Cocktail of the Week: World Whisky Day

By Olivia Cuccaro

Single malt, single grain or blended, this Saturday honors whiskies from around the globe. Early distillation in Scotland is just part of the spirit’s rich history – taxation gave rise to moonshine in Great Britain, sour mash revolutionized American bourbon and the Coffey still streamlined whisky production in Ireland and beyond. Take it neat, on the rocks or try our picks of whisky cocktails for World Whisky Day.

Glenfiddich A Scottish Lassi

  • 2 parts chamomile-infused Glenfiddich 12 Year
  • 1 part unsweetened Lassi (yogurt drink)
  • 3/4 part Orgeat
  • 3/4 part lemon juice

To create this Scotch whisky cocktail developed by Glenfiddich’s own Allan Roth, first pour a bottle of Glenfiddich 12 Year whisky into a pitcher and add 20 grams of dried chamomile flowers (or two chamomile tea bags) to infuse. Let stand 10 minutes, strain and refrigerate. Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into a coupe. Garnish with dried chamomile flowers.