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 …

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 …