maandag 1 november 2021

Old Fashioned Week 2021 : Timorous Beastie

It’s always a bit unclear what the exact dates are for Old Fashioned Week. The leading whiskey brands that support this theme week seem to pick their weeks slightly different. In the past, it always used to be the first week of November. Since that’s also pretty convenient for me (Autumn holidays) I’ll share a series of Old Fashioned drinks in the next days. Prepare for some tasty easy-to-mix and spirit-forward cocktails. In the last years, I did a mix of whisky, rum and other spirits. This year my focus will be mainly on whisk(e)y from Scotland, USA and Japan. 

Old Fashioned Week in short: Thousands of bars and restaurants all over the world will put the spotlight on the “father of all cocktails” while donating a small percentage of the revenue on these drinks to charity. Very often they pick a local charity, so I can highly recommend supporting this action week. 

Let’s kick off this year’s Old Fashioned Week with a real Scottish drink. The base spirit for this drink is Timorous Beastie, a blended malt whisky by Douglas Laing. This blend is a mix of Highland malt whiskies from distilleries such as Dalmore, Glen Garioch, Glengoyne and more. As we all know, the Scottish Highlands are the real heart of Scotland. If you want to add a bit of atmosphere, try this special version of Scotland The Brave

Red Tartan Old Fashioned

60 ml Douglas Laing Timorous Beastie
10 ml Simple syrup
2 dashes of walnut bitters

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with lots of ice. Stir for 15 seconds and strain in a tumbler with fresh ice. Garnish with a maraschino cherry. 

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