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Issue 40 - Naughtybutnice

Whisky Magazine Issue 40
June 2004

 

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Naughtybutnice

Impossibletodowhiskyjusticewhenit'sinacocktail?That'srubbish,asourrecentWhiskyCocktailChallengeshowed

Boy,havewecomealongwayinafewshortmonths.Whenwefirstheldaminicocktailchallengetheresultswerepatchytosaytheleast.It'snotthatthecocktailsweren'tgood–theywere.It'sjustthathalfofthemcouldhavecontainedanything.

Notonlydidtheweakerhalfspectacularlyfailtoshowoffthewhiskytheycontained,theyseemedtobegoingtosomelengthstoactuallydisguiseit.

Surelyweshouldexpectbetterthanthis,arguedheadofjudges,DaveBroom.

Surelythechallengeistoshowoffthewhiskytobesteffect?

Somesixmonthslater,andthefirstproperwhiskycocktailchallengeturnedouttobearevelation.

HeldduringWhiskyLiveLondon,wenotonlyattractedsomeofthecapital'stopbarmen,butacoupleofbigplayersfromelsewhereinthecountryjoinedin.Andthistimetherewerenosuchproblems.

Infact,almostwithoutexceptionthecocktailswetastedthistimearoundwereallgreatambassadorsforthewonderfulworldofwhisky.

Ourtopbarmentaketheirbarskillsveryseriouslyindeed,andtheyrosetothechallengeofshowingoffwhiskywhilecreatingarefreshingsummerlongdrinkwithrelish.

Weinitiallyjudgedinfourcategories:Scotchclassic,Scotchmodern,non-Scotchclassicandnon-Scotchmodern.WinnersfromeachcategorywentforwardtoafinalheldatWhiskyLiveitself.

Theresultwasatrulyoutstandingcompetitionwithsomestunningcocktailsandwe'reproudtoprovidetherecipesforallofthemhere.

Ifyou'rehavingabarbecuethissummerwhydon'tyoutryacoupleoftheseout?Youmightbepleasantlysurprised.

Overallwinner

Name:CardinalRichlieu
Whisky:CompassBoxJuveniles
Barman:DanThomas,QBar,Cambridge
Categoryentered:Scotchclassic

Ingredients
50mlCompassBoxJ...

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