Saturday, December 26, 2015

Stone Fence

This is the original Stone Fence. Last year I made a Virginia Stone Fence using Catoctin Creek rye, but the original recipe calls for scotch. As you can see, I made a humorous serving with dbTech Chilling Rocks stacked on one side of the glass to look like a fence or a wall. These stones are for whiskey alone, and you only need about three stones for a short pour, but the Crispin Artisanal Reserve was chilled and I could fill the glass to the top and keep it cold. 

One nice thing about whiskey stones is that, unlike ice, they sink. They don't float and block the liquid while your drink.

Here's the stone fence recipe.
  • 2 oz. scotch (Monkey Shoulder used)
  • sparkling cider
  • dash Angostura bitters
Build the drink on ice in a highball glass. Add scotch and cider and stir gently.

Monkey Shoulder is a special blend of three Speyside malts. I am unsure if they use pure grain scotch as well, but the blend is very malty with sherry notes, cereal grains and honey. It is nothing like the sweeter Johnnie Walker blends that have more island scotches to make for smokey and peaty combinations. Monkey Shoulder is a well rounded highland blend.

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