On Thursday 26th the popular Edinburgh bar Lucky Liquors, known for it’s own innovative and ever-changing cocktail menu, will be welcoming a very famous and innovative alumnus back to the fold for a night of Tennessee and technology in the form of the Nitro Tour.

Ryan Chetiyawardana – known to many as Mr Lyan – cut his teeth behind the bar at Lucky Liquors’ older sister Bramble while studying at Edinburgh University.

He then moved down to London where opened his own bar White Lyan in Hoxton, now revamped as basement bar Super Lyan.

His approach to cocktails is different from any other bar; all drinks are prepared and bottled in advance as waste-free and as sustainably as possible.

They are then served in much the same way as wine or beer is served anywhere else.

It’s no surprise, then, that he would come up with a cocktail that is served through a
beer tap.

The Tennessee Nitro Martini is a curious hybrid of a Jack Daniels ‘n’ Coke and an Espresso Martini, dispensed through a nitrous keg system.

Made with Jack Daniels, Sandows cold brew coffee and Super Lyan’s own bespoke cola syrup, the cocktail is mixed in bulk straight into a keg and hooked up to a standard beer gas pump.

The result is a ‘draught’ cocktail with the same velvety texture, cascading froth and creamy head as perfectly poured Guinness but with the deep, complex flavours of whisky, coffee, cola, cherry and a hint of bergamot.

Ryan and the cocktail are on a tour of the country in association with Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey and will be taking over Lucky Liquors on Thursday 26th of April – initially for a trade-only seminar in the afternoon then open to the public in the evening so that customers can get to try the cocktail on tap first- hand, as well as some other delectable drinks made specially for the night.

For full details contact Lucky Liquor Co. on Twitter or Facebook

About The Author

Sean Murphy

Driven by a passion for all things whisky-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over six years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink.

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