The Wee Janie – Just In Time For Spring

The Wee Janie – Just In Time For Spring

Crafted by @Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador + Mixologist, Jennifer Wren @GlenfiddichWren
Think #Scotch is just for a cold Winter night?  Well not anymore! Whisky is stepping into the sunshine with this delicate cocktail designed to be the perfect companion to a cheerful Easter Brunch or a backyard Springtime party.  Titled after the childhood nickname of our founder’s spirited great granddaughter, Janet Sheed Roberts, the drink combines the light, tart citrus of pink grapefruit, a fresh hint of basil and the heady vanilla kick of Glenfiddich 14 Bourbon Reserve.**
Cocktail Recipe:
 
The Wee Janie
1 3/4 parts Glenfiddich 14 Bourbon Barrel Reserve
1 1/2 parts Freshly Squeezed Pink Grapefruit Juice
1 parts Ginger Beer
1/4 Carpano Antika
1/4 part Fresh Lime Juice
4 Fresh Basil Leaves
2 dashes of Reagan’s Orange Bitters No. 6

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Combine Glenfiddich 14, Pink Grapefruit Juice, Carpano Antika, ginger beer and fresh lime juice in cocktail shaker. Muddle in four fresh basil leaves and then shake vigorously. Strain into a coupe or flute, and finish with two dashes of bitters. Garnish with fresh basil sprig. Enjoy responsibly.
**Just awarded Gold Medal Winner 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition – will be announced 4/4
It used to be that Single Malt was only enjoyed straight or in ‘traditional’ Scotch cocktails like a Blood and Sand, “ says Glenfiddich Ambassador Jennifer Wren, “but these days, with Single Malts being appreciated in so many different contexts and by so many different people, you can find bartenders offering wonderfully light Scotch drinks like spritzes or shrubs.  The delicate, fruitier notes of Glenfiddich 14 play very well when paired with sparkling wine, juices, or fresh herbs and the extra oakiness gives the cocktail a little kick – it’a perfect option for a lawn party!

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About Glenfiddich

Glenfiddich – the world’s Most Awarded and best-selling Single Malt Scotch whisky – is run by the fifth generation of the Grant-Gordon family and is one of the last remaining family-owned and operated distillers.  From dream to dram, the Glenfiddich journey began in 1886 when founder, William Grant, realized his dream of creating the ‘best dram in the valley’ in Dufftown, Scotland.  Equipped with distilling expertise, gained after working 20 years at the Mortlach distillery, Grant purchased the necessary tools for the job and he found his premises in the beautiful nearby field of Glenfiddich, Gaelic for ‘valley of the deer’ that also included a pure water source provided by the Robbie Dhu Spring, a vital ingredient in the production of quality whisky. The Glenfiddich distillery was born on Christmas Day 1887, when spirit first flowed from the Glenfiddich stills. The combination of crystal clear water from the spring, home-grown barley, pure Highland air and the unusually small size of the stills, produced an unrivalled single malt Scotch whisky.

Today Glenfiddich continues to be a progressive spirit in challenging malt whisky conventions while also staying true to legacy, by keeping traditional production techniques established by founder, William Grant.  The Glenfiddich core range  includes: Glenfiddich 12 Year Old (SRP: $39.99), Glenfiddich 14 Bourbon Barrel Reserve (SRP: $49.99),Glenfiddich 15 Year Old (SRP: $59.99), Glenfiddich 18 Year Old (SRP: $99.99), Glenfiddich 21 Year Old (SRP: $179.99) and Glenfiddich 26 Year Old (SRP: $ 499.99).  Glenfiddich also produces limited edition bottles, such as Glenfiddich The Original 1963  (launched 2014), and a selection of some of the oldest and finest vintage cask and private vintage marques in the world.  For further information visit www.glenfiddich.com

 
ABOUT WILLIAM GRANT & SONS

William Grant & Sons, Ltd. is an independent family-owned distiller headquartered in the United Kingdom and founded by William Grant in 1887. Today, the luxury spirits company is run by the fifth generation of his family and distills some of the world’s leading brands of Scotch whisky, including the world’s most awarded single malt Glenfiddich®, The Balvenie® range of handcrafted single malts and the world’s third largest blended Scotch Grant’s® along with iconic premium spirits brands Hendrick’s® Gin, Sailor Jerry® Rum, Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey and Milagro® Tequila.

William Grant & Sons has been honored as “Distiller of the Year” by the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition and International Spirits Challenge eleven times over the past 15 years, and most recently named “International Spirits Producer of the Year” by the IWSC in 2014.

Founded in 1964, William Grant & Sons USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of William Grant & Sons, Ltd. and features one of the fastest growing spirits portfolios in the USA with brands including Glenfiddich, The Balvenie, Hendrick’s Gin, Sailor Jerry Rum, Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, Milagro Tequila, Flor de Caña, Drambuie, Grant’s, Hudson Whiskey, Gibson’s Finest, Monkey Shoulder, Clan MacGregor, Reyka Vodka, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Montelobos Mezcal, Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur, Lillet, Art In The Age, The Knot, and Raynal French Brandy. For more information on the company and its brands, please visit www.grantusa.com.

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