Have the Last Laph with Laphroaig this International Scotch Day

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Happy International Scotch Day! Today is absolutely the day to promote Scotch flights. You can also come up with whiskey flights that provide guests the opportunity to compare multiple categories of whiskey—American, Japanese, Indian, etc.—with a Scotch selection as the star.

Educate your guests, share the stories of your Scotch whiskies, and highlight your high-end, super premium, unique and rare Scotches. Considering the revelation that high-end and super premium spirits are experiencing notable growth, operators should be promoting their top shelf selections. International Scotch Day is obviously the perfect day start pushing the high end, such as Laphroaig Lore, a blend of whiskies with ages that range from 7 to 21 years.

Read this: High-end and Super Premium Spirits Lead the Way to Growth

Of course, some of your guests prefer to enjoy their Scotch in the form of cocktails. With those guests in mind, here are four recipes that feature Laphroaig’s 10 Year Old flagship and their Select expression, a selection (hence the name) of key Laphroaig styles. The cocktails below offer enticing characteristics of peat, smoke, oak, sea salt and sweetness.

Read this: Luxury Rising: How to Profit with Japanese Whisky and Other High-end Spirits

Cheers!

Laphroaig Globe Trotter cocktail - International Scotch Day recipes

Laphroaig Globe Trotter

Recipe and image courtesy of Laphroaig

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Laphroaig Last Laph cocktail - International Scotch Day recipes

Laphroaig Last Laph

Created by Justin Lavenue (owner/operator, Roosevelt Room); Image courtesy of Laphroaig

​Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a mint sprig.

Laphroaig ​End of the Day cocktail - International Scotch Day recipes

Laphroaig ​End of the Day

Recipe and image courtesy of Laphroaig

  • 2 parts Laphroaig® Select
  • 0.75 part Vermouth
  • 0.25 part Walnut liqueur (such as Nero or Watershed Distillery)
  • Allspice liqueur to rinse glass (such as St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram)
  • Grated nutmeg to garnish

Combine Laphroaig, vermouth and walnut liqueur in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir. Meanwhile, rinse a coupe glass with Allspice Liqueur, and then empty any excess liquid. Strain the cocktail into the glass, and grate nutmeg over the cocktail.

Laphroaig Broadbay Sour cocktail - International Scotch Day recipes

Laphroaig Broadbay Sour

Created by Jordan Felix (portfolio educator, House Spirits); Image courtesy of Laphroaig

  • 1.25 parts Laphroaig® Select
  • 0.25 part Amontillado sherry (such as Bodegas Lustau or Bodegas Dios Baco)
  • 0.75 part Fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. Orange marmalade
  • 3 drops Aromatic bitters
  • Cinnamon stick to garnish
  • Orange peel to garnish

Build all ingredients in a shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Fine strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with large ice. Garnish with a burnt cinnamon stick and orange peel.