The History of Whisky

There’s an old gentleman down our way who for years, has been in the habit of saying, ‘Whisky when you’re sick makes you well; whisky when you’re well makes you sick.’ He uses it as an excuse to enjoy a glass or two of malt each night – ‘In moderation …

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Mint Julep

Just the words, Mint Julep, conjure up images of the Deep South: the heat, plantation workers in the fields, Scarlett O’Hara with her sunshade – and her young men sipping their long cool drinks. When the Mint Julep was first created in the 18th century, the most important ingredient wasn’t …

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Whisky Highball

Some people will tell you the Highball got its name from a railway signal, but the oldest reference we could find offers a different explanation. Round about 1888, in St. Louis University Club, a drink of bourbon and soda served with an ice ball was popular with members who referred …

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Quick Whisky Cocktails

Three quick whisky cocktails, two of them simple and traditional, the third, a little more unusual, for you to make and enjoy. Whisky Mac What you need: 2 parts Scotch whisky 1 part Green Ginger Wine Place ingredients in a traditional whisky tumbler, and mix by holding the base of …

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Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned was said to have originated at the Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky in the 1880s and invented by a bartender there. However, the popularity was due to a member of the club who happened to be a bourbon distiller; Colonel James Pepper transported the drink to the …

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Manhattan Cocktail

It has been suggested that the Manhattan originated at the Manhattan Club in New York in the early 1870s. Lady Randolph Churchill, Winston’s mother, hosted a banquet in honour of presidential candidate Samuel J. Tilden, and it was at this successful event that the cocktail became popular. People then requested …

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Rusty Nail

The Rusty Nail is a timeless whisky cocktail and one that has to be appreciated and most importantly enjoyed. The Rusty Nail combines a good quality whisky with the sweet, palatable taste of Drambuie. The Recipe This recipe serves 1 1 measure whisky 1 measure Drambuie Garnish: orange zest or …

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