Top 10 Scottish spirits that aren’t Scotch

23rd January, 2017 by Amy Hopkins


Unveiled only in November last year, Scotch whisky-based “elixir” Aelder is the brainchild of Rupert Waites and Thomas Chisholm, of Scottish pop-up dining experience The Buck and Birch. The 17% abv spirit – more like a liqueur than a Scotch whisky – is made by marrying elderberries with a blended Scotch whisky and “secret recipe” of wild Scottish botanicals. In addition to sipping neat, serving suggestions for Aelder include paired with cheese, drizzled on vanilla ice cream or topped up with Prosecco.

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