Each February 8th International Day of the Scotch, date on which the gold-colored distillate is worshiped, for its quality, authenticity, aromas, textures and flavors. The specialists agree in affirming that the whiskey in 1831, by innovating the production process with the so-called coffey stillwhich allowed to elaborate a drink of greater purity, with soft and sophisticated tones.
It is accepted by historians that the first distillations were carried out by Christian monks between the 4th and 5th century in rural Ireland, who later moved to the highlands from Scotland to improve the elaboration of the drink.
Historical records also include the first taxes on whiskey production, which originated in 1644. State tax demand caused a sharp increase in illegal distilleries in British nations, a questionable habit that would have repercussions for years to come. later, during the infamous Dry Law in USA.
Currently, this day has become a great celebration scotch, cementing its position as the world’s favorite whiskey. And although the category dates back a long time, in recent years it has been able to reinvent itself and today it appears as a more versatile product than we can imagine, leaving behind the image of a solitary, night-time drink.
For that same reason, the bartenders of the most recognized bars recommend three styles of cocktails, made by the drink whose raw material is malted barley and certain cereal ingredients at the producer’s choice.
A drink of vibrant and refreshing flavors to dust off that saved bottle and break the routine of the week experimenting in cocktails. It takes: 45ml of scotch; 120ml lemon lime soda; lime wedge and lots of ice
A classic of classics. Shake all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, strain and serve in a short glass. Garnish with a slice of fresh ginger. It takes: 45ml scotch; 15ml ginger juice; 20ml simple honey syrup (1 part water + 1 part honey); 20ml lemon juice.
Scotch & Soda
A ritual that needs no explanation. Pour a 45ml measure of Scotch and accompany it with a glass of ice cold soda, and let yourself be carried away by the experience of enjoying an extraordinary whiskey.