The Glenrothes Vintage Range
Winter Whisky Cocktail Series
With winter looming and frosty nights approaching, there is no better time to stay indoors with your nearest and dearest, open the drinks cabinet and mix a warming cocktail.
‘Song of Fire’, inspired by bartender Jon Hughes at The Glenrothes Ultimate Gentleman’s Cocktail Competition – is a sweet and spicy cocktail, combining the fruity notes of The Glenrothes with zesty orange, honey and a touch of cinnamon spice. A genuine winter warmer.
To make the ‘Song of Fire’, stir 50ml of The Glenrothes Select Reserve with honey and hot water in a mixing glass until the honey dissolves. Then take a snifter glass and place the cinnamon stick and orange zest in the base of brandy glass with the Chartreuse and ignite the alcohol in the glass to extract the flavours. Then pour the honeyed whisky mix into the glass to extinguish the flame. Finish of the cocktail by garnishing the glass with a cinnamon stick and an orange zest twist.
The Glenrothes Select Reserve is a versatile yet unique malt laced with notes of ripe fruits, juicy citrus, creamy vanilla and hints of spice – making it the perfect liquid to partner with cocktails.
A vatting of casks distilled in different years, The Glenrothes range typifies the Speyside style. It is presented in the iconic Glenrothes bottle and is the very essence of Speyside.
Additional cocktails to try:
Monol of the Glen
Garnish: Orange zest twist
Method: Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.
50ml The Glenrothes Select Reserve
20ml Cointreau triple sec
5ml Antica Formula
2 dashes Chocolate bitters
Fantastic Mr. Fudge
Garnish: Half passion fruit
Method: Shake all ingredients and fine strain into ice-filled glass.
2 shots of Glenrothes
2 wedges Freshly squeezed lime
1 shot fudge reduction (homemade)
½ shot Passion fruit juice
½ shot Innes & Gunn
Sweet N Sour Spicy
Garnish: Rinse glass with Ricard
Method: Shake ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass.
50ml The Glenrothes
25ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice
25ml Simple syrup (2 sugar to 1 water)
½ fresh Egg white
15 dried cloves
1 dash runny honey
About The Glenrothes
All cocktail recipes were created for The Glenrothes Ultimate Gentleman’s Cocktail Contest which took place in The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh on Monday 30th November 2009 as reported by Whisky Intelligence.
The Glenrothes was founded in 1879. Little more than 2% of the distillery capacity is bottled as Single Malt to ensure exceptional quality. It is matured in a combination of Spanish and American oak casks – the best of both worlds.
We currently stock a selection from the Vintage and Reserve ranges
Glenrothes Vintage Reserve
Glenrothes 1995 Vintage
Glenrothes Peated Cask Reserve
Glenrothes Sherry Cask Reserve
Glenrothes 2001 Vintage
Glenrothes 1988 Vintage
Posted: 15/11/2016 21:23:10 by euan finlayson