The Makers

Maker’s Mark has announced its UK bartender engagement programme for 2018, featuring a series of educational workshops inspired by four key elements of the whiskey: wood, wax, wheat and paper. Kicking off on August 6 in London, The Makers 2018 workshops will take place across London, Edinburgh, Manchester and Bristol. Following the success of last …

Hyde No 6 President s Reserve

Hyde Irish Whiskey has moved to a different distributor in a new partnership to build sales in the UK and take the brand “to the next level”. It has been added to the portfolio of Craftwork, the sales, marketing and distribution agency, which will handle its special releases and limited editions across the UK. Craftwork …

Dead Rabbit Irish whiskey

The Northern Irish duo behind New York City bar The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog are to launch their own whiskey in the UK. After unveiling it in the US in February, The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey is being released in Britain in April through distributor Quintessential Brands. The super-premium whiskey has been developed by …

Balcones Rye whiskey 2018

Texan whisky maker Balcones Distilling is to release its first rye whiskeys, including an addition to its core range. Balcones Texas Rye 100 Proof, bottled at 50% ABV, is made with four different kinds of rye for a rich chocolate character along with more traditional rye spice notes. Due to be launched in the US …

Glendalough whiskeys

Ireland’s Glendalough Distillery is introducing three whiskeys and relaunching its traditional poitín alongside a new bottle design for the range. The Irish whiskeys – Double Barrel and seven-year-old and 13-year-old single malts – are all matured in ex-bourbon barrels before being finished in a second different cask. Glendalough Double Barrel, at 42% ABV, gains its …

Glenmorangie Spios

A single malt whisky fully matured in American oak casks that previously held rye whiskey has today been revealed as the ninth release in Glenmorangie’s Private Edition series. Using the Scots Gaelic for “spice”, Glenmorangie Spìos, the Private Edition for 2018, has a savoury and full-bodied character, with subtle spice thanks to the American whiskey …

Old Forester 2018 packaging

A new look is being unveiled for historic bourbon Old Forester in the UK, taking inspiration from its unique heritage. Rolling out from January onwards, the new packaging aims to reflect a more authentic and premium look for the 43% ABV whiskey while highlighting its place as the only bourbon to be bottled before, during …

Peaky Blinder spirits

A range of spirits has been launched by Midlands brewer Sadler’s to tie in with the success of TV series Peaky Blinders. Under the name of Peaky Blinder, it has launched Irish Whiskey, Spiced Dry Gin and Black Spiced Rum, celebrating traditional flavours from the 1920s when the drama is set but with a modern …

Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Barrel Strength

A new limited-edition expression has been released for Jack Daniel’s whiskey in the UK as part of its Single Barrel Collection. The new Barrel Strength has been bottled at 64.5% ABV, developed to appeal to more discerning consumers who want to explore the world of whiskey. Created by master distiller Jeff Arnett, this high-character single-barrel …

Jack Daniel's Nearest and Dearest

Three bartenders are off to Tennessee to learn more about whiskey after winning a competition run by Jack Daniel’s in the north-west. Josh Davies from The Hedonist Project in Leeds, Tatjana Titimova from Epernay in Manchester and Charlotte Coyle from Filter & Fox in Liverpool were picked by judges in the latest Tennessee Calling campaign. …