Drambuie, a Scotch Whisky liqueur, was relaunched with a cocktail tasting party and some jazz music by Louis Armstrong’s grandson, Herb Armstrong, at the New Orleans inspired bar, The Swinging Cat on Wednesday 7 September 2016.
As part of this relaunch, Drambuie launched a three month bar activation called, ‘A Night with the Nail’, which commences on 8 September 2016 and recurs every Thursday at The Swinging Cat. The evening will promote the Drambuie cocktail, The Rusty Nail, and patrons will be treated to live jazz music as they enjoy the night at the New Orleans inspired underground bar, The Swinging Cat.
Patrons can expect to hear a few phone calls from the Drambuie ‘Barkeep’s Phone’, which will ring throughout the night. Whoever answers the phone first receives a round of Rusty Nail’s for themselves and their friends on the house.
Patrons could also win a Rusty Nail Kit including a bottle of Drambuie, a bottle of Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whisky, a mixing spoon, ice mould and tumblers, by uploading a photo of themselves enjoying a Rusty Nail with the hashtag #nightwiththenail on instagram.
The Rusty Nail is a classic cocktail made with one part Drambuie, two parts Scotch Whisky and a lemon twist over ice. It was made famous by the Rat Pack in the infamous New York nightclubs of the early 60s and served at the renowned ‘21 Club’ that was frequented by Hemmingway, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra and JFK.
No one is certain of how The Rusty Nail got its name. Some say it got its name from the immigrant Scot bartenders stirring the cocktail with a rusty nail before serving it to their American patrons. Others say it is likely to get its name from its rusty, amber colour.
For more information about The Swinging Cat, go to: www.theswingingcat.com