Master Mixers Shake Up The Inverness Bar Scene

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Wednesday November 8 2017

Scotch & Rye and Bar One shortlisted in Glenfiddich’s search for Scotland’s best Old Fashioned.

Two Inverness bars, Scotch and Rye and Bar One, have been shortlisted as contenders in Glenfiddich’s search for Scotland’s best Old Fashioned.

The two city centre venues, which are both part of Cru Holdings, were nominated by William Grant and Sons UK 1887 Collective Members, a group of the best young bartending talent in the country, as venues that create some of the best cocktails in Scotland.

As part of the competition, Scotch & Rye and Bar One were sent personalised bottles of Glenfiddich 15-Year-Old, an expression created using a technique pioneered by its Malt Master, and tasked with creating the best Old Fashioned using it.

The venues are now busy perfecting their cocktails, which will be judged at some point between now and December 31st 2017, when Glenfiddich’s Ambassador to Scotland, Mark Thomson, will arrive without notice to sample their creations.

Commenting on the competition, Grant Murray, multi-site manager at Cru Holdings, said:

“It’s great to be recognised once but for two of Cru Holdings venues to be shortlisted for the Glenfiddich 15-year-Old Fashioned competition is brilliant!

“As the only Inverness bars in the competition, we want to really showcase what we have to offer here.

“We’ve been developing the cocktail menus at both venues for some time and pride ourselves on our unique take on traditional recipes so we’re sure we can add an exciting new twist on the Old Fashioned.

“We look forward to Mark Thomson from Glenfiddich coming to Scotch & Rye and Bar One to taste what we’ve created – if they’re a hit, we might even add them to the menus!”



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