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Recipe Spotlight: Quick Q – Celebrate Fall With Bourbon Cocktails



Aged and bottled at 80 proof, Basil Hayden's Bourbon is a light-bodied, smooth, super-premium whiskey. Sip it neat or on the rocks to appreciate its slight honey and pepper tasting notes, or add a modern-twist to a classic cocktail, like the Basil Hayden's Harvest Sour or Basil Hayden's Fall Shandy. These cocktails have unique tastes profiles that are fitting for the changing of the seasons, or what others like to call bourbon season.


Basil Hayden's Harvest Sour
By Scott Lobianco, Chicago


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2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Rye Whiskey
1/2 part Sweet Vermouth
3/4 part Cinnamon Syrup
3/4 part Lemon Juice
5 Dark Cherries
2 dashes Aromatic Bitters

1. Add cherries to a cocktail shaker and muddle.
2. Combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker with muddled cherries.
3. Add ice and shake.
4. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.



Basil Hayden's Fall Shandy
By Scott Lobianco, Chicago


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2 parts Basil Hayden’s ® Bourbon 1/2 part Aperitivo 1/2 part Simple Syrup 1/2 part Lemon Juice 2 parts Citrus IPA Orange Twist (for garnish) Mint Leaf (for garnish)

1. Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker except the IPA.
2. Add ice, shake and strain over ice into a chilled collins glass.
3. Top with IPA and garnish with an orange twist and mint leaf.





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Industry News: Celebrate Burns Night With Laphroaig



Now that the holidays are over, pour yourself a dram of [Laphroaig] whisky and get ready for one of Scotland’s most famous and lively occasions: Burns Night.

Since 1801, Burns Night (held annually on January 25) has grown into an institution of Scottish life, celebrating the life and poetry of one of the world’s most popular writers, Robert Burns. Marked by an evening of traditional Scottish elements, including bagpipes, Scottish fare, poetry and Scotch whisky (of course!), a Burns Night Supper makes for a truly unique and animated celebration.

So, how can you join the festivities? This year, Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky wants to make it easy for everyone to celebrate Burns Night, starting with a definitive “How To” infographic for the occasion (attached) to guide your Burns Night activities, including what to eat, drink, and how to celebrate (along with some fun Rabbie Burns facts to break out at your Burns Night party!). Please feel free to share this infographic online with your readers.

Additionally, we’ve included two cocktail recipes below created by Andrey Kalinin, a New York-based mixologist who specializes in crafting cocktails that evoke the flavors of Scotland. Of course, Laphroaig 10 YO ($49.99) or Laphroaig Lore ($124.99) are always a great option for BurnsNight sipping as well.


Tam O'Shanter
By NYC mixologist Andrey Kalinin

1 1/2 parts Laphroaig® Select Scotch Whisky
1/2 part Drambuie® Liqueur
1 part Bordeaux Red Wine
3 dashes Orange Bitters
Orange Peel (for garnish)

1. Add all ingredients together in a mixing glass and stir.
2. Strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass (served up).
3. Garnish with a flamed orange twist.


Ode to Whisky [Sour]
By NYC mixologist Andrey Kalinin

2 parts Laphroaig® Select Scotch Whisky
3/4 part Lemon Juice
3/4 part Heather Honey Syrup
3 dashes Cardamom Bitters
1 Egg White
Fresh Cardamom (for garnish)

1. Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
2. Dry shake (if using egg white).
3. Add ice and shake vigorously.
4. Pour into a coupe or martini glass (served up).
5. Garnish with cardamom flakes.








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