ml The Gladstone Axe American Oak | 40ml Starlino Vermouth | 1 to 2 dashes of bitters (to taste) | Hotel Starlino Maraschino Cherry to garnish
Into a mixing glass filled with ice, pour The Gladstone Axe American Oak, Starlino Vermouth and bitters. Stir well and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a Hotel Starlino Maraschino Cherry.
5. THE GLADSTONE AXE THE GRAND OLD MAN
The Gladstone Axe whiskies were created in honour of William Gladstone, four-times Prime Minister during the reign of Queen Victoria. In 1860, he signed the Spirits Act which allowed the blending of Scotch Whisky for the first time, essentially creating the Scotch Whisky industry as we know it today. The Black Axe is blended from 14 different Highland and Islay Single Malt distilleries. A higher proportion of Islay malts to add just a touch of smoky character.
50ml The Gladstone Axe The Black Axe | Sugar Syrup to taste | 2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters | Orange Slice
Shake over ice, strain into a tumbler, and garnish with slice of orange.
6. RAMPUR DOUBLE CASK ON THE ROCKS
Rampur Double Cask Single Malt is hand-crafted whisky matured in hand-selected American Bourbon barrels as well as European Oak Sherry casks chosen by Master Distiller, Anup Barik. Produced in India’s oldest distillery, located in the foothills of the Himalayas, the combination of Rampur’s unique distilling and the double cask maturation process, sees this luxury single malt taking traditional Indian heritage and rooting it in contemporary culture.
50ml Rampur Double Cask Indian Single Malt Whisky
Pour over ice.