Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition

Woodford Reserve has collaborated with fine crystal maker Baccarat to launch a new limited edition bourbon expression finished in cognac casks, bottled in Baccarat decanters.  Priced at £1,500 per bottle, the Baccarat Edition ages Woodford Reserve American whiskey in hand-selected XO cognac casks at the brand’s Kentucky distillery. The new launch is said to be …

Bowsaw American whiskey

Kirker Greer Spirits has added a second expression to the UK offering of its American whiskey brand Bowsaw. Distilled and matured in the north of Kentucky, near the Ohio River, Bowsaw Straight Bourbon Whiskey has a unique mash bill comprising 75% corn, 21% rye and 4% barley. It is aged for over three years in …

Angel's Envy

Louisville-based craft whiskey distiller Angel’s Envy is rolling out Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Port Wine Barrels to the UK on-trade. Bottled at 43.3% ABV, the bourbon is blended in small batches of eight to twelve barrels at a time and aged for up to six years, then finished in 60-gallon ruby …

Westward Whiskey

American single malt brand Westward has partnered with premium distributor Spirit Cartel to launch its range of whiskeys in the UK. Inspired by its home in Oregon, Portland in the US, Westward is described as a “provenance-driven” whiskey that uses “minimalist distilling” to maximise the flavour of its grains. Production starts by brewing an American …

Jim Beam

Anna Christopherson from Boda Bar in Edinburgh has won a trip to Tokyo as part of Jim Beam bourbon’s Jim Beam Presents: Class of 2018 bartender programme. Earlier this year, Jim Beam launched the programme to engage with UK bartenders, offering attendees the opportunity to explore the fundamentals of American whiskey and learn about the …