No fail, whisky cocktail – Single Malt Whisky

In this article of no fail, whisky cocktail we will give you some insights on the single malt whiskies. Because the weather is changing and the cold days are lying ahead, some recipes of warm cocktails will follow to warm up your days.

A single malt whisky is a malt whisky made from a single distillery. This means that it is a whisky distilled from a fermented mash made with malted barley, unlike the unmalted grain. Normally, a single malt is associated with a Scotch however; other countries also produce single malts. In Scotland, a single malt must be made exclusively from malted barley and distilled in pot stills at a single distillery. It must also be aged for at least three years in oak casks with a capacity not exceeding 700 litres. Although other countries typically follow the Scottish rules, you might find single malts from other countries made differently. For example, some single malt American whiskies are produced from malted rye instead of malted barley.

In order to help you tailor your recipes better, we will introduce you to a very special single malt, the Singleton from Scotland.


The Singleton Whisky

Founded in 1897 in Dufftown, the Glendullan distillery is located in the bank of the river Dullen amongst the picturesque Convall Hills.

The distillery is comprised of onion-shaped stills where they produce a delicate spirit with a green apple profile. Most of the whiskeys are aged in American oak bourbon barrels, giving a unique sweetness and a rich nuttiness. Only a smaller porting of their single malt is aged in European sherry casks, giving the whiskies some incredible fruity notes.

This single malt is delicate and light with a perfect balance. Although it is perfect to drink on its own, the following recipes will delight you because of its perfect combination of flavours. Because of this, this single malt becomes extremely versatile boasting with fresh and complex flavours.


The Singleton Single Malt Whisky Cocktails

Hot Toddy

What is the perfect companion for these cold winter days? A cup of tea of course! If a cup of tea is perfect on its own, imagine adding some fruity, smoky and spice notes to it. That is exactly what the Singleton will do to your already perfect tea.

  • 5 oz. Singleton Single Malt Whisky (or any single malt of your preference)
  • 4 oz. water
  • 5 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 5 oz. honey
  • 1 tea bag
  • Lemon wedge for garnish

Boil the water and add the tea bag. Let the tea rest for about 2 minutes. Remove the tea bag and add the Singleton, lemon juice and honey. With a spoon stir well and garnish with the lemon wedge.

Highland Tempest

Easy to make, and incredibly flavoursome. This is how we describe this cocktail. The spicy and fruity notes of the Singleton paired with a delicious ginger beer are perfect for this time of the season. Dazzle your friends and family with this unique recipe.

  • 5 oz. Singleton Single Malt Whisky (or any single malt of your preference)
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 6 oz. ginger beer
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish

In a glass, combine the Singleton and the lime juice. Add ice and stir well. Top up with the ginger beer and add the cinnamon stick for garnish.

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