Black Bottle 10-year-old

The makers of scotch whisky Black Bottle have launched a 10-year-old variant, marking the first release from the brand in over 20 years. Matured in American Oak casks, the “rich blend with a slightly smoky heart” pays homage to its 1998 predecessor and namesake, with Black Bottle’s blenders carefully choosing elements old and new to …

Glasshouse Whisky

Langstane Liquor Company has unveiled Glasshouse, a “bright and fruity” whisky designed to be complementary in long drinks. The company, co-founded by Ben Iravani, Josh Rennie and Alex Lawrence, who is also the global head of bar operations for Mr Lyan Group, studied the whisky Highball and subsequently created a liquid to suit it. The …

Kininvie Works Collection

William Grant & Sons has launched three “experiential” whiskies from Kininvie Distillery, including a single malt, single grain and blended scotch. The first expression in the Kininvie Works collection, KVSM001, presents a tiple-distilled single malt, aged in ex-bourbon casks for five years. The 47% liquid has a “floral and fruity character with hints of pear …

The Glasgow Distillery 1770 Peated

The Glasgow Distillery has launched a peated version of its 1770 Glasgow Single Malt Whisky. 1770 Peated is created by smoking barley with aromatic heather-rich peat from the Scottish Highlands, combined with water of Loch Katrine. The whisky is distilled in copper pot stills and matured in first fill ex-sherry casks and finished in virgin …

Johnnie Walker Highballs

Diageo-owned scotch whisky brand Johnnie Walker has launched a new global campaign centred around promoting the Highball. The campaign comes as part of Johnnie Walker’s continued efforts to popularise the serve, which classically combines scotch and soda. In recent years, the brand installed Highball bars at Taste festivals and as part of its partnership with …

Crabbie's Yardhead single malt whisky

Scotch whisky brand John Crabbie & Co has launched a special single malt to be enjoyed in mixed drinks and cocktails. Described as Crabbie’s most significant release to date, Yardhead is aimed squarely at the growing sector of young spirits drinkers who want to do more with whisky than just sip it. The name Yardhead …

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Glenury Royal

Diageo has launched Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Glenury Royal, the third release in a series of special editions crafted using rare “ghost” whiskies from closed distilleries. At the heart of the whisky lies the Highland single malt Glenury Royal, from the distillery of the same name that shut its doors in 1985. …

Talisker Wild Spirit

Diageo Reserve’s scotch whisky brand Talisker has launched a new bartender training programme and competition, which will see the brand embark on a UK-wide tour. The Wild Spirit Whisky Tour is said to be a progressive evolution of the brand’s Race to Skye competition, which launched in 2017. It will visit a total of 16 …

Chivas Masters

Applications have opened for Chivas Masters, a global bartender competition from blended scotch whisky brand Chivas. Now in its sixth year, the competition celebrates the individual blend that makes world class bartenders who they are and champions the spirit of collaboration. Applications open in 13 countries across four continents. This year, bartenders are challenged to …

Glen Moray Cider Cask

Glen Moray Distillery has released a cider cask-finished single malt scotch whisky, an industry first and available exclusively to the UK. The Cider Cask Project is the first release from the new Glen Moray Elgin Curiosity Range, which embraces master distiller Graham Coull’s “passion for experimentation and desire to push boundaries in the world of …