We were kindly gifted a sample of “Balvenie Stories, The Sweet Toast of American Oak” - a whisky aged for 12 years. After a straight sip we also decided we wanted to use it in a cocktail. However with such a characteristic and high quality whisky we really wanted to make a cocktail in which the whisky was the defining ingredient.
And the Revolver cocktail was the answer. In one way it can't get more simple - just whisky, coffee and bitters. On the other hand this is such a complex cocktail with those deep and rich flavors from the Balvenie whisky, combined with the roasted coffee notes and the citrusy bitters.
Recipe by Jon Santer
2 oz whisky
0,5 oz coffee liqueur
2 dashes orange bitters
Stir all ingredients with fresh ice and strain into a coupe.