Order of the Thistle
Order of the Thistle
scones, shortbread cookies
Earthy, tea-infused, and slightly spicy
- Famous Grouse Scotch Whisky 5 cl
- Earl Grey tea bag 1 pcs
- Ginger Cordial 1.5 cl
- Crushed Ice - fill
order of the thistle is a popular Scotch,Whisky cocktail containing a combinations of Famous Grouse Scotch Whisky,Earl Grey tea bag,Ginger Cordial,Crushed Ice .Served using Teacup
Order of the Thistle Ingredients
Famous Grouse Scotch Whisky,Earl Grey tea bag,Ginger Cordial,Crushed Ice,
Order of the Thistle Recipe
Add The Famous Grouse to the teacup and add an Earl Grey teabag. Leave to infuse for 2 minutes and remove teabag. Add plenty of crushed ice, then top with the ginger cordial and stir well.
Created to celebrate the famous Garden Party held at Holyrood Palace each summer, this thoroughly British cocktail is served in a tea cup, combining the delicate aromatics of Earl Grey tea and invigorating ginger.
Famous Grouse Scotch Whisky
Scotch Whisky or simply Scotch is one of the most famous traditional whisky, the other being Irish Whiskey, Canadian Whisky, American Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey, Japanese Whisky and Australian Whisky.
Just like in Ireland ( Uisce Beatha ), the Scottish word for Whisky is a derivative of the Scottish Gaelic word Uisge Beatha, meaning the Water of Life.
Scotch Whiskey is a Geographically Identified Product and there are regulations that has to be met for a Whisky to be labeled a Scotch Whisky.
Traditionally Scotch Whisky is made from malted barley, but there had been deviation and variations too. A distinctive characteristic of a Scotch Whisky is drying of the malted barley over a peat fire, that attributes a smoky aroma to the Whisky. post distillation, maturation or aging is done in oak barrels previously used for bourbon whiskey, Sherry, Wine, Fortified Wine, Rum and other Spirits. This Aging process that spans years is the largest contributing factor that impact the flavour of the Whisky.
To be labeled a Scotch, a Whisky has to be pass several guidelines and production standards designed by the Scotch Whisky Regulations 2009.
- 1. Comprises a minimum alcoholic strength by volume of 40% (80 US proof)
- 2. Contains no added substances, other than water and plain (E150A) caramel colouring
- 3. Is produced at a distillery in Scotland from water and malted barley (to which only whole grains of other cereals may be added) all of which have been:
- 3.1 Converted at that distillery to a fermentable substrate only by endogenous enzyme systems
- 3.2 Distilled at an alcoholic strength by volume of less than 94.8% (190 US proof)
- 3.3 Fermented at that distillery only by adding yeast
- 3.4 Processed at that distillery into a mash
- 4. Is wholly matured in an excise warehouse in Scotland in oak casks of a capacity not exceeding 700 litres (185 US gal; 154 imp gal) for at least three years
- 5. Retains the colour, aroma, and taste of the raw materials used in, and the method of, its production and maturation
There are two basic types of Scotch Whisky, blended Scotch are created by master blenders from these two types.
1. Single Grain Scotch is a Scotch whisky distilled in a single distillery and in addition to water and malted barley, may have whole grains of other malted or un-malted grains. Note that single here refers to Single Distillery origin, not a Single grain.
2. Single Malt Scotch is a Scotch distilled in a single distillery like a Single Grain, but it must not use anything but Malted Barley.
Out of these, are derived Blended Grain Scotch Whisky and Blended Malt Scotch Whisky with the obvious explanatory names, a Blended Grain Scotch is a blend of two or more Single Grain Scotch Whisky while a Blended Malt Scotch Whisky is a blend of two or more Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
While a Blended Scotch Whisky is a blend of one or more Single Malt Scotch Whiskies with one or more Single Grain Scotch Whiskies.
Ginger is a flowering plant whose root, the ginger root is a widely used spice and a folk medicine. Ginger is loaded with antioxidants, that eliminates free radical from the body and prevents damage to the body and the DNA. Ginger is a known antiseptic and antibiotic and may help the body fight chronic fatigue and regulate blood pressure.
Ginger being a versatile root, it is used in a variety of cocktails, from the classic Moscow mule and Dark n' Stormy. The punchy root gives a drink a fresh, spicy bite and it pairs with everything from Vodka, Rum to Scotch.
Ice is so obvious in most drinks, be it a straight drink or a mixed drink, that we often forget it's importance or even reason behind using a crystal clear good quality ice in a glass of whisky, or crushed ice in a tall glass to enjoy a cocktail.
Ice tempers a hard liquor, and as is in the case of whisky for example, if you prefer the flavours of whisky reach your nose without the hard note of spirit lingering around, or want to avoid the mild sting of a neat whisky, a cube of ice mellows the strength down a little and as it melts slowly, the aroma and flavour is released from the whisky slowly and makes whisky progressively weak, lingering and palatable.
Ice in Vodka helps release the little flavour a Vodka has, slowly, instead of letting the Vodka hit your nose all at once,
In mixed drinks, ice plays an important role in creating the perfect temperature a certain drink requires and bartenders use ice in several different ways, crushed ice for long drinks that will allow the cocktail to slowly water down like a Mint Julep, Moscow Mule, Rum Swizzle, Sherry Cobbler and other Tiki drinks, a large block or cubes of ice for drinks that are spirit heavy, such as the Old Fashioned, Negroni, and Manhattan
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