I wanted to make a drink focused around the whiskey. Kikori is a light and delicate whiskey that works best with other delicate notes. Like all things, cocktails need balance. We liked the combination of gentian and strawberry with pecan, for added body.
I think a garnish can completely change a drink. Our first impression of a drink is visual, “eating with our eyes.” The aroma can also completely change how the cocktail drinks. In this case we used dehydrated strawberries, which have a sweet and familiar scent.
Kikori’s complexity. It was challenging finding the right balance for the cocktail without compromising the spirit.
Fortunately, I have a wonderful and supportive staff. I set aside 1-2 days a week where my contact with work is limited. It’s important to have that time for yourself.
The next one. Seriously though, I don’t have a favorite. I enjoy sitting down with good people and having a memorable experience.
I enjoy being outdoors and in nature. I’ll never complain about great weather and a hike.
Scotland, Spain, or Thailand.