Cocktail of the Week: Herbed Honey Smash

Cocktail of the Week: Herbed Honey Smash

When urban beekeepers and bartenders meet

News | 10 Sep 2021

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While being well established in the whisky world, with its ‘The Golden Dram’ nickname, Aberfeldy is also paving the way in its commitment to environmental sustainability. Through its annual Barrel & Bees programme, Aberfeldy unites local urban beekeepers with bartenders around the globe to raise awareness of the importance of the honey bee.

This year, the Barrels & Bees programme showcases honey laced cocktails from 80 leading bartenders across the country. For our cocktail of the week, Aberfeldy has created a serve that perfectly utilises local honey to highlight the whisky’s profile.


60ml ABERFELDY 12 Years Old
45ml lemon juice
30ml local honey syrup*
4-6 leaves of soft herb (for example basil or mint)


Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake thoroughly and pour into a small glass filled with ice. Garnish with you fresh herb of choice and enjoy!

*To make honey syrup, combine equal parts local honey and hot water and stir until honey dissolves
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