Summer Sipping with MMD

Jun 29, 2023 | News

It’s the height of summer and in Speyside, the whisky business never has a siesta.

It has been wonderful watching Speyside turn from frosty fields to lush green pastures as we have transitioned from spring to summer. Our beautiful walled garden at Dallas Dhu House in Forres is in full bloom – thank you Paul!

It has been all go at Coleburn Distillery Whisky Warehouses, preparing for releases later this year – and it has certainly been t-shirt weather.

Did you know that Moray is drier, hotter, and sunnier than the rest of Scotland?

People quite often shy away from drinking Scotch whisky neat in the summer months, especially from heavier styles of single malt. There is no set way to drink Scotch whisky, and that is the beauty of it.

If you like your whisky neat, why not have a summer of exploration and try out some new styles of single malt?

At Murray McDavid, we are all about exploration of flavour, using quality wood and spirit to deliver delicious depths of character.

Our Cask Craft range is perfect for introducing yourself to new styles of cask maturation and finding a finish that is right for you – and we have a few beautifully light, fresh drams that are perfect for summer sipping…

Another deliciously refreshing way of drinking single-malt Scotch whisky is in cocktails! Our team have been busy making some new creations, tying the beautiful flavour profiles of our whisky with the ingredients for a delicious hot day drink.

Mint Juelp

A minty fresh simple serve for cooling off on a hot summer’s day…

65ml Cask Craft Bourbon Finish
10 mint leaves
12.5ml sugar syrup
Ice, cubes and crushed

In a shaker, shake the Cask Craft Bourbon, mint leaves and sugar syrup with ice.

Strain into a highball glass or julep tin filled with crushed ice.

Churn gently with a long-handled spoon and top with more crushed ice.

Garnish with a sprig of mint and serve.

Cask Craft Colada

Here’s our tropical take on Scotch for summer sipping…

50ml Cask Craft Madeira
140ml pineapple juice
40ml coconut cream
25ml lime juice
Handful of ice
Pineapple, to garnish

Simply combine all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth, pour into your high glass of choice and garnish pineapple.