Old Fashioned Cocktail

Notably Don Draper’s signature drink in Mad Men, but the Old Fashioned has been a very popular cocktails since the 1800’s. In 1806 a cocktail was defined as “a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters” and that pretty much sums up an Old Fashioned. It was frequently known simplyContinue reading “Old Fashioned Cocktail”

Whiskey Apple Tarts – with a bonus of Whiskey Apple Snow

Whiskey Apple Tarts were one of the first things I thought of when I thought of adding Whiskey to food. Irish, Speyside or an American Tennessee Whiskey goes so well with apples. I tried 3 different styles of whiskey in the apple tarts: Grace O’Malley, Glenmorangie Signet and Slane. I also experimented with Brandy asContinue reading “Whiskey Apple Tarts – with a bonus of Whiskey Apple Snow”

Speyside

Speyside is one of the five Scottish Whisky regions and most notably the largest with 50+ distilleries! It is situated close to the beautiful Cairngorms National Park, which makes any visit here even more adventurous. Back in 2017, I spent a week visiting the area and checking out some of the distilleries around (it wasContinue reading “Speyside”