Are you a whisky lover? Looking for a gift for a whiskey person? Confused at what the difference is?
Either way you are in the right spot.
THE Whisk(e)y Pack was created to take you on a mini tour of the three major whisk(e)y producing regions in the world- America, Ireland, and Scotland- each in a cocktail that highlights their uniques characteristics.
And there's a bonus mystery dram of a fabulous whisky from the team at Atom Brands. It's a divisive one that you will either fall in love with or want to burn with fire. No matter your thoughts on it, is from another extremely important whisky region showcasing a unique style that you should know about.
The whiskies I have used are all special, especially that New York Distilling Company Ragtime Rye. These are NOT cheap whiskies...quite the opposite, I am a bit mad offering it at this price. It won't be around for very long, so hurry up and grab one while you can.
THE Whisk(e)y Pack is the perfect way to discover a new found favourite cocktail all while sipping on some flippin' delicious cocktails.
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.
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
THE Whisk(e)y Pack
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