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 …

Aberfeldy 15-Year-Old

Bacardi-owned single malt scotch whisky Aberfeldy has expanded its range with the launch of a 15-year-old expression finished in Bordeaux wine casks. Red wine casks from Pomerol, the smallest of all major Bordeaux wine producing appellations, were selected to finish the new limited edition bottling. It spent 15 years in a combination of bourbon re-fill …

Filey Bay Yorkshire Single Malt Whisky

Whisky distillery Spirit of Yorkshire has launched Filey Bay, thought to be Yorkshire’s first single malt whisky. Produced in the coastal village of Hunmanby of north Yorkshire, Filey Bay is inspired by the bay that is in sight of the distillery. The 46% ABV single malt is a combination of two distillate styles, matured in …

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 …

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 …

Starward Nova

Australian whisky brand Starward has launched a single malt whisky matured in Australian red wine barrels to the UK. According to its maker, the new whisky, named Starward Nova, introduces a “distinct new style” to the category, which “utilises the unique climate, terroir and raw materials of Australia”. The barrels, which previously held Shiraz, Cabernet …

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, …

Tomatin Warehouse 6 Collection 1975

Highland distillery Tomatin has released the 1975, the third limited edition single malt whisky expression in its Warehouse 6 Collection. Distilled on 8 December 1975, the spirit has been maturing for the past 43 years in a Spanish oloroso sherry butt, cask number 35834. Along with Tomatin distillery’s “most cherished casks”, the 1975 has been …

Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1991

A 1991 vintage single malt whisky celebrating “the pioneers of the wood finish” has been released as the fourth limited edition in Glenmorangie’s Bond House No 1 series. To create the new “rich plum” expression, Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s director of distilling, whisky creation and whisky stocks, married together two parcels of whisky which, ordinarily, …