Exceptional Flavour

Fine cocktails curated by spirit lovers

There can often be a sense of trepidation when using luxury spirits in cocktails - a feeling that these fine liquids are best left unaltered. However, a true spirit lover understands that mixing thoughtfully is an opportunity to unlock some truly exceptional flavours, as demonstrated in our irresistible recipes below.

Mortlach 20 Year Old

Decadent Old Fashioned By Ewan Gunn

Here's how to make it:

  1. Add sugar, bitters, and water to a mixing glass and muddle until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Add some ice and Mortlach 20, stirring for a few minutes.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass with a large block of ice and garnish with a cherry and a slice of orange peel.
Mortlach Exceptional Flavours


Large Block of Ice
Dash of Water
1 tsp Sugar
50ml Mortlach 20-Year-Old
2 Dashes Black Cherry Bitters
1 Cherry
1 Slice Orange Peel

“The rich intensity of Mortlach 20-Year-Old stirred down in a classic Old Fashioned is an indulgent and delightfully decadent way to round off an evening”


Global Luxury Whisky Ambassador.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label

After Dinner Rob Roy by Tim Philips

Here's how to make it:

  1. Add Johnnie Walker Blue Label, vermouth, orange bitters, Angostura bitters and some ice into a mixing glass.
  2. Stir until well chilled.
  3. Strain into a glass and garnish with a brandied cherry.
JW Exceptional Flavours


30ml Italian Vermouth
50ml Johnnie Walker Blue Label
Dash of Angostura Bitters
Dash of Orange Bitters

“When it comes to a cocktail, the depth of Blue Label requires a conservative, yet purposeful partnership with the right ingredients. The secret to a great Rob Roy is the delicate balance of rich whisky, smoke, wine and aromatic bitters. Take your time with this cocktail after dinner with friends.”


Johnnie Walker Global Brand Ambassador

Don Julio 1942

Salted Caramel Old Fashioned by Karina Sánchez

Here's how to make it:

  1. Place some sea salt into a plastic container and, using a smoking gun, fill the container with applewood smoke. Seal and leave for 1 hour.
  2. Add half a bar spoon of the smoked sea salt per 25ml of caramel syrup.
  3. Add Don Julio 1942, the caramel syrup and ice to a rocks glass and stir thoroughly. Garnish with a twist of orange peel.
Don Julio Exceptional Flavours


50ml Don Julio 1942
10ml Caramel Syrup
(infused with smoked sea salt)
A twist of Orange Peel

“The combination of the sweet and savoury, unique to the Salted Caramel Old Fashioned cocktail, is a luxurious way to celebrate special moments with Don Julio 1942.”

- Karina Sánchez,

Don Julio Global Brand Ambassador

Zacapa XO

Espresso Martini By Lorena Vasquez

Here's how to make it:

  1. Add Zacapa XO, simple syrup, coffee, and some ice to a shaker and shake hard.
  2. Double strain into a chilled martini or coupe glass rimmed with cacao powder.
  3. Garnish with a premium wafer and dusting of cinnamon.
Zacapa XO Exceptional Flavours


60ml Zacapa XO
7.5ml Simple Syrup
45ml Espresso
Ground Cinnamon

“The Guatemalan chocolate and cinnamon notes of Zacapa XO create an irresistible drink for rum lovers and the ultimate after-dinner treat.”​

– Lorena Vasquez,

Zacapa Rum Master Distiller​