Isle of Raasay Gin

The Isle of Raasay Distillery has launched its first Hebridean gin ahead of International Scottish Gin Day on Saturday August 3. Handcrafted in the Hebrides, the Isle of Raasay Gin is distilled in a Frilli copper pot still using an blend of ten traditional, local botanicals, alongside water from the distillery’s well. Created in collaboration …

Eight Lands Organic Speyside Gin & Vodka

Family-owned Scottish producer Glenrinnes Distillery has released two new organic spirits: Eight Lands Organic Speyside Gin and Eight Lands Organic Speyside Vodka. Co-founded by father and stepson team Alasdair Locke and Alex Christou, the purpose-built 5,400 sq/ft distillery is located at the foot of the Ben Rinnes mountain in the Speyside region of Scotland. Eight …

Larkfire

A premium, Scottish-sourced canned water brand called Larkfire is launching to the UK, specifically designed to support and enhance the flavours of whisky. Developed by two whisky enthusiasts who observed people drinking wild water from streams in Scotland, Larkfire is naturally sourced on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, characterised by its wild, …

Caorunn Highland Strength gin

Caorunn is launching a 54% ABV Highland Strength gin ahead of its upcoming ten-year anniversary and in celebration of World Gin Day on June 8. Produced at the Balmenach Distillery in the Scottish Highlands, the stronger version of Caorunn Gin infuses five locally foraged Celtic botanicals and six traditional gin botanicals in what is thought …

The Balvenie Stories range

Speyside distillery The Balvenie has launched its new Stories range, a collection of three single malt whiskies inspired by tales of character, endeavour and craft. The collection comprises of The Sweet Toast of American Oak (43% ABV), The Week of Peat (48.3% ABV) and A Day of Dark Barley (47.8% ABV). Aged for 12 years, …

Camera cocktail

Restaurateur Trisha McCrae has opened a new basement bar called Camera in Newington, Edinburgh. Located under the restaurant at 74-78 Clerk Street, the bar has its own private access door, fitted with its own doorbell which visitors must ring for entry. The venue boasts a “quirky” interior design with a “homely but minimal feel”. Trishna’s …

The High Dive pizza bar

Italian street food company Civerinos Food Club has opened the doors to The High Dive, its third pizza bar in Edinburgh. The new “family-friendly” neighbourhood venue is situated on St Leonard’s Street in the former Old Montague Bar, and serves all-day breakfast, wood fired pizza, drinks and cocktails. From 9am, guests can indulge in complimentary …

Banditti Club Rum

The Glasgow Distillery Company has expanded its premium spirits range with the launch of Banditti Club – Glasgow Spiced Rum. Matured and spiced in Glasgow, Banditti Club is made using rum distilled from freshly pressed sugar cane juice on the Island of Maderia. Aged for up to 12 months in oak casks, the rum is …

On and leading up to January 25, bars around the UK honour the life and work of Scotland’s immortal poet Robert Burns. Burns Night marks the anniversary of legendary Scottish poet Robert Burns’ birthday. Whisky, haggis, and poetry combine in abundance every year as people come together to celebrate this national treasure and his enduring …

Misty Isle Vodka

Isle of Skye Distillers has launched Misty Isle Vodka, thought to be the first vodka produced on the Scottish island. Triple-distilled in small batches at 40% ABV, Misty Isle Vodka is made with waters drawn from the Storr Lochs, just three miles from the distillery. The new expression is said to have a “light, refreshing …