Why not celebrate World Whisky Day on 16th May, with the iconic blended Scotch whisky J&B Rare and change your perception of blended whisky.
Made in the 1930s for prohibition America, J&B Rare is one of the most popular blended Scotch whiskies in the world. A symbol of sophistication made famous by The Rat Pack, during the1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s J&B Rare became a society whisky with notable, bold and colourful characters making it their whisky of choice.
J&B Rare has stood the test of time and is an affordable sophisticated Scotch. The lightness in colour of J&B Rare makes it the bartenders go to blended whisky for cocktail creations. This World Whisky Day you can get inventive at home with these delicious cocktails:
J&B Citrus Seltzer which is refreshing and easy to create:
Fill a highball glass with ice. Add 30ml J&B Rare and top with 125ml soda water. Top with a few dashes of your favourite bitters and a squeeze of fresh lemon. Stir and garnish with lemon peel, a sprig of basil or mint or a dehydrated lemon wheel.
The J&B Rare Hard Seltzer has started a trend with many bloggers and mixologists including Drinks & Dan.
You could be more adventurous and create the J&B Sinatra Sour:
Add 35ml J&B Rare, 10ml lemon juice, 10ml sugar syrup, 15ml pasteurised egg white and 3 dashes Angostura Bitters to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake ingredients and fine strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a cherry or a maraschino cherry if you happen to have a jar in the cupboard.
To make your own sugar syrup dissolve 300g caster sugar in 150ml water over a low heat. Leave to cool and bottle for future cocktail creations and store in the fridge.
J&B Rare is a blended Scotch whisky which combines forty-two malt and grain whiskies in one smooth yet subtle blend. The heart of J&B Rare is formed from the finest Speyside malts, including Knockando, Glen Spey, Auchriosk and Strathmill, which are blended together before being returned to cask for a further three years’ maturation. A unique process of blending mastery, bringing together the bold flavours of single malt with lighter grain whiskies, adding fullness and depth to the blend.