The worlds best whiskey cocktails 2021

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Every Autumn Jim Murray, the world-renowned whisky writer, publishes 'The Whisky Bible'. So we thought we'd look at the top three whiskeys for 2021 and recommend the best cocktail to make with each. 

The 2021 book, released this week, contains his tasting notes for 4,500 whiskies. With each whiskey scored and ranked to give us the world best whiskey rankings.

This year the top three whiskeys came from Canada, USA and India. 

So who won?

The world Whisky top three

The worlds best whiskey cocktails

While some whiskey connoisseurs will spinning in their casks at the very suggestion of making cocktails with whiskey of this calibre, we say it's your whiskey so you can make your own rules.

Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye Sazarac

Rye's signature spice always lets you know it's there. For the Alberta PRemium Cask Strength Rye we're recommending the Sazerac. The Sazerac hails from New Orleans which has long been considered the home of Rye cocktails.

Sazarac Ingredients

  • Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye - 20 ml
  • Absinth - 2 Drops
  • Whisky - 20 ml
  • Cognac - 20 ml
  • Angostura Bitters - 2 drops
  • Sugar syrup - 10 ml
  • Lemon - Peel twist

Sazarac Method

  • Step 1: Add the absinthe to a cold glass, swirl the glass to coat the interior.
  • Step 2: Add the remaining ingredients to a cocktail mixer, strain into the absinth coated glass and garnish with the lemon twist.

Stagg Jr Barrel Proof Mint Julep

We were very tempted to go with the Old Fashioned, which is a true bourbon cocktail, but it seemed too obvious, so instead, we're building on the Kentucky connection and suggesting the Mint Julep. The mint julep is an American classic cocktail, and much like Pimm's and Wimbledon, the mint julep is the signature drink of the Kentucky Derby and dates back to the 18th century. 

Mint Julep Ingredients

  • Stagg Jr Barrel Proof - 65ml
  • Mint - 10 leaves
  • Sugar syrup - 12 ml
  • Crushed Ice - 1 handful

Mint Julep Method

  • Step 1: Shake the whisky, mint and sugar syrup with ice
  • Step 2: Strain into a glass or julep tin filled with crushed ice.

Paul John Mithuna Tripple Sour

When it comes to the Paul John Mithuna we're recommending the Tripple Sour as a great Paul John Mithuna cocktail, given the Mithuna's passion fruit notes. 

Tripple Sour Ingredients

  • Paul John Mithuna - 25 ml
  • Triple Sec - 25 ml
  • Lemon juice - 25 ml
  • Sugar syrup - 1 tsp
  • Ice - 1 handful

Tripple Sour Method

  • Step 1: Shake all the ingredients in a shaker and strain into a glass filled with ice.

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