Johnnie Walker Highballs

Diageo-owned scotch whisky brand Johnnie Walker has launched a new global campaign centred around promoting the Highball. The campaign comes as part of Johnnie Walker’s continued efforts to popularise the serve, which classically combines scotch and soda. In recent years, the brand installed Highball bars at Taste festivals and as part of its partnership with …

Chivas Masters 2019

Scotch whisky brand Chivas has revealed the 14 finalists set to compete in the 2019 Chivas Masters global competition. Chivas Masters celebrates a community of bartenders who embody Chivas’ core values of success, collaboration and generosity. Built around the belief that blended is better – in life and in Scotch – community sits at the …

Crabbie's Yardhead single malt whisky

Scotch whisky brand John Crabbie & Co has launched a special single malt to be enjoyed in mixed drinks and cocktails. Described as Crabbie’s most significant release to date, Yardhead is aimed squarely at the growing sector of young spirits drinkers who want to do more with whisky than just sip it. The name Yardhead …

The English Whisky Co fruit liqueurs

Norfolk-based distiller The English Whisky Co has added two new whisky and fruit liqueurs to its portfolio. The Norfolk Quince Whisky Liqueur and The Norfolk Redcurrant Whisky Liqueur combine hand-distilled English single malts and traditional, lesser-known British fruits. Described as rich and fruity, The Norfolk Redcurrant Whisky Liqueur mixes redcurrants with The English Whisky Co’s …

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Glenury Royal

Diageo has launched Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Glenury Royal, the third release in a series of special editions crafted using rare “ghost” whiskies from closed distilleries. At the heart of the whisky lies the Highland single malt Glenury Royal, from the distillery of the same name that shut its doors in 1985. …

Starward Nova

Australian whisky brand Starward has launched a single malt whisky matured in Australian red wine barrels to the UK. According to its maker, the new whisky, named Starward Nova, introduces a “distinct new style” to the category, which “utilises the unique climate, terroir and raw materials of Australia”. The barrels, which previously held Shiraz, Cabernet …

Four Roses Bourbon has introduced new sharing jugs to help operators entice drinkers and increase sales over the summer months. Four Roses is unlike any other Bourbon. Perhaps it’s because only Four Roses handcrafts ten distinct and extraordinary Bourbon recipes, the process of blending the recipes together is called mingling. The new metal sharing jugs, …

Distell 2019 Limited Release Collection

African drinks giant and whisky producer Distell has digitally unveiled is 2019 Limited Release Collection, featuring expressions from Bunnahabhain, Tobermory and Deanston. A bespoke whisky tasting featuring the special releases has been captured on film to showcase eight malts to be launched as part of this year’s limited edition range. The tastings, held at Deanston …

Bobby Hiddleston of Swift Bar creates a wood smoke cocktail

Islay single malt whisky Ardbeg is on a mission to spread the word about the “delicious possibilities” of smoke, through a new bartender education programme. Ardbeg Masters of Smoke will deliver in-depth training on the complex science of smoke to on-trade professionals, featuring an ever-evolving repository of smoke-related content and tools to help bartenders understand …

Larkfire

A premium, Scottish-sourced canned water brand called Larkfire is launching to the UK, specifically designed to support and enhance the flavours of whisky. Developed by two whisky enthusiasts who observed people drinking wild water from streams in Scotland, Larkfire is naturally sourced on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, characterised by its wild, …