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Three ways to enjoy the quintessential Speyside whisky Glen Moray this Christmas

Light, smooth and fruity, Glen Moray’s flagship single malt is the perfect Christmas dram

Glen Moray Christmas cocktails

Often described as the perfect example of a Speyside malt, Glen Moray Elgin Classic is an ideal introduction to the world of whisky and Glen Moray Distillery’s award-winning range. Approachable and easy-drinking, its light gold colour signals aromas of fruit, butterscotch and freshly baked shortbread, while its comforting, warm subtle spice and malt toffee sweetness make it the perfect winter warmer to enjoy with friends. It also makes a very welcome Christmas gift, both for whisky fans and those looking to explore the wonderful world of Scottish malt whisky alike.

So as the usual busy rush of the festive season descends, why not take a moment to enjoy a classic Speyside malt in three classic serves, all perfect for the cold winter months. Sláinte!

The Moray Sour

When the cold nights drawn in, Glen Moray Classic is the perfect companion for a night in. Light the fire (or the candles) and relax with your loved ones at this special time of year, with this twist on a whisky sour that’s easy to create at home

The Moray Sour

Serves 1

Preparation time 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 50ml Glen Moray Classic
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 3 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 dash bitters
  • 1 small piece of fresh ginger
  • 1 piece of lemongrass
  • 1 egg white
  • Orange twist to garnish

Method

  1. Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker or mixing glass.
  2. Stir with ice.
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  4. Garnish with orange twist.

The Partridge in a Pear Tree

If you want to take your Christmas lunch to another level (while keeping the traditionalists in the family happy) why not ditch the wine and shake up your food and drink pairings?

The Partridge in a Pear Tree

Serves 1

Preparation time 5 mins

This simple cocktail is not only delicious in its own right, but also pairs perfectly with smoked salmon, prawns and other seafood. It’s a delicious (and easy) way to enhance a Christmas lunch starter or Boxing Day buffet.

Glen Moray Classic’s fruity notes are accented by green tea in this mellow serve. If you’re serving a crowd, make up a jug in advance and store in the fridge.

Ingredients

  • 50ml Glen Moray Classic
  • Dash of lemon juice
  • A cup of apple and pear green tea, cooled and sweetened to your taste
  • Slices of fresh pear to garnish

Method

  1. Pour the whisky into a cocktail glass and top up with the tea.
  2. Add a dash of lemon juice.
  3. Garnish with the pear.

The Classic with Company

There’s nothing better than a night in or out with friends over the festive season and a warming whisky cocktail is the perfect way to start or end your evening. Why not try ordering an Old Fashioned whisky cocktail, or mixing one up yourself?

The Classic with Company

Serves 1

Preparation time 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 50ml Glen Moray Classic
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 2 pieces of orange peel
  • 2 cocktail cherries
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 tsp water
  • Ice cubes

Method

  1. Take one piece of orange peel, squeeze it to express the zest and then rub the peel around the inside of a whisky tumbler.
  2. Muddle the sugar cube, bitters and water in the tumbler until smooth.
  3. Add the cherries, with 3 ice cubes.
  4. Add half the whisky and stir well.
  5. Top the glass up with ice cubes and add the remaining whisky.
  6. Garnish with a twist of orange peel.

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