In gaelic, uisce betha, or 'water of life' was used to describe such drinks in the Middle Ages. This malted grain whiskey must be produced on the island of Ireland.
Scotch, is malt whisky or grain whisky made in Scotland. Originally made from malted barley, with the addition of wheat and rye. It must be aged for at least 3 years in oak barrels.
A scotch whisky based liqueur, made with honey, herbs and spices since 1910. You can make your own! Here is a recipe from Serious Eats: Combine 1 tsp crushed fennel seeds, with 1/3 cup honey, 1/2 cup water, 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Let the mix steep and cool. Once cool, pour into a sealable glass jar, add 3/4 cup scotch whisky and let sit for 3 days. Strain and re-bottle.
The most common fruit juice used in cocktails. This citrus juice is about 6% acid; pure citric acid. Lemon juice should be used the day it is squeezed, some like it freshly squeezed and others like it a few hours old.
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. #shake #straight
Adapted from Brian Shebario.