A Whisky Sour with honey richness, subtle smoke and enlivening ginger spice.
Scotch malt whisky, and particularly Islay single malt, balance and work brilliantly with rich crème de cassis and full-bodied vermouth, helped by a generous
The equal parts Blood and Sand (scotch, cherry brandy, sweet vermouth, and orange juice) formula from the 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book is the accepted
Oh my Lola, it's just like smoked cherry cola!
Sake sweetened with Sauternes and flavoured with cognac and Islay whisky.
Just as it says on the tin – a smoky malt and cola. This simple but delicious drink perhaps doesn't need bitters or even a twist but it's better with
Peaty smoky whisky subtly influences this complex and silky-smooth rum flip.
Stirred down and boozy so suited to late night sipping. This cocktail has broader appeal when served on-the-rocks in an old-fashioned glass, either way
Bittersweet, as you expect from a White Negroni with pleasing dry almond, as the name suggests.
Honey lifts and enhances this blend of Scotch whisky, single Islay malt and dry vermouth.
Smoky whisky-laced rich delicately herbal banana. Not as challenging as this drink sounds and considerably tastier.
Vodka is both traditional and works brilliantly as a base to a Bloody Mary but is far too tame for a 'Bit Of An Animal'.
A Blood & Sand with the smoky influence of Islay single malt whisky and the rounding citrus notes of blood orange juice.
A stirred Dry Martini influenced by a smoky splash of Islay single malt scotch whisky, flamed with a flamed orange zest twist.
Wisps of smoky peated whisky-infuse carbonated apple juice to produce a deliciously refreshing long drink.
Where there's smoke there's fire – in this case peat smoke and fiery ginger spice.
Named after Denny Kallivoka and Eleni Nikoloulia, our favourite Greek drinks writers, this whisky based cocktail has a healthy glug of mastiha with birch
Not the most endearing of names but this spirituous late-night sipper has broad family appeal beyond just uncles, so long as they have a taste for bittersweet
Cachaça, lime and elderflower with a smoky hit of Islay whisky.
Smoky Islay malt adds a distinctive aroma and flavour to this appropriately named cocktail with cherry fruitiness and smoothing egg yolk.
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