First distilled by monks until the 1500’s, Scotch is now produced in five different regions of Scotland. In many countries around the world, Scotch Whisky is the top-selling spirit.
To recognize the great taste of Scotch Whisky, celebrate National Scotch Day which is today – July 27, 2015. Many people will be heading to their favorite local bar or attending a party of social gathering to pay tribute to “Whisky Wednesday.” To enjoy your time, try a delicious cocktail made with Scotch Whisky.
Usquaebach is a Scotch whisky that brings to life the ancient traditions and historic craft of the world famous Scottish Highlands. The word Usquaebach literally translates to “whisky.” The Usquaebach Reserve Premium blend is a Scotch that’s ideal to mix into refreshing, craft cocktails. Usquaebach has also been labeled as the “King of Blended Whisky.”
To celebrate National Scotch Day, here are three great tasting cocktail recipes you can try with Usquaebach Reserve Premium scotch whisky.
Usquaebach Highlands Dash
Created by Warren Bobrow
1 oz Usquaebach Reserve
1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 oz sparkling water
1/2 oz honey simple syrup
Dash of grapefruit bitters
Small pinch of orange-zested sea salt
Orange twist for garnish
Method: Fill a highball with crushed ice. Add Usquaebach, lemon juice, grapefruit bitters, and honey simple syrup to an ice-filled Boston shaker. Shake, and strain into highball. Add a pinch of the zested sea salt and finish with sparkling water. Serve with an orange twist.
Usquaebach Summer Smuggler
Created by Brand Ambassador Ryan Judson
1 oz Usquebach Reserve
1 oz Contrato Bianco (or Lillet Blanc)
1 oz (quality) dry vermouth (La Quintinye Vermouth Royal)
Dash of orange bitters
Lemon twist for garnish
Method:Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, and stir until very cold. Strain into a cocktail coupe. Rim the glass with the lemon twist, drop into the drink and serve
Usquaebach Bobby Burns
2 oz Usquaebach Reserve
1/2 oz (quality) sweet vermouth (La Quintinye Vermouth Royal)
1/2 oz DOM Benedictine
Dash of Aromatic bitters
Lemon Twist for garnish
Method:Fill rocks glass with one large ice cube (or serve up in a cocktail coupe). Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, and stir until very cold. Strain into your preferred glass. Rim the glass with lemon twist, and drop into drink to serve.
Looking for a delicious Scotch Whisky cocktail? Then consider using Usquaebach Reserve Premium. If you like reading about your favorite spirits or party ideas, return to follow our luxury blog. Enjoy National Scotch Day!