Our Bar Manager has prepared a special cocktail to mark the evening; the “Selkirk Grace” and a Scotch Whisky flight.
A well-known Scottish prayer, said before meals to give thanks for the bounty. Although attributed to the poet Robert Burns, the “Selkirk Grace” is rumoured to have been known since the 17th century as the “Galloway Grace” but Robert Burns put his own twist on it. Our twist may be a little more of a libation but still perfect for giving thanks for the meal.
Selkirk Grace £12.50
3 drops Orange Bitters
3 drops Dr Adam Elmegirab’s Tea Pot Bitters
15ml Kamm & Sons, The British Aperitif
20ml Lillet Blanc, the French wine-based aperitif
15ml Briottet Creme de Cacao, Dark Edition
30ml Compass Box Great King Street Scotch Whisky – Artist’s Blend
2.5ml Monin Almond Syrup
Stirred over ice and strained into a Nic & Nora glass, this Burn’s Night cocktail, boasts a citrus nose with floral, sweet and cereal notes, with undertones of herbs, spices, chocolate and dried fruits. Delivered in a sweet creamy finish.
Scotch Whisky Flight (Single Malts)
Macallan 12 Years – Double Cask
Aged in a combination of American oak and ex-sherry casks. This is rich whisky which combines fruity citrus and caramel notes with spicy ginger and nutmeg. Creamy butterscotch and toffee apple aroma with candied orange, vanilla custard, and newly felled oak. A palate of wood spices (ginger and nutmeg), citrus, caramel, raisins and resinous awaits.
Glenlivet 18 Years
Over the course of 18 years Master Distiller, Alan Winchester, takes this whisky through a combination of cask types, including American oak for tropical fruitiness and ex-sherry oak for spicy complexity. The result of this mastery of the distilling arts is a gorgeous single malt that is complex, yet elegant and balanced. Enjoy an aroma of rich fruit and toffees, with a balanced palate with notes of sweet orange.
Balvenie 21 Years – Port Cask
An additional period of maturation in 30 year-old port pipes has given this aged whisky an extra level of depth and concentration of flavour, adding potent fruit and smoke notes to the silky-smooth full-bodied palate. Rich, indulgent, after-dinner Scotch whisky at its best. Boating a big fruity aroma of ripe raisins with a touch of peach. Plus a palate of cream, honey, spices and dried fruit.