Woven toasts World Whisky Day

WHISKY fans around the world will be raising a glass this weekend in honour of World Whisky Day, and Leith whisky firm Woven is looking to make the occasion more accessible with some suggested serves.

The drinks, featuring the independent blender and bottler’s Superblend whisky, are designed to bring out the breadth of flavours in the dram, which is a blend of malt and grain whiskies from around the world.

The Supersoda combines 50ml of Superblend with 150ml of soda water – with Woven recommending Spanish sparkling water Vichy Catalan, served over ice and garnished with orange zest. The Supersonic, meanwhile, takes 50ml of Superblend and mixes it with 75ml each of soda water and tonic water.

The Superblend Sour combines 50ml of Superblend with 25ml of fresh lomen juice, 10ml sugar syrup, egg white and a dash of Angostura Bitters. The mixture is shaken dry, then with ice, before being strained over fresh ice in a rocks glass and garnished with lemon zest.

“We brought together the candied fruit sweetness from the US and paired it with the smooth velveteen texture of Irish whiskey and a distinctive organic ‘funk’ from Germany,” said Woven whisky maker, Peter Allison.

“The English whisky is a robust counter point provided by the sherry cask it was matured in while lightly peated, honeyed Scotch brings familiarity and structure.”

This year World Whisky Day takes place on 20th May.