Jack Daniel's Lynchburg Lemonade

Ten bartenders from around the north-west have made it through to the next stage of a cocktail competition run by Jack Daniel’s whiskey. They were selected after creating recipes in the second outing for the brand’s Tennessee Calling campaign, vying for three places on a trip to the whiskey’s home in Tennessee. The top 10 …

Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey JJ Corry Photograph by John Kelly.

A new whiskey, JJ Corry, has been launched into the UK by Ireland’s only whiskey bonder, The Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey Co. JJ Corry The Gael is made 5% with 26-year-old single malt, 27.5% with 11-year-old single malt, 27.5% with 15-year-old single malt and the remaining 40% with seven-year-old single grain whiskey. The whiskey is …

Dingle Distillery Batch 2 single malt

The Dingle Distillery in south-west Ireland is releasing a limited-edition single malt whiskey and its first pot still whiskey in the UK. Aiming to “fuel the Irish whiskey renaissance”, the two new expressions follow the UK launch of the distillery’s Batch No 1 Single Malt Whiskey in February. Both are bottled at 46.5% ABV. Batch …

The Pogues Irish Whiskey

A new bottle and brand identity have been launched for the Irish whiskey developed in collaboration with legendary band The Pogues. Originally released two years ago, The Pogues Irish Whiskey has new branding that focuses on key elements of its Irish heritage and association with the music industry through “playful and intriguing” Celtic-inspired illustrations. The …

Four Roses Latest Small Batch Edition 2017

The latest small-batch limited-edition bourbon has been launched in the UK for Four Roses – and demand is expected to be high. Crafted by master distiller Brent Elliot, just 3,000 hand-numbered bottles of the 2017 release will be available across Europe including the UK. After the success of previous releases, UK distributor Spirit Cartel believes …

Dubliner Master Distiller's Reserve

A new premium expression is to be launched for The Dubliner Irish whiskey range, made with whiskeys aged for up to 10 years. Master distiller Darryl McNally has blended a selection of single malt and grain Irish whiskeys matured in ex-bourbon casks – as with all the brand’s whiskeys – to create The Dubliner Master …

Heaven Hill Distillery has relaunched its Elijah Craig Small Batch bourbon without its 12-year-old age statement because its popularity means that stocks are under too much pressure. While retaining the flavour profile, it will now be made with liquid aged from eight to 12 years with no age statement on the label. It also reflects …

Kings County Bottled-in-Bond Straight Bourbon Whiskey

A super-premium bourbon from New York City’s oldest operating whiskey distillery has been released in the UK through Amathus Drinks. Kings County Bottled-in-Bond Straight Bourbon Whiskey uses a designation that refers to American whiskeys that are distilled, aged and bottled entirely at one distillery, from barrels filled in one season, by one distiller. It also …

Jack Daniel's Lynchburg Lemonade

Bartenders in the north-west have a chance to win a trip to Tennessee as part of the latest activity for Jack Daniel’s whiskey. The brand is launching its Tennessee Calling II programme on October 26 at The Liverpool Sessions – an educational event for bartenders based on the popular London Sessions series run by Rebekkah …

Maker's Mark Diplomat Amanda Humphrey

A new programme has been launched for Maker’s Mark bourbon celebrating bartenders as “true craftspeople and artists”. Under the banner of “The Makers”, the bartender engagement programme features a series of workshops that explore the four key elements of the whiskey: wood, wax, wheat and paper. Bartenders are being invited to creative spaces in cities …