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 …

Teeling Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

Teeling is releasing Single Pot Still, the first whiskey expression created at the brand’s new Dublin-based distillery. Available to order from the end of September, the whiskey is crafted using a traditional Dublin pot still recipe of 50% un-malted spring barley and 50% malted barley which is triple distilled and matured in a combination of …

Jameson Caskmates Fourpure Limited Edition

Pernod Ricard-owned Jameson Irish Whiskey has collaborated with London’s Fourpure Brewing Co to create a limited edition whiskey exclusively for the UK on-trade. The release, which forms part of Jameson’s Caskmates range, is set to tap into the existing consumer appetite for craft beer and whiskey. To create the expression, Jameson’s triple distilled Irish whiskey …

The Irishman Vintage Cask

Co Carlow-based Walsh Whiskey has unveiled the 2019 vintage of The Irishman Vintage Cask, a rare cask strength Irish whiskey expression. The Irishman Vintage Cask 2019 marries single pot still and single malt whiskey matured in first-fill bourbon casks, which is non chill-filtered and cut to 54% ABV. According to its maker, the expression offers …

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 …

Dingle Distillery Batch No 4

Ireland’s The Dingle Whiskey Distillery has unveiled its fourth single malt whiskey, which is limited to just 2,000 bottles in the UK. A marriage of bourbon, sherry and port casks, Batch No 4 Single Malt (46.5% ABV), is described as a “full-flavoured yet harmoniously balanced mix of creamy vanilla sweetness from the American oak casks, …

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 …

Teeling Whiskey

Dublin-based whiskey distillery Teeling has named Maverick Drinks the exclusive UK distributor for its collection of whiskies. Teeling’s core range features three bottlings. Its Small Batch Whiskey is finished in central American rum casks, which impart a “subtle dried fruit character” on the spirit, the Single Grain has a red grape and berry profile from …