Cinnamon Pear Whisky

Cinnamon-spiced pear whisky forms the base of our winter twist on the classic old fashioned - Without Prejudice and a number of other Christmas recipes we debuted in 2017.

It was inspired by the sheer quantity of pears the tree in our front garden produces every year. So many pears that old ladies from the neighbourhood come by and fill carrier bags with the things - whacking the tree with their walking stick to encourage the fruit from higher up to fall. Which is fine by me, because otherwise they drop, rot and ferment in the front garden, and if we go away for more than a few days we come back to a doorstep that smells like rough cider.

So as the old saying goes, 'if life gives you pears, add them to whisky...', and if it's winter, throw in some cinnamon as well.

Cinnamon Pear Whisky

Makes about 700ml - Combine three thinly sliced pears, six cinnamon sticks and a bottle of blended Speyside whisky in a mason jar or similar container. Shake the container regularly for three-five days (according to taste). Once it is ready, strain out the solid and store the infused whisky in a sterile bottle.

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