The Glenrothes Julep

The Glenrothes Julep. Supplie photo

Try a Scottish spin on the classic Derby Cocktail—The Mint Julep. Switch your bourbon for The Glenrothes 12 Year Old and enjoy the Glenrothes Julep! 

• 2 oz The Glenrothes 12 Year Old
• 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
• 2 teaspoons water
• 4 fresh mint leaves (plus additional for garnish)

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Classic Mint Julep

Classic mint julep. photo

With its mountain of crushed ice, the mint julep is one drink that cries out for a straw, and a reusable glass one allows for the purest taste of bourbon and mint. In fact, it was because he didn’t like the way rye grass made his mint juleps taste that an American inventor named Marvin C. Stone created the first paper straws, back in the late 19th century.

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The Last Word: Mint Julep

Mint Julep. Meghan Kirkpatrick photo.

“…that the mounds of ices, and the bowls of mint-julep and sherry cobbler they make in these latitudes, are refreshments never to be thought of afterwards, in summer, by those who would preserve contented minds.”

—Charles Dickens, while travelling in America (1842)

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