SUMMER’S MOST REFRESHING SPIRIT IS WHISKY. SPEARHEAD WHISKY.
Whisky? Refreshing? Really? Well, not exactly whisky – as in the conventionally distilled stuff. Spearhead Whisky is a single grain Scotch that uses 100% malted barley, undergoes an extended fermentation time and is distilled in a completely different way to the norm, in a copper Coffey-style Still that operates continuously. So in short – yes. And we can prove it, by serving you a Peach Head – our unique take on a spritzer, except we replace the wine with whisky.
A WHISKY SPRITZER? SERIOUSLY? THE PROOF IS IN THE PALATE.
As firm believers that rules are made to be broken, the answer is a resounding yes; why not? Actually, a Spearhead Whisky Spritzer is a deliciously different take on the Wine Spritzer. And a bit more daring too. But before you go reaching for your spritzer mixers – let’s delve a bit deeper into its origins.
THE WINE SPRITZER’S BUBBLY BEGINNINGS.
Like many cocktails, the origins of the Wine Spritzer are not set in stone. But the most commonly quoted story is that ‘the spritzer was born in the nineteenth century (in Austria) as a way to create bubbly wine. Traditionally, the spritzer is made with cold wine and cold soda water, served in a wine glass with no ice, but now, as is common with many traditional drinks, several variations can be found.’
A simple story that makes complete sense. What makes a little less sense however (in theory), is our replacing the soda bubbles with ginger ale and the wine with Spearhead whisky and a squeeze of lemon. It only starts to make sense when taste it. Go on, try a Peach Head – we promise it won’t be your last.