Here is a cocktail which combines a tasty Single Malt Whisky (The Glenrothes Bourbon Cask Reserve) with a wonderful dry gin from Berry Bros. & Rudd (London No. 3 Dry Gin). The two spirits are complimented by the light sweetness of Bols Triple Sec (chosen because of its crisp orange flavour and its lower alcohol content).
1 1/2 oz Bourbon Cask Reserve Single Malt Scotch
3/4 oz No.3 London Dry Gin
3/4 oz Bols Triple Sec (sub any quality triple distilled orange liqueur)
Add the three ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake until the outside of the shaker begins to frost
Strain into chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with citrus zest
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Although this recipe has been great with The Glenrothes whisky for which it was intended, I have found that it works extremely well for many other scotch whiskies. I have used this recipe with outstanding success with these whiskies: Highland park 12 Year, Amrut Indian Single Malt, Johnnie Walker Gold Label, and Old Parr Superior 18 Year old.