New Cocktails Made with Premium Scotch

The Famous Grouse shines in quartet of new cocktails.

003I am not sure why I was invited to the recent introduction of four bespoke cocktails, All the other guests were in the spirits industry. I was the only food writer/blogger. But I welcome any opportunity to visit TAG Continental Social Food, one of the landmark Larimer Square restaurants. TAG provided delicious hors d’oeuvres to accompany the cocktails, all made with The Famous Grouse Scotch whisky.

I’m really not much of a whisky/whiskey drinkers, but three of these four concoctions went a long way in changing my opinion. They were very, very good. The Old Fashioned was a bit “pure” for my taste. Here’s the new quartet of unique adult beverages:

The Old Scotsman is the name of a new tall cocktail,. It is made with The Famous Grouse blended Scotch whisky, Owl's Brew The Famous Mint Tea, honey mint syrup, Angostura Bitters, lemon juice and ginger beer, Truly tasty.
The Old Scotsman is the name of a new tall cocktail,. It is made with The Famous Grouse blended Scotch whisky, Owl’s Brew The Famous Mint Tea, honey mint syrup, Angostura Bitters, lemon juice and ginger beer, Truly tasty.
The Maesto features The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whiskey. Amantillado sherry, Amaretto, a bit of Peychaud's bitters and twist in a coupe.
The Maestro features The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky. Amantillado sherry, Amaretto, a bit of Peychaud’s bitters and twist in a coupe. It’s a glamorous cocktail.
On the left, the Italian Old-Fashioned -- The Black Grouse, Amaro CioCiaro, Cocktail Punk smoked orange bitters, sugar cube, orange peel and Angostura bitters
On the left, the Italian Old-Fashioned — The Black Grouse, Amaro CioCiaro, Cocktail Punk smoked orange bitters, sugar cube, orange peel and Angostura bitters. Stir My Brandy With a Nail is a curiously named cocktail that combines several ingredients that are unusual in and of themselves and greatly interesting in a balanced cocktail.made with The Famous Grouse, Maison Rouge Cognac, Owls Brew Smoky Earl Syrup and lemon juice, topped by a lemon wheel.

The cocktails were creative and wonderful, and wonderful too were TAG’s hors d’oeuvres selection. I probably should have taken one picture of the entire table, but I took one selection at a time. Here they are:

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TAG is at 1441 Larimer Street, Denver; 303-996-9985.

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