R&B Distillers is partnering premium mixer brand Fentimans to encourage people to be more adventurous in the ways they drink whisky.
The distiller, which supplies Highland single grain scotch Borders, has come up with serving suggestions using mixers that match the flavour notes in its whisky.
As well as mixing it with soda, it is suggested for pairing with Fentimans Curiosity Cola, which is brewed using cinnamon that complements the sweet vanilla notes of Borders.
The herbaceous notes of the whisky are picked up by Fentimans Rose Lemonade, giving the drink a pinkish hue, while Fentimans Ginger Ale adds heat to a long serve.
Using traditional recipes, Fentimans mixers are botanically brewed, using a combination of infusion, skilful blending and fermentation of natural ingredients.
Chris Hoban, brand ambassador for R&B Distillers, said: “Looking for a whisky alternative to the classic G&T, we started experimenting with the extensive range from Fentimans because we felt their story shared our values.
“We were delighted to discover our personal favourites of Borders with Rose Lemonade, Ginger Ale or Curiosity Cola which are now our go-to long drinks for any season.”
Borders is the only single grain scotch whisky to contain 50% wheat and 50% malted barley from one Highland distillery. It was inspired by co-founder Alasdair Day’s great-grandfather who blended whisky in the Coldstream area of Scotland, and R&B plans to bring a distillery back to this forgotten region, with Borders providing a taste of things to come.