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Any good cocktails I can make with Glen Moray scotch?

Unpossible Jan 30, 2007 11:50 AM

Got this as a gift and am not a big scotch drinker. Any suggestions?

  1. rcb4d Jul 30, 2013 09:34 AM

    The only Scotch-based cocktail that I really enjoy is the Blood and Sand:

    1 oz Scotch
    3⁄4 oz Sweet vermouth
    3⁄4 oz Cherry Liqueur, Cherry Heering
    1 oz Orange juice
    1 ds Orange bitters (optional)
    1 twst Orange peel (optional, expressed)

    Shake, strain, straight up, cocktail. Optional bitters and expressed orange twist garnish.


    1. JMF Jul 26, 2013 08:02 AM

      The OP asked for cocktail suggestions using Glen Moray.

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      1. re: JMF
        The Professor Jul 26, 2013 08:35 AM

        And to that end, the best advice is still: "don't waste it in mixed drinks"

        1. re: The Professor
          JMF Jul 26, 2013 11:29 AM

          I was responding to a comment that was removed.

          1. re: The Professor
            rcb4d Jul 30, 2013 09:40 AM

            I've never understood the somewhat competing notions of "don't waste it in mixed drinks" versus "don't go cheap on your mixed drink ingredients" as in, the better the products going in, the better the cocktail coming out.

            If the OP isn't going to drink it straight, or give it away to internet message board friends, won't it be wasted in the back of his liquor cabinet? Plus, he got it for free, so where is the waste?

            1. re: rcb4d
              EvergreenDan Jul 30, 2013 10:17 AM

              I generally find that cheap ingredients make lousy tasting cocktails. That said, sometimes a wonderful, subtle, balanced spirit lacks the boldness to punch through the other ingredients and dilution in a cocktail. Cognac is a good example of this.

              I would definitely mix with this. I had a Negroni / Boulevardier variant a few days ago using Laphroaig that I though was nice.

              Scotch is an underused ingredient with lots of potential. Assuming you enjoy the base flavor, search and experiment.

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          DavidT Jan 31, 2007 08:33 AM

          Glen Moray is a very solid Speyside single-malt whisky. I would NOT recommend using it in a mixed drink/cocktail, where any blended Scotch would suffice. Glen Moray should be sipped neat in a glass with a little bit of water. No ice please!

          If you are not a Scotch drinker, I would seriously think about re-gifting the Glen Moray to someone who is!

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          1. re: DavidT
            Captain Jan 31, 2007 11:40 AM

            Yes, please, give it to me.

            I think this is a bottle you stash away for when a scotch drinker comes over, who would appreciate it.

          2. Papa Kip Chee Jan 31, 2007 04:19 AM

            1 Old Fashioned Glass
            2 - 3 ice cubes
            2 - 3 oz. Scotch

            Comibne ingredients from lines 2 and 3 above in the glass and enjoy!

            1. JMF Jan 30, 2007 06:26 PM

              Learn to like it.

              1. z
                zin1953 Jan 30, 2007 05:05 PM

                Not really. Rusty nail, maybe . . .

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                  chewbobba Jan 30, 2007 12:16 PM

                  Yeah. Wrap it up and give it to me.

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