Paddy Irish Whiskey

Paddy, the world’s fourth largest Irish whiskey brand, is set for growth after being added to the portfolio of UK distributor Hi-Spirits. The new agreement, starting on July 1, covers distribution in the UK on-trade and off-trade and travel retail. It follows the acquisition of the Paddy brand by US spirits company Sazerac in May. …

Dubliner 10 whiskey

A limited-edition 10-year-old single malt has been released for The Dubliner Irish Whiskey after the brand’s launch in the UK last year. With ABV of 42%, it is made from 100% malted barley and distilled in copper pot stills and matured in oak casks that previously held Kentucky bourbon. Produced by The Dublin Whiskey Company …

Whiskey Thief bourbon

An unconventional new hand-crafted bourbon, Whiskey Thief, has been launched in the UK by distributor Amathus, aimed at a 20-something demographic. It has been developed at the MGP Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, in a collaboration with Stacey Thomas, the owner of north London music venue and whiskey mecca The Lexington, and Roy Evans who, as …

Jim Beam Double Oak

Jim Beam Double Oak whiskey – matured in two different American oak barrels – is to be introduced in the UK this month. The long-awaited release will be a permanent addition to the portfolio, distributed through Maxxium UK for Beam Suntory. The signature Jim Beam whiskey is first matured in new charred American white oak …

Koval whiskeys

Robert Birnecker, the master distiller and founder of Koval Distillery in Chicago, is heading to the UK to lead masterclasses for bartenders with new distributor Emporia Brands. The team will visit London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow to launch the Koval range which includes the American whiskey expressions of Millet, Rye and Bourbon as well as …

Koval whiskeys

American craft distillery Koval is to step up distribution of its whiskeys across the UK after forming a partnership with leading drinks company Emporia Brands. The new deal comprises Koval’s three Bourbon, Rye, and Millet whiskeys as well as Koval Dry Gin. In the coming months, Emporia Brands plans to add Koval Four Grain whiskey …

Old Pulteney 1989 whisky

Producers in countries around the globe, from the US and Ireland to Taiwan and Japan, were again recognised in this year’s World Whiskies Awards. The title of world’s best single malt went to the Old Pulteney 1989 Vintage produced at Pulteney Distillery in Wick in Scotland while Master of Malt’s Reference Series III.2 from Islay …

DYC whisky Larios gin

Larios gin and DYC whisky from Spain are to be launched in the UK as part of a new distribution deal for Sauza tequilas and Kilbeggan and Tyrconnell Irish whiskeys. Catalyst Brands is taking on the portfolio on behalf of Beam Suntory, representing them exclusively across the UK from April 1. Sauza, Tyrconnell and Kilbeggan …

Jim Beam 2016 new look

A new look for Jim Beam whiskeys is to be rolled out in the UK aiming to better represent its premium quality and make it more contemporary while celebrating its heritage. As part of a global revamp of the brand’s packaging, the UK will see the new designs introduced from March onwards although the liquid …

whisky

A new event is making a debut in Brighton in February, offering a lively night out for any fans of whisky looking to discover new brands and drinks. The Whiskey Affair will be split into four sections: scotch, bourbon, whiskey and whiskey cocktails, offering something for all levels of knowledge, from beginners right through to …