Drink Recipe Spotlight: Raise a Dram to National Scotch Day with Laphroaig (7/27)
Next Wednesday, July 27, is National Scotch Day - a great reason for whisky lovers to kick back and honor America's favorite Scottish import!
I wanted to reach out to see if you're working on any round-ups or stories for the occasion? If so, Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky recommends toasting with a smoky cocktail to mix things up! This year, Laphroaig has worked with top mixologist Jordan Felix (Portland, OR) to create an innovative, refreshing cocktail that highlights Laphroaig’s famously distict Islay smoke: the Tartan Collins (recipe below + image attached).
The Tartan Collins cocktail is an easy-to-make libation that’s smoky and sweet - a perfect option to enjoy with some friends on a hot July day. If you’d be interested in including the recipe in any National Scotch Day coverage, please let me know and I’m happy to share additional info and samples!
Or, if you’re compiling a round-up of Scotch whiskies, I’d be more than happy to share information or samples for Laphroaig Select, 10 Year Old or Lore:
• Laphroaig Select Laphroaig Select Scotch Whisky is a blend that brings the world’s favorite Laphroaig expressions together. The result is an exquisite new Laphroaig expression with an additional layer of complexity and depth. More approachable than the average Laphroaig, Select is the perfect introduction for aspiring Scotch drinkers. MSRP: $54.99
• Laphroaig 10 YO: The best recognized of all Islay malts and Laphroaig’s flagship expression, 10 Year Old delivers a unique measure of Islay peat smoke, tangy, salt-laden air and an echo of sweetness. MSRP: $49.99
• Laphroaig Lore: Rich and deep with distinctive smoke, peat and seaside minerality, Lore is unmistakably Laphroaig. The remarkable flavor is the result of liquid being drawn from a selection of casks including ex-bourbon barrels, first-fill sherry butts, smaller quarter casks and Laphroaig’s most precious stocks. MSRP: $124.99
(By mixologist Jordan Felix, Portland, OR)
1 1/2 parts Laphroaig® Select Scotch Whisky
1/4 part Five-Spice Syrup (recipe below)*
2 dashes of Orange Bitters
Method: Pour the Laphroaig Select in a collins glass, followed by the five-spice syrup and bitters. Add ice, and top off with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wheel.
2oz bottle of Five-Spice Blend
64oz fine sugar
Instructions: Combine all ingredients a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce until all ingredients are blended. Let cool for 2 hours and refrigerate before use.