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 …

Rebel Yell Cognac Finish

Kentucky-based Lux Row Distillers is bringing a Rebel Yell bourbon expression finished in cognac casks to the UK. The second limited edition release follows the success of the brand’s French Oak Finish last year. Like its predecessor, the whiskey won’t be released in its US homeland. This year’s special release sees Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight …

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 …

Old Forester

American bourbon brand Old Forester is launching its Single Barrel in the UK this autumn. The Old Forester Single Barrel programme unlocks the possibility for the trade to offer customers an exclusive, one-of-a-kind bourbon expression. The opportunity will see accounts and individuals select their own single barrel as they’re guided through an expert tasting of …

Four Roses Bourbon has introduced new sharing jugs to help operators entice drinkers and increase sales over the summer months. Four Roses is unlike any other Bourbon. Perhaps it’s because only Four Roses handcrafts ten distinct and extraordinary Bourbon recipes, the process of blending the recipes together is called mingling. The new metal sharing jugs, …

Rebel Yell

Kentucky bourbon brand Rebel Yell has launched a new cocktail competition to find the UK’s ‘best bourbon bartender’. The winner will be in with the chance to win a visit to Rebel Yell’s distillery on the Bourbon Trail during the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in September. Bartenders need to submit a ‘Lucky 7s’ combination – a …

Woodford Reserve barrel programme

Brown-Forman-owned bourbon brand Woodford Reserve is introducing exclusive barrels to the on-trade, designed to pre-batch Old Fashioned cocktails. Woodford Reserve’s exclusive 2L barrel has a steel interior and a wooden exterior which allows control over the final flavours of its contents and is designed to ensure consistency. The tap is connected to the barrel via …

Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned Cocktail Syrup

Woodford Reserve bourbon is launching its Old Fashioned Cocktail Syrup, developed in collaboration with UK bartenders, across the on-trade. The Old Fashioned cocktail is often perceived as complex and time-consuming to perfect. To challenge this view, Woodford Reserve has created a syrup that recreates the integrated flavour of the core ingredients of the classic serve …

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 …