The Whisky Highball is having its moment in the spotlight, as the cocktail’s popularity continues to soar and infiltrate bars across Australia.
Diageo Whisky ambassador Katie Nagar said: “Scotch highballs are experiencing huge resurgence at present, and for good reason. It’s a simple and tasty drink that showcases the quality of Scotch whisky”.
This diversity of flavour means there will always be a variant perfectly suited to bring each highball serve to life, no matter the drinkers flavour preference nor which ingredients or flavours the drink is featuring”.
Proving the classic drink has evolved into a cocktail that is much more than the sum of its parts, Johnnie Walker has teamed up with five of the hottest and most revered bars in Sydney and Melbourne – Scout, Maybe Sammy (recently named in the World’s 50 best Bars), Icebergs, Bar Margaux and Capitano – to create some of the best Whisky Highballs in town. The bright and bold serves are available to order from each respective bar until mid-November.
Scout is bringing the ‘Papaya don’t Preach’ to Surry Hills; a combination of Johnnie Walker Black Label with tea tree distillate, pluot soda and papaya cordial, served with papaya glass ($21)
The Dolphin Hotel, Level 2/412 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Maybe Sammy in Sydney’s CBD has designed the ‘Johnnie & Flamingo’, a flavoursome mix of Johnnie Walker Black Label, citric acid, Peychaud’s Bitter, coconut syrup and house made tropical soda served with a flamingo straw and a kaffir lime leaf, ($15 weekdays between 4:30pm-6:30pm), with a Smoking Gun Bagel for $20.
Icebergs has created the ‘Walking on Thin Ice’ – Johnnie Walker Black Label, Bergamot syrup, verjus, pastis and soda garnished with frozen Bergamot skin. $20 or those who order a Walking on Thin Ice with a Raw Seafood Cracker can enjoy both for $24
Newly opened Bar Margaux in Melbourne has created the ‘Tall, Dark and then Some’, a cocktail using Johnnie Walker Black Label, lemon juice, simple syrup, Pommeau de Normandie, Absinthe and soda served with a morello cherry and a lemon slice ($20). Golden Hour 4pm – 6pm and enjoy the cocktail served with Panisse for $20.
Capitano in North Melbourne has crafted the ‘Leatherwood Highball’ using Johnnie Walker Black Label, Leatherwood and Barley Cordial filtered water with an orange slice.
Address: 421 Rathdowne St, Carlton VIC 3053
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 5.30 – 10pm, Friday 5.30 – 11pm, Saturday 3pm – 11pm, Sunday 12pm – 10pm
Price: $18 or those who order between 5.30pm – 6.30pm on weekdays can enjoy the Leatherwood Highball with a Classic Cheese or Tomato Pizza for $30