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 …

Five Farms Irish Cream

McCormick Distilling, producer of Tequila Rose Strawberry Cream Liqueur and Broker’s Gin, is bringing Five Farms Irish Cream to the UK on-trade. Entirely sourced and produced in County Cork, Ireland, Five Farms is created by combining single batches of fresh cream with premium triple-distilled Irish whiskey. The brand’s name derives from the five family-owned farms …

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 …

Powers Gold Label Distiller’s Cut

Pernod Ricard UK is set to reintroduce Powers Irish Whiskey’s celebrated Gold Label expression to the UK, featuring a new brand identity and higher ABV of 43.2%. First established in 1791 in Dublin’s famed John’s Lane Distillery, Powers is now made at the Midleton Distillery in County Cork. Not only has every drop of the …

Jameson Grow Your Own Cocktail web series

Jameson Irish Whiskey has developed a Grow Your Own Cocktail web series, alongside a new competition, to promote local sourcing, collaboration and discovery among bartenders and producers around the world. Last year, the Jameson team brought bartenders, local farmers and producers together in communities across the globe to encourage mixologists to create locally inspired cocktails. …

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 …

Tullamore Dew XO Caribbean Rum Cask Finish

William Grant & Sons-owned Irish whiskey brand Tullamore Dew has launched an XO expression finished in Caribbean rum casks to the UK. Tully XO has been created to take drinkers on a journey from Ireland to the Caribbean, highlighting the role the Irish emigrants of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries played in the early development …

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 …

Kinahan’s Kasc Project whiskey

Irish distiller Kinahan’s has launched the first in a new series of whiskies called the Kasc Project, which comprises of expressions made in bespoke handmade hybrid casks. Each cask is individually constructed from a mix of five different types of wood, including Portuguese oak, French oak, American oak, Hungarian oak and Chestnut, which is said …