Aultmore_12YO

A new range of single-malt whiskies has been released from the little-known Aultmore distillery as part of John Dewar & Sons’ Last Great Malts of Scotland. The bottlings, all at 46% ABV, are Aultmore 12-year-old, Aultmore 21-year-old and Aultmore 25-year-old, available in limited quantities, which are being launched this month. The distillery in the hills …

The Wild Geese Winter Cocktails Rum Mai Tai & Whiskey Sazerac

A range of cocktails has been created to brighten up the winter months by bartender Stav B using The Wild Geese Irish whiskeys and Caribbean rums. She has set out to put an authentic twist on a series of classic serves, using ingredients such as fruity plum bitters and earthy nutmeg as well as rich …

The Cocktail Trading Company_Fred Noe

A team from a bar that is so new that it hasn’t yet opened was the winner of a cocktail competition run for Jim Beam whiskey. The Cocktail Trading Company won the Shake History competition where teams from bars around the UK were challenged to create a drink that was worthy of making history and …

myles davies jameson

A new programme to encourage bartenders to experiment with barrel-aged cocktails has been introduced for Irish whiskey Jameson. The brand, part of Pernod Ricard UK’s portfolio, is working on the initiative with leading London bartender Myles Davies, group bars manager for Hix Restaurants (pictured centre). He has been barrel-ageing cocktails in a 15-litre barrel that …

Irishman whiskeys

Emporia Brands has introduced two new special-edition Irish whiskeys from Walsh Whiskey Distillery under The Irishman brand. The Irishman Single Malt 12 Year Old is triple distilled in copper pot stills and matured exclusively in first-fill, flame-charred ex-bourbon barrels. It is bottled at 43% ABV without chill-filtering, with each of the 6,000 bottles produced numbered …

Woodford_Reserve double oaked

A new variant of small-batch bourbon Woodford Reserve is to be launched featuring a second maturation in a heavily charred barrel to add more complexity. Woodford Reserve Double Oaked is a permanent extension of its Distiller’s Select whiskey and was inspired by the success of the different ageing methods used in the brand’s Seasoned Oak …

jefferson's bourbon

The Jefferson’s Presidential Selection range of bourbons is to be further developed in the UK after becoming part of the portfolio of leading drinks company Cellar Trends. It will distribute the premium and super-premium whiskeys to top-end bars, restaurants and hotels throughout the UK as well as specialist whisky retailers. It follows Cellar Trends’ appointment …

Jack Daniel's Macbeth

A new music campaign has been launched for Jack Daniel’s whiskey that celebrates “hand-crafted” music, starting with the brand’s own live music venue in east London. The Jack Rocks programme of activities will run throughout the year, highlighting the whiskey’s special place in music, including partnerships with independent venues all over the country. Distributor Bacardi …

Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2014

The UK’s limited allocation of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2014 is on the high seas, with the eagerly-awaited five-strong collection of bourbon and rye whiskeys available to the UK from mid-October. Available through distributor Hi-Spirits, the annually-released Antique Collection are among the finest spirits produced at the historic Buffalo Trace Distillery in Kentucky. The …

Woodford Reserve Infusion Jar

***THIS PROMOTION IS NOW CLOSED TO ENTRIES*** Premium small-batch Kentucky bourbon Woodford Reserve is currently leading the renaissance of premium bourbons in the UK. To add a twist to a bar’s drinks menu, infusion jars can be used for infusing new flavours into your Woodford Reserve cocktails. In the UK, Woodford Reserve from Bacardi Brown-Forman …