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3 Apr 2020

Arran Highballs to Make at Home

Arran Highballs to Make At Home - by Mariella Romano 

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We are all stuck at home, this is an unfortunate fact. We are all worried and a bit uncertain of the future, but that doesn’t mean we can’t stay positive and try to spice up our days by treating ourselves in these rough times.

I have always been an advocate of using, mixing and pairing whisky with everything possibly imaginable. I want to let people understand that yes, this is a great, austere and important spirit but at the same time, it shouldn’t be taken too seriously. Be creative, be adventurous. If you never try, you’ll never know! That’s why I want to share with you some extremely easy Arran whisky highballs to make at home without too much hassle.

The reason I like highballs is that it’s basically a marriage of only two ingredients, whisky and mixer in my case, which gives you the chance to explore and try all sorts of flavour combinations. I personally love to play with garnishes by making my drinks a bit funkier with whatever I can find in my house. My go-to, which I highly recommend, is a classic Arran 10yo or Machrie Moor, topped up with soda with mint to garnish. The freshness on the nose and the fizziness of the unflavoured soda still lets the whisky be the main character of the story.

Here’s the result of my Highball experimentation. Slainte!

Arran Butter Beer 

Butter Beer

  • 50ml Arran Single Malt Quarter Cask
  • Top up with Cream Soda
  • Garnish with a small scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream

If you are a Harry Potter fan and always dreamed of a boozy version of the most iconic Butter Beer, you are more than welcome. Extremely sweet, very creamy and super fun, this highball was born thanks to a conversation about cream soda and ice cream I was having with my Scottish loved ones. It was clear to me that the Arran Single Malt Quarter Cask was up to the task, with its cask strength and punchy taste. Very addictive, make sure you have enough ingredients for at least 3!

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