Create J&B Rare’s Classic Highball Cocktail This Bank Holiday Weekend

Keep things simple this Bank Holiday weekend and make J&B Rare’s refreshing and effortless Highball cocktail 

J&B RARE’S CLASSIC HIGHBALL  

50ml J&B Rare |125ml Soda Water | Garnish – Dehydrated Orange and a Sprig of Mint 

To make a classic Highball add enough ice to half fill your favourite Highball glass, top with J&B Rare and soda water. Garnish with a dehydrated orange and sprig of mint or a twist of lemon. 


J&B Rare Whisky is distilled, blended and bottled in Scotland. A blend of 42 malt and grain whiskies, the heart of J&B Rare is formed from the finest Speyside single malts: Knockando, Auchroisk, Strathmill and Glen Spey and is expertly blended to create an approachable, rich and complex flavour. The round, fruity, unique and distinctive taste of the fine malt whiskies is delicately balanced by carefully chosen grain whiskies which gives J&B Rare its distinctive character.   

RRP: £22.50. ABV: 40%
J&B Rare is available to purchase from:

Master of Malt | Amazon | The Whisky Exchange  | Justerini & Brooks


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Celebrate World Whisky Day with J&B Rare

Press Release:

World Whisky Day on the 15th May is a great opportunity to get out your cocktail shaker and get creative. An unexpected cocktail ingredient would be J&B Rare Whisky, the consistent high quality of the blend, which is light in colour with a smooth and elegant taste, makes it the perfect whisky for cocktails and longer drinks. 

A delicious cocktail is the J&B Rare Whisky Sour:

Add 35ml J&B Rare, 10ml lemon juice, 10ml sugar syrup and 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters to an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake all the ingredients with ice and then dry shake without the ice. Fine strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with maraschino cherries.

RRP: £22.50, ABV: 40%J&B Rare is available from: Waitrose stores, amazon.co.ukthewhiskyexchange.commasterofmalt.com and Justerini & Brooks @JBRareWhisky #TheUnexpectedWhisky It is time to get shaking your cocktail server and celebrate World Whisky Day the unexpected way with J&B Rare!

WORLD WHISKY DAY: Celebrate with These Four Whiskies from Around the Globe

Press Release:

Don’t forget to celebrate World Whisky Day on the 15th May with these four delicious whiskies and start your tasting journey around the world.

England – Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky

English whiskies are growing in popularity and a great whisky to sample is the award-winning Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky. Launched in 2017 it is the first whisky ever distilled in the Cotswolds. Rich and fruity, Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky is sippable with notes of honey, Seville orange marmalade and dark red fruits. The perfect gift for a whisky lover.

RRP: £39 for 700 ml. ABV 46%. Available from: selected Sainsbury’s stores,  waitrose.commajestic.co.ukthewhiskyexchange.com, Harrods, Laithwaites and cotswoldsdistillery.com

India – Rampur Double Cask Indian Single Malt Whisky

Rampur Double Cask Single Malt is a hand-crafted single malt whisky matured in hand-selected American Bourbon barrels as well as European Oak Sherry casks chosen by Master Distiller, Anup Barik.

Distilled in traditional copper pot stills, the malt matures for two-thirds of its life in handpicked American Bourbon Barrels and a third in European Oak Sherry Casks at India’s largest distillery and is then non-chill-filtered and bottled at 45%. The combination of Rampur’s unique distilling and the double cask maturation process, sees this luxury Single Malt taking traditional Indian heritage and rooting it in contemporary culture.

Delicate balsamic vanilla notes from the American white oak compliment the full-bodied aroma of tropical fruits, smooth malty tones and oaky notes whilst rich caramel, dried dark fruits and spiced tonality from the European oak add to the depth of flavour.

RRP: £60 for a 70cl bottle ABV:  45%. Available from: amazon.co.uk and  www.thewhiskyexchange.com

Ireland – Shanky’s Whip

A brand-new Irish whiskey-based liqueur, Shanky’s Whip was launched in the UK last month. It is based on a combination of Irish spirits and aged pot still whiskey, blended in with the natural flavour of vanilla infused with caramel.

