Wednesday, August 3, 2022

william wallace

50 mL Chivas Regal 12 Year Blended Scotch (1 1/2 oz + 1 tsp Famous Grouse)
10 mL Sweet Vermouth (2 tsp Cocchi Vermouth di Torino)
10 mL Lustau Pedro Ximenez Sherry (2 tsp Oxford PX)
3 dash Orange Bitters (Angostura Orange)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Wednesday ago, I returned to the Claridge's Cocktail Book and stumbled upon the William Wallace by Joe Schofield at Schofield's Bar in Manchester. He named this Rob Roy of sorts akin to the Ballentine after the late 13th century Scottish knight who fought for his country's independence from England. In the glass, it donated an orange and raisin aroma to the nose. Next, a rich grape sip flowed into Scotch, herbal, and raisin flavors on the swallow with an orange finish.

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