Since a lot of single malts tend to be over the $30 and $40 range I've been looking into the blends. Anybody have recommendations? Perhaps independent bottlers or something that Binny's carries (since that the bottle store I tend to frequent).
Michael Cecconi is the former mixologist at New York’s Back Forty; he's currently the head bartender at San Francisco's Two Sisters Bar and Books, and teaches at the Institute of Culinary Education. Here he shares a quick summertime drink idea, called a Scotch Blossom: 2 ounces of Scotch, 1 ounce of honey simple syrup, 1 ounce of lime juice, 4 to 8 mint leaves, and ice. Shake vigorously, add soda water, and enjoy.