Put a D on it | A brief history of GlenDronach Whisky

Put a D on it | A brief history of GlenDronach Whisky

In 1826, the ‘Guid Glendronach’ Distillery became legal in Aberdeenshire thanks to James ‘Allardice’ Allardes (1780-1849).  Just three years earlier Scotland had established the Excise Act (1823) allowing for legal distilleries. Allardice produced the first batch of GlenDronach whisky under the second licence ever granted, after years of bootlegging on the same site.  FunFact: Former bootlegger George Smith was the first person to take out a licence for a distillery under the new license law, founding the Glenlivet Distillery in 1824. This made him a ‘sell-out’ to…

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The Scottish Flip, perfect for Sunday afternoon

The Scottish Flip, perfect for Sunday afternoon

 2 parts Macallan 10 Scotch Whisky 1 part House Macintosh apple cordial (Here is a link to an easy House Apple Liqueur from our friends at Boozed & Infused) 3/4 part Lemon juice 1 whole fresh egg 2 dashes Fee Brother’s Whisky aged barrel bitters 1 bar spoon Luxardo maraschino cherry syrup  In a metal tin combine all ingredients, except maraschino cherry syrup, and dry shake. Add ice and shake again. Double strain into chilled glass….

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“Curious Tea”

1 part BenRiach Curiositas Peated Speyside Whisky 1 part Goslings Black Seal Rum 2 heavy dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters 5 Drops Bittermans Boston Bittahs Chamomile Lemon Bitters 1/4 Part Fresh Pressed Lime Juice 1/2 Part Black & Green Cardamom Lemongrass Simple Syrup To Prepare 1 litre of Syrup : 6 parts sugar, 4 parts boiling water, Handful each of green & black cardamom, 3 stalks of lemongrass. Put spices in a large sandwich bag, and…

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