VIRGINIA HIGHLAND MALT JANUARY COCKTAIL
We hope you’ve had a chance to try our Virginia Highland Malt. The initial reviews from whisky/whiskey bloggers has been terrific, but please let us know what you think. In addition to being a fine sipping whisky,it is also perfect for the growing trend of dark spirit cocktails for two reasons. Barley-based spirits have a cleaner taste than corn-based ones and our 92 proof doesn’t let the whisky get lost in mixers. Here’s the January cocktail (pictured here) to try:
THE COPPER BARLEY
- Muddle an orange peel in a cocktail shaker with 3/4 oz sweet vermouth* and dash each of orange and Angostura bitters.
- Add 3 oz. of Virginia Highland Malt and stir with ice.
- Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an orange peel.
*A word about vermouth, especially sweet vermouth. All brands are not created equal. In fact some are downright bad. One brand that’s particularly good is Dolin’s. There are others but that’s a good place to start. For folks in Virginia, it can be special-ordered by the ABC but some wine stores carry it. In Cville, we get it at Food of All Nations, which also has some nice hard-to-find artisan bitters.