Recently on World whiskey we celebrated, by sipping on one of our favourites, Copper Dog Whiskey. A unique blend of eight famous blends including Macallan, Balvenie and Glenfiddich, the drink is said to capture the spirit of Speyside
Inspired by the Copper Dog pub at the Craigellachie Hotel, the whiskey has a rich history to accompany its flavour. A renowned tale of illicit distillation and rebellion against the British Crown, the drink’s routes trace all the way back to the seventeenth century when whisky production was driven underground. The workers and Speyside stills-men, desperate to have a taste of their own, stole from wherever they could; creating their own personal blends from different casks and distilleries.
The ‘Copper Dog’; a copper tube with a penny soldered to one end and a cork in the other, was used to smuggle illegal drams down their trousers and belts famed as a man’s best friend, because it never left its owner’s side. And if you are wondering what it tastes like? Expect fruity flavours that move through fresh, orchard, dried and citrus, and with hints of vanilla and aromatic spices, as drinkable neat or with water as it is with cola or in a cocktail.