Published on July 22, 2022
Made with mischief in mind.
Urchin Spirits is a UK-based company that have produced two brand-new whiskey liqueurs. Exclusively distributed by Proof Drinks, Lucky Sod and Scorch have been developed to appeal to a younger legal drinking age demographic of non-traditional whisky drinkers.
The bottlings were designed for those who value ‘on-trend flavours, a smoother taste and lower percentage ABV’. Both products’ visual designs feature striking illustrations in bold, upfront typography and are both best enjoyed served as a shot. Managing director of Proof Drinks John Vider commented: “With the recent resurgence of shot sales we saw a huge opportunity to elevate the category with better and more innovative products. Lucky Sod and Scorch achieve both these things with top quality liquid combined with a twist on the traditional.”
Lucky Sod is an Irish whiskey liqueur with flavours of toffee, caramel and vanilla. It clocks in at 29% ABV, and is presented in a 700ml bottle featuring a ‘mischievous’ smirking cat character, inspired by the fable of the lucky black bog cat.
Crafty as a black Irish bog cat, Lucky Sod is a cunning combination of dark Irish whiskey, smooth vanilla and silky toffee caramel flavours. Spin the wheel, roll the dice. Serve straight up, or on ice.
Scorch is a Scotch whisky liqueur that nods to the classic Old Fashioned cocktail. Drinkers will pick up notes of candied blood orange, sweet vanilla and chilli heat. The 29% ABV liquid is also offered in a 700ml bottling with a bold logo illustrating a classic stag with horns of fire to accompany the ‘let tradition burn’ tag line of the brand.
Fire. Traditionalists like their whisky sitting next to one. Scorch is not for them. Here, the blaze roars from within. Candied blood orange and honey sweet vanilla flavours succumb to irresistible waves of warming chilli heat.
Although recommended enjoyed straight up, both Lucky Sod and Scorch can be enjoyed in a wide range of mixed drinks, including a Fiery Old Fashioned comprising 50ml Scorch, two dash bitters, ice and orange peel; and a Mixed Fortune built with 50ml Lucky Sod and 150ml Cola over ice.
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