Isle of Raasay unveils cask programme

Scotland’s Isle of Raasay Distillery has launched an exclusive cask membership programme, which will see the site’s first 45 casks made available to whisky lovers. The new Raasay Rising programme will see the first 45 casks filled at the distillery available as part of The ’45 Cask Offering. The programme pays tribute to when Charles Edward Stuart hid out on Raasay following the Jacobite rising of 1745, also known as the Forty-five Rebellion. The 45…

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The week in pictures

New York aperitivo bar Dante kicked off a new series of bar takeovers this week, which will celebrate the vermouth category. The first event in the series saw the bar team from Athens drinking den Odori travel to New York to mix up a host of signature aperitivo cocktails. The series will continue over the next three weeks, with bartenders from Le Sirenuse in Miami, Maybe Frank in Sydney and Kwant in London each appearing…

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The week in pictures

To celebrate Burns Night (25 January), luxury hotel The London Edition will host a ceilidh, serve Scottish-inspired snacks and mix up a host of signature cocktails. From 7pm until 9pm on Friday 25 January, the Lobby Bar will host London’s top Scottish Ceilidh five piece, Licence to Ceilidh, who will put “a fresh twist” on traditional Scottish tunes. The bar will also be serving up a special menu of whisky-based cocktails including Bobby’s Bru, which…

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