If you are looking for something a bit different to celebrate the ‘water of life’, Shanky’s Whip won’t disappoint. A smooth, black spirit with a rich and whippy flavour dominated by spicy Irish notes and can be enjoyed in a variety of cocktails such as an Irish Old Fashioned, Cold Whip or The Long and the Short of It or just On the Rocks.

RRP £24.  ABV: 33%. www.shankyswhip.com Instagram: @shankyswhip

Available from Amazon and Master of Malt

Scotland – J&B Rare

One of Europe’s favourite blended whiskies J&B Rare.  This approachable and accessible Scotch appeals to whisky connoisseurs and ‘new world’ drinkers alike. The consistent high quality of the blend, which is light in colour with a smooth and elegant taste, makes it the perfect whisky to be enjoyed as a dram or for an at home cocktail this World Whisky Day.

J&B Rare Whisky is distilled, blended and bottled in Scotland. A blend of 42 malt and grain whiskies, the heart of J&B Rare is formed from the finest Speyside single malts: Knockando, Auchroisk, Strathmill and Glen Spey and is expertly blended to create an approachable, rich and complex flavour. The round, fruity, unique and distinctive taste of the fine malt whiskies is delicately balanced by carefully chosen grain whiskies which gives J&B Rare its distinctive character.
RRP: £22.50, ABV: 40%J&B Rare is available from: Waitrose stores, amazon.co.ukthewhiskyexchange.commasterofmalt.com and Justerini & Brooks

Mexico – Storywood Speyside 14 Añejo Tequila

If you are looking to try something totally different this World Whisky Day Storywood Speyside 14 Añejo Tequila would be a great alternative.

Storywood, a tequila with the heart of Mexico and the soul of Scotland, was created by founder Michael Ballantyne who was born in Scotland and raised in Texas.  After an unexpected meeting with Master Distiller Luis Trejo at La Cofradia Distillery in Mexico, Michael began the journey of this delicious tequila by expertly ageing 100% agave liquid in single malt whisky casks from Speyside and creating the world’s first sipping tequilas.

The whisky-like characteristics drawn from the wood mean that Storywood Tequilas can be enjoyed neat or on the rocks. Award-winning Storywood Tequila Speyside 14 Añejo is smooth and hiding in every deep amber sip are notes of toasted oak, roasted nuts and treacle toffee.

Storywood Speyside 14 Añejo Tequila: RRP £47.45 for 700ml. ABV: 40%

Available from: amazon.co.ukmasterofmalt.comthewhiskyexchange.com and storywoodtequila.com With this excellent selection of whiskies celebrating World Whisky Day will be a great way to travel around the world!

WORLD WHISKY DAY: Celebrate with J&B Rare, 15th May 2021

Press Release:

Celebrate World Whisky Day on the 15th May with one of Europe’s favourite blended whiskies J&B Rare.  This approachable and accessible Scotch appeals to whisky connoisseurs and ‘new world’ drinkers alike. The consistent high quality of the blend, which is light in colour with a smooth and elegant taste, makes it the perfect whisky to be enjoyed as a dram or for an at home cocktail this World Whisky Day.

A great cocktail to create is the J&B Rare Whisky Sour:

Add 35ml J&B Rare, 10ml lemon juice, 10ml sugar syrup and 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters to an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake and fine strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with maraschino cherries.

If you are nervous of creating a cocktail for World Whisky Day but would love to celebrate with one, these two delicious pre-made cocktails have been created by top London bartenders and can be delivered nationally to your door.

Twinkle Tea Cocktail @ Callooh Callay

Created by Sophia Zangerl

J&B Rare Scotch | Tamarind | Sweet Vermouth | Ginger | Earl Grey Tea | Honey | Mineral Water, Carbonated

Available to purchase online from calloohcallaybar.com RRP: £12.50 plus delivery.

Abundance Cocktail @ Callooh Callay

Created by Amber Blood

J&B Rare | Giffard Banana Liqueur | Sencha Rose Green Tea | Lime Leaf Cordial

Available to purchase online from calloohcallaybar.com RRP: £12.50 plus delivery.

J&B Rare Whisky is distilled, blended and bottled in Scotland. A blend of 42 malt and grain whiskies, the heart of J&B Rare is formed from the finest Speyside single malts: Knockando, Auchroisk, Strathmill and Glen Spey and is expertly blended to create an approachable, rich