To celebrate World Whisky Day this weekend (16 May), we've picked out five whisky cocktails worth ordering around London. All of these can be delivered the day you order, if you're in the bar's catchment areas.
The Proofing Room’s Chris Tanner has put together this very London cocktail featuring Bermondsey bees honey, St Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Aberfeldy 12 and carbonated Birch Water.
How much: £30 for 5 x 200ml
Follow them on Instagram: @the_proofing_room.
All drinks delivered by Happiness Forgets come with ice and garnishes, and you'll be needing a maraschino cherry to top off this combo of Chivas Regal Whisky, Sweet Vermouth and Maraschino. It's the brainchild of Vincenzo Errico, who came up with it at NYC's Milk and Honey back in the day.
How much: £16 for 250ml
Follow them on Instagram: @happiness_hoxton
Where: West Hampstead
Mellow out this weekend with Heads + Tails' maple-sweetened take on an Old Fashioned. It's a lovely conconction matching the caramelised flavours of burnt wood with a delicate and aromatic vanilla finish.
How much: £29.99 for 50cl
Follow them on Instagram: @headsandtailsnw.
Where: Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green izakaya Issho-Ni describe this as their "twist on the penicillin". It's "sour and smokey and you get the heat from the ginger."
How much: £16 for 200mls (2-3 servings)
Follow them on Instagram: @isshoni_uk.
Where: Liverpool Street
This Scottish twist on a Manhattan features Copper Dog whisky with sweet vermouth and whisky liqueur and some heat from a pepper and mace infusion.
How much: £32 for 50cl
Follow them on Instagram: @macandwild.
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