Summer is here and everyone’s reaching for the Pimm’s, Aperol or gin for a light sparkling drink to greet the sun. Probably the same one they reached for last summer and the summer before that. Traditionally at this time of year, the brown spirits are left in the cupboard waiting for the leaves to fall and for thoughts to turn to the wing-backed armchair by the fire rather than the outdoor sofa or the deck chair. But what if there were another way?
Thankfully there is. Whisky is for everyone – you only need to take a look at #ourwhisky on Instagram to see its reach – and fortunately, whisky is for every season as well. While the Mint Julep might steal the headlines as the quintessential bourbon drink of the summer – not least because almost 120,000 of these sweet, mint coolers are sold on Kentucky Derby weekend every year – scotch whisky is more than capable of holding its own on the summer drinks trolley.