Single malt purists might cringe at the thought, but Scottish Lowland favourite Auchentoshan (OCK-EN-TOSH-AN) have collaborated with 12 award-winning bartenders to create the perfect single malt whisky for use in cocktails. Old Fashioned, Rob Roy, Pennicillin – however you like to ingest your Scottish nectar of the gods is up to you – now you can do it knowing that you’re not ruining good whisky but rather, enhancing it.
Auchentoshan: The Bartender’s Malt rocks in at 47% ABV, the extra kick of booze makes it ideal for the natural dilution that can be expected from cocktails, and the expression is said to boast flavours of dried apricots, milk chocolate, cherry blossom and brioche, all of which are great for pairing with other ingredients.
Whisky cocktails are about as easy as they come to master, so if you’re thinking of dipping your toe in the water of creating some tasty bevvos in the home bar then this wouldn’t be a bad place to start. Any wally who’s seen Mad Men can pick up an orange, a bottle of bitters and some sugar and get on their way to playing out their Don Draper fantasies IRL.