Friday Night Cocktails, Lowlands – The Old Fashioned

This July we’re taking a look at some of the most well-known whisky cocktails out there! Each week we will have a cocktail to fit with one of the five Scottish whisky producing regions. So stay tuned for our Friday Night Cocktails and give them a try yourself!

Lowland whiskies are known for being generally milder, lighter and often citrussy in character.


2 tsp sugar syrup

2 dashes Angostura bitters

splash of water

2 shots citrussy Lowland Scotch whisky 

soda water (optional)

orange peel

lemon peel (to garnish)


Take the orange peel (about the size of your thumb), give it a wee squeeze with your fingers before rubbing it around the insides of a whisky tumbler, then place it into the glass.

Add the sugar syrup and bitters, along with a few ice cubes. Add half one shot of the Lowland Scotch and stir for about ten seconds.

Add a bit more ice and the remaining shor of Scotch and give it another wee stir for 10-15 seconds.

To serve, garnish with lemon peel.

Slàinte Mhath!

*You can of course use whiskies from any of the other fours whisky producing regions – Highlands, Speyside, Campbeltown & Islay.

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