6: Burly Barley - Highballs & Hot Toddies
Get to know the original gangsters of Whiskey: Ireland and Scotland! Long before America started making whiskey from rye and corn, the British Isles used malted barley to make their own distilled spirit, calling it Uisce Beatha, Gaelic for "Water of Life", which was eventually anglicized to just Whisky. While you may be used to just sipping these whiskies on their own, here you'll also mix them up in Highballs, Hot Toddys, a Rob Roy, and even in a sour format with the French, almond based syrup Orgeat, to make a Cameron's Kick. Then take that Orgeat and get out some rum to make a classic Mai Tai, the crown jewel of Tiki drinks.
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