Compass Box marks 20 years with Hedonism Felicitas

Independent bottler Compass Box has launched the Hedonism Felicitas whisky to celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. The limited edition Hedonism Felicitas brings together three grain whiskies, each distilled in a different decade. Bottled at 53% ABV, the blended grain whisky offers notes of creamy coconut intertwined with caramel, vanilla and almond. It has a soft finish with creamy toffee. To bring out a toastier aroma and subtle fruitiness, Compass Box recommends adding one ice…

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De Kuyper postpones 325th anniversary activities

Dutch drinks firm De Kuyper has postponed its 325th anniversary celebration until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. This year’s birthday party with staff, partners and friends will now be held on 21 June 2021. De Kuyper said the anniversary year will still be celebrated, but will be adapted where necessary as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. Founded in 1695 by Petrus De Kuyper, the family business opened its first distillery in Schiedam in…

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The week in pictures

London’s Hayman Distillery welcomed HRH Duke of Kent to officially open the family-owned distillery. The London distillery, which is located just four miles from where the family started distilling more than 150 years ago, was opened by the duke, who was joined by 4th and 5th generation members of the Hayman family; Christopher, James & Miranda. The family led a guided tour of the site, which featured a visit to the laboratory, the still room…

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The week in pictures

American whiskey brand Bulleit Bourbon headed to this year’s Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica this week. The awards, now in its 35th year, recognised the best from across 2019’s independent film releases, and this year’s winners included Korean film Parasite, Uncut Gems star Adam Sandler and The Lighthouse actor Willem Dafoe. During the awards ceremony, Bulleit Bourbon hosted its 3D Printed Frontier Experience, which served up 3D-printed cocktails and showcased Bulleit Neon in…

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