Life in the Time of Covid has made it impossible for you to send your Dad on that round-the-world-trip you've been promising him. At least, that's the excuse we should all be going with.
The next best thing? A trip around the world in three whisky cocktails and a surprise dram of whisky!
The whisky cocktails in our Dads! Dads! Dads! Cocktail Box represent three major whisk(e)y producing regions in the world- America, Ireland, and Scotland- in a cocktail that highlights their uniques characteristics.
This is the Scotch Whisky cocktail. Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt is a relative newcomer that really shines when mixed. Monkey is easy drinking fruitness, with a good backbone of vanilla malt which when blended with apple (a traditional mixer with Scotch) mint, & Drambuie makes this a proper slurper. Start with this cocktail.
With this cocktail we are jumping over to Ireland via Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey. Triple grain, triple distilled, triple cask matured whiskey means vanilla, honey, and tropical notes dominate. Which is why it works so well in our version of an Espresso Martini. Irish Coffees are a thing for a reason. Have this cocktail second.
Next were off to American, but not for what you would expect, Bourbon. Instead it is American Rye Whiskey, which is actually America's original whiskey. Our friend Alan Katz in Brooklyn is doing exceptional work at New York Distilling Company, which is why we are using his Ragtime Rye in our Jerezano Manhattan. Distilled from New York grown rye, aged in full-size barrels just outside of Brooklyn, Ragtime Rye is spicy, intense, with just a hint of floral notes. This is a rich and decadent Manhattan, perfect for finishing the evening off. Now where's my velvet lounge coat?
In each box there is also a mystery dram (30ml) of whisky, as a cheeky little bonus to help your dad discover perhaps his new favourite drink.
STYLES: Fresh & Easy Drinking, Coffee Cocktail, Boozy & Rich
ABV: 15 - 27%
UNITS: 1.9 - 2.7
SIZE: 100-125 ml
ALLERGENS: Sulphites in Jerezano Manhattan
VEGETARIAN/VEGAN?: No, honey in Drambuie
Read the longer descriptions of each cocktail by clicking the name above
Dads! Dads! Dads! Whisky Cocktail Box [3/6]
Show Me the Monkey
Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Whisky
Worcester Permain Apple Juice
Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey
Kuka Espresso Cold Brew
Giffard Vanilla de Madagascar
New York Distilling Company Ragtime Rye
Discarded Cascara Vermouth
East India Solera Sherry
Regan's Orange Bitters