Whisk(e)y Cocktails

The word ‘Whisk(e)y’ comes from the Gaelic ‘Uisce Beatha’ which means ‘Water of Life’; Sounds about right to us…

We stock a broad range of malts and Bourbons, from across the globe, and we’re always happy to chat to you about those we list, and why. Along with seasonal specials, we will usually have the following:

Bourbons

Buffalo Trace
Eagle Rare 10YO
Fighting Cock
Rock Hill Farms
John J Bowman ‘Pioneer’
Maker’s Mark
J.W. Dant

Single Malts (Scotland)

Islay:
Caol Ila 12YO
Bunnahabhain 12YO
Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Highland:
Highland Park 12YO
Ancnoc 12YO
Dalmore 15YO
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban
Tobermory 10YO

Speyside:
Glenfiddich 12YO
Glenglassaugh Revival
The Balvenie Doublewood

Lowland:
Glenkinchie

Single Malts (World)

Amrut (India)
English Whisky Co. Classic
Penderyn (Wales)
Yamazaki 12YO (Japan)

Blended Malts

Blended Malts get a bad name amongst aficionados, but we encourage you to try one of these exceptionally well selected and produced drams – Bells; they ain’t!

Compass Box ‘Spice Tree’
Compass Box ‘ Hedonism’
Bailie Nicol Jarvie
Monkey Shoulder
Compass Box ‘Peat Monster’
Sheep Dip

Ask our bartenders to talk you through the special and unique drams we have in stock at any given time.

“I am going, I am going; where streams of whiskey are flowing”
Shane MacGowan

Whisk(e)y Cocktails

All prices on this page are dependent on the spirit you choose, prices range from £5 to £12. The prices quoted are our suggested favourites.

Bourbon Sour – £6.00

J.W. Dant Bourbon – Lemon Juice – Free range local Egg White – Gomme
A proper ‘Don Draper’ cocktail that should be served short and savoured. Hugely popular in Manhattan bars of the 50’s and 60’s, this drink has exploded in popularity as Bourbon productionvalues have got better and better in the last 20 years.

Ginger Buffalo – £6.00

Buffalo Trace Bourbon – Monin Gingerbread Syrup – Apple Juice
Ride the Ginger Buffalo! A sweet and spicy beast of the American Plain…

Vieux Carré – £7.00

Buffalo Trace – Baron de Sigognac Armagnac – Bénédictine D.O.M. Liqueur – Gancia Rosso Vermouth – Bitters; Angostura and Adam Elmegirab’s Aphrodite
Our version of an incredible drink created by an incredible man; Walter Bergeron, who was head bartender at the Monteleone Hotel i n New Orleans. Pronounced ‘Voo-Ka-Ray’ it is named after the old New Orleans term for the French Quarter and literally means ‘Old Sq’

Bourbon High Ball – £5.00

J.W. Dant Bourbon – Lime Juice – Old Jamaica Ginger Beer
When it comes to keeping it simple, in mixing a drink or writing a song, then Mr Detroit himself knows best; 3 components is all you really need;

“Songwriting is storytelling, melody, and rhythm; three components. If you break it down but you keep the three components, then you have what songwriting really is, without excess and over thinking.”
Jack White

Mint Julep – £7.00

Eagle Rare Single barrel 10YO- Fresh, home grown mint – Sugar – Soda to taste
A true Kentucky classic for drinking on those hot, humid days we get so often in the little backwater county of Holmfirth. The price quoted above is for the 10 year old single barrel Eagle Rare, but if you want a REAL treat then we suggest the Rock Hill Farms at £12.

Blood and Sand – £6.00

Highland Park 12YO- Cherry Heering – Orange Juice – Aperol
The ONLY way to drink Scotch in a cocktail; named after the 1922 Rudolph Valentino movie about Bullfighting, this drink is a genuine classic. We recommend the Highland Park 12YO as the malt but if you like a touch of smoke to balance the sweetness, then Caol Ila is great.

Whiskey Sangria – £6.00 glass

J.W. Dant Bourbon – Cointreau – Rioja – Lemonade
The best Sangria you’ll get in Holmfirth – this twist on a Spanish summer cooler is served with added bite courtesy of a great Bourbon. Available as a jug for sharing on the sun terrace – if you happen to be joining us on one of those rare sunny Yorkshire days!

Old Fashioned

See our ‘Classics’ page for the range of Old Fashioned cocktails we make.