Reyka Vodka opens ‘first’ glacier bar

Icelandic vodka brand Reyka is inviting drinks fans to explore its native country by opening the “first” bar on a glacier. The William Grant & Sons-owned vodka brand will open a bar on the Langjökull Glacier, which is the water source for Reyka Vodka. Fabiano Latham, Rekya Vodka brand ambassador, said: “We’re puffin-chuffed to bring the charmingly offbeat spirit of Reyka Vodka to the world with this one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to drink our vodka in…

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The week in pictures

Nora Fraser, who was born at the Linkwood Distillery in 1939, was welcomed back to the Scotch whisky distillery to mark her 80th birthday. Fraser celebrated her milestone birthday on 4 September with a tour of the Diageo-owned site, where she recalled memories from her life growing up next to a working distillery. The daughter of Henry Arthur Stephen and his wife Elizabeth, Fraser said she remembered being told to stay indoors whilst casks were…

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Chase Distillery: a brand history

Having started a game-changing company with his Tyrrells crisps brand, William Chase then launched a vodka business, again with potatoes at its heart. Now Chase Distillery is aiming to become the cream of the crop. *This feature was originally published in the July 2019 issue of The Spirits Business The humble spud had never looked so posh as the day William Chase distilled it into a £38 (US$35) vodka on his potato farm in Herefordshire.…

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Top 10 award-winning vodkas

When it comes to vodka, producers are taking cues from gin and using ‘natural’ ingredients to create high-quality, flavourful expressions. We present award-winning bottlings from our recent blind-tasting competition. Last month, The Spirits Business held its annual Vodka Masters, where an experienced panel of judges put some of the category’s finest offerings through their paces. Looking across multiple categories, from standard to super-premium, organic to smooth, with entrants from producers of all scales, the competition…

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Poliakov joins DJ Hiddn for world tour

Vodka brand Poliakov has been appointed as the official sponsor of DJ Hiddn’s world tour, which includes shows at Ushuaia Ibiza, Tomorrowland and Medusa Festival. Poliakov’s sponsorship of the DJ’s tour comes as part of its new ambition to invest in and support “promising talents of the electro scene”. DJ Hiddn has collaborated with other artists in the electronic music scene, including Cat Dealers, Yves V, Ester Penoy and Mattn, and has produced songs that…

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