Master of Malt Leap Year Cocktail!


So, to celebrate it being a leap year, Master of Malt has released a Secret Leap Year Cocktail. In case you didn’t know, the leap day (the extra one) is traditionally the day where woman are supposed to propose marriage to men.

The idea behind this cocktail is that you taste it and try and guess the ingredients. There are 5 secret ingredients, and the person who guesses them correctly, or gets closest will win a sample bottle of each of Master of Malts vintage cocktails

I will try this cocktail and see if I can guess. If you want to enter too, then buy a sample here on the 29th. But be careful; if you drink too much of it with your missus, then you may wake up engaged! Unless you want to be engaged, in which case; congratulations in advance!

Nose: Ok, I’m going to take a stab at this: Bourbon, dry vermouth, Drambuie, Absinthe (or something else aniseedy) and a dash of Grand Marnier. Pretty much a Sazerac, but with added orange from the Grand Marnier and Drambuie. Let’s see if the palate is along the same lines.

Palate: Yup, my nose is on the money.

Overall: Very tasty. Actually, I don’t normally like aniseed due to a huge amount of Sambuca consumed in Greece when I was 18, but this is actually pretty nice.

I let my sister try it, and she just started shouting: “it burns, it burns!”

I look forward to being pretty much nowhere near the mark with my guess, and I’ll safely assume there won’t be a cue of girls proposing to me on the 29th (sob).

Chris Hoban


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