Whether you’re entertaining guests or simply looking for a new tipple to try, the Tipperary makes the perfect choice, whether served alone or with simple dishes that bring out its sophisticated flavour notes.
As Belfast-based mixologist Mick Brown says, “The Tipperary is a beautiful balance of Irish whiskey, sweet vermouth and green chartreuse. It was created by Hugo R Ensslin and published in his book Recipes for Mixed Drinks in 1917. Ensslin was an incredible bartender – droves of his drinks went on to feature in Harry Craddock’s famous Savoy Cocktail Book, and cocktail culture owes a lot to this unsung hero.”
So now you have the cocktail, what’s the best whiskey to create the perfect pour? “Slane Irish Whiskey is so versatile, whether you’re making the perfect Irish coffee to a refreshing summer highball of Slane Irish Whiskey and Blood Orange soda. It also lends itself so well to use in classic cocktails from the Whiskey sour to the aforementioned Tipperary.” Mick puts this down to Slane’s rich and complex flavour profile. “It’s a perfect sipping whiskey but also mixes incredibly well in classic cocktails. It’s this versatility that makes it the perfect bartender’s choice.”
Dublin-based mixologist Tiago T Lopez, agrees. “I love the craftsmanship of Slane, how balanced the nose and the palate are. I love creating stirred drinks and whiskey is one of my top all time spirits to work with.”
Here Mick and Tiago create three exclusive cocktail recipes – a classic Tipperary, plus their own unique spins on the drink – so you can find your perfect pour.