Tag Archives: scotch

Monky Business + Buckfast.

Monky Business. Monks seem to have a bit of a thing for making booze (Dom Perignon, Benedictine, Chartreuse, Averna, Trappist beer etc.) and it seemed to me that we should recognise their noble dedication with a cocktail in their honour. … Continue reading

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Blood and Sand.

Blood and Sand. There is perhaps no other member of the classic cocktail canon that gets as much hate as the Blood and Sand. And not entirely because of its unappealing name and muddy colour. People say it just doesn’t … Continue reading

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Hip Flask Hack #1

Hip Flask Hack #1 Hogmanay is imminent and if you’re going to be out on the randan for the bells you might want to take something in a hip flask to fortify yourself against the elephants. Scotch is a typical … Continue reading

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The Selkie’s Tears.

The Selkie’s Tears. Look, we’ve known each other for quite a long time, right? Well, there’s something I need to tell you. It’s something I’ve been in self-denial about for many years and I only now feel able to talk … Continue reading

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Double Haggis.

Double Haggis. Scotch can be a tricky spirit to mix with. But why is that exactly? Well, it’s a bit fussy about which other ingredients it hangs out with. Unlike bourbon which is all “Like, whatever dude”, Scotch has just … Continue reading

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The Sultan.

The Sultan. The avid cocktailien must keep his/her eyes peeled at all times. Case study: Recently I was in my local Turkish grocer picking up my kofta supplies and while waiting my turn my eyes wandered over the shelves packed … Continue reading

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The Black Watch.

The Black Watch. Since it’s St Andrew’s day – Scotland’s national day – I thought I might post something appropriate. Named after a Scottish military unit, The Black Watch is a variation of my own Lord Lucan. I changed the … Continue reading

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The Whisky Sour + a miracle ingredient.

The Whisky Sour + a miracle ingredient. This is a nice simple drink for the whisky lover. It’s been around forever and is so standard it never even sees much discussion. Some may say a Whisky Sour is bourbon, lemon … Continue reading

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Green ginger wine – 3 recipes.

Green ginger wine recipes. Inspired by a question on Reddit we’re going to take look at an interesting ingredient – green ginger wine. It’s usually considered a crusty old kind of drink that, at least in my younger days in Scotland, … Continue reading

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The Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned We’re going to carry on keeping things simple for a little bit longer. Today we look at the wonderfully spartan Old Fashioned, which may have a fair claim to being the first cocktail. Especially if we’re being very … Continue reading

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