Celebrate Burns night and raise a glass with this peated version of an old fashioned.

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Raise a glass to Robert Burns with the excellent Glen Moray Peated Old Fashioned cocktail, created by Neil Ridley and Joel Harrison from World’s Best Spirits.


  • 50ml of a peated whisky such as Glen Moray Elgin Classic Peated Single Malt
  • 12ml maple syrup
  • 3 dashes Bitter Truth Creole Bitters (or Peychaud’s Bitters)
  • 1 dash ginger bitters
  • ½ teaspoon cherry juice


In a mixing glass, add half the whisky, maple syrup, cherry juice and bitters.

Fill with cubed ice and stir.

Add the rest of the whisky, and keep stirring, adding more ice until the drink is diluted to taste.

Strain into a chilled rocks glass over a large single cube of ice and garnish with a thin piece of orange zest, rubbed over the glass and three cherries.

Optional garnish of a couple of squares of dark chocolate.

peated old fashioned

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