Summer libations: Vintage Summer



In our ongoing series of essential summer cocktails, Amanda Baxter from our Spirits division devises a whisky cocktail using the most recent addition to The Glenrothes range of single malt whisky, The Glenrothes Vintage Reserve.

At 40 percent alcohol, The Glenrothes Vintage Reserve is unusually fragrant and soft in style, with red-berry fruits and a finish offering both nuttiness and honeyed vanilla. Whisky-lovers may be horrified at our contamination of such a delicious dram, but a whisky cocktail is a great way of introducing more reticent whisky drinkers to the spirit, as well as being food-friendly.

This recipe is bursting with summer flavours, with uplifting citrus notes from the Fino Sherry and Lillet. We suggest you shake these up and serve instead of wine with white fish in a citrus sauce.

Vintage Summer

Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker (if you don’t have one, a jar will do) with lots of ice and shake hard.
Strain (with a small sieve or just hold back the ice) into a martini glass and add a curl of grapefruit peel over the top for a lovely summer aroma.

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