maandag 18 april 2022

Aikan Easter Old Fashioned

Last day of the extended Easter weekend. As always I had too much chocolate, but I also started thinking of a nice cocktail to pair with those delicious chocolate eggs. When I think of chocolate, I automatically think of rum. But maybe, there are other options…

Aikan whisky is not your average Scotch. After a first maturation of 3 years in Scotland, this whisky is shipped to Martinique, for an extra year of maturation in the tropical climate of the West-Indies. This extra maturation is done in “highly aromatic rhum barrels”. Taste wise, one year in the tropics is the same as 4 years in the UK, with an angel share of 10% instead of 1,5%. 

Aikan means “marriage” in the original language of Martinique. A marriage blending together the best of two worlds.

  • Nose: Fresh, baba au rhum, banana, lime, vanilla, liquerice. 
  • Palate: Fruity tones, mango, brioche, almond, honey, black and green olives.
  • Finish: Long and extensive finish with cherry, vanilla, herbs, overripe tropical fruit. 

Aikan Easter Old Fashioned

60ml Aikan Intense Rhum barrels
10ml Vanilla syrup
2 dashes Angostura cacao bitters

Stir together in a tumbler with ice cubes. Add a cocktail cherry. 

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