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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Highland Airway: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Lock & Key

Highland Airway at Lock & Key
The Lock & Key Whiskey Bar has a cocktail list for both whiskey lovers and whiskey doubters. The whiskey lovers list features cocktails that allow the bourbon or Scotch or other whiskey to shine like in a Sazerac with it's powerful Rye whiskey punch. The whiskey doubters side of the menu features cocktails that take it a little easier on the whiskey or whisky and go a little harder in the way of creating a blend of flavors in which even people who aren't already whiskey lovers will rejoice. The Highland Airway is an example of the a drink on the whiskey doubter list. It is a take on the classic gin Aviation cocktail but replaces the gin with a botanical blended Scotch. The drink starts with the Great King Street Scotch and then layers on flavors with Creme de Violette, lemon juice, and Luxardo liqueur. It presents almost a Sweet Tarts like balance of sour, sweet, then mouth-puckering again. The Scotch even added just a hint of herbaceous gin-like flavor at the back end. Give the Highland Airway a try if you're a Scotch doubter. I imagine you'll enjoy it!