Distribution grows for leading bartender’s bottled cocktails

Mr Lyan cocktails

A range of bottled cocktails created by Ryan Chetiyawardana of London bars White Lyan and Dandelyan has expanded distribution through Master of Malt and Maverick Drinks.

The drinks, which are branded under the name of Ryan’s business, Mr Lyan, were originally available exclusively through retailer Selfridges. Coming in 50cl bottles, they are ready for serving straight from the fridge.

The Bonfire Old Fashioned, at 30.8% ABV, is a smoky twist on the classic cocktail, made with a whisky developed for Mr Lyan, combined with rare lapsang souchong tea and cola bitters.

The Spotless Martini, at 30.6% ABV, is made with Mr Lyan’s own gin, with olive and lemon peel distillates, and a crisp vermouth, while the Candelit Manhattan, at 27.3% ABV, combines Mr Lyan’s bourbon with sweet vermouths and bitters.

The Rainy Day Spritz, at 16.6% ABV, combines raspberry eau de vie, crisp vermouth and bitter rhubarb liqueur, which can be enjoyed straight from the fridge or mixed with soda, white wine, or prosecco in the style of a classic spritz.

The Diamond Rickey, at 21.8% ABV, is a blend of Mr Lyan’s gin, a lime and almond liqueur and grapefruit pulp distillate, which can be enjoyed chilled mixed with a little tonic or prosecco.

While the Candlelit Manhattan is available from Master for Malt for £46.95, the others retail between £26 and £30.

The bottles were designed by Bow & Arrow, where the founder and creative partner is Natasha Chetiywardana, Ryan’s sister and joint owner of White Lyan bar.

They feature illustrations drawn by Ryan himself, creating a symbol for each variant that sums up the name or ingredient, such as a ladybird with no spots for the Spotless Martini.

Ryan is also setting up the new Dandelyan bar at the Mondrian hotel at Sea Containers on London’s South Bank.
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