Scotch, With A Kiss Of...Strawberries?
It's pink. It smells like strawberries. It's...scotch? Yes, apparently they're infusing strawberries into the water of life now...a single malt, no less...and it's called Strawberry Kiss. And like you, when we first read that, we were pretty sure Johnnie Walker was doing the rotisserie in his grave.
We read on and saw that that the creators of this stuff were crazy enough to have some of the luminaries of the Scotch world give it a try. Haha, we thought with glee, that'll see those crazy Scotch-infusers getting their comeuppance. In fact, we pictured some half-crazed Scotsman chasing them around Edinburgh with a golf club. But as we read on, apparently these heavy hitters, including the master distiller at Glenmorangie...liked it?
The drink has been concocted by a pair of Edinburgh businessmen, who spent eight months in a home kitchen perfecting the whisky drink to a secret recipe.
Glenmorangie's Master Distiller and bosses from the Whisky Shop are among more than 40 experts who have tasted the whisky and proclaimed it excellent.
Norman Brown and his colleague John Smith, who formed Leith Liqueur Company last year and made the drink in Mr Brown's laboratory kitchen, said the drink would only be sold at exclusive stores.
"We decided we wanted something aimed at the younger, female drinker - we thought there was a real gap in the market," said Mr Brown. "We chose a 14-year-old Speyside single malt whisky after trying a lot of different ones and then worked at adding ingredients to make it into a liqueur.
We suppose we should reserve judgment on the taste until we actually try it, if we ever do, but man...pink whisky? We never thought we'd see the day. What's next? Bourbon with marsmallows floating in it?
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Posted by Jake Jamieson at January 24, 2006 11:41 AM
Hmm, I'm rather skeptical, "get the ladies into whisky"... theres plenty of us out there alrady, we don't need "girliness" just to get a drink down us. I mean, pink wine sucks, pink martini aint really worth it either... I'd say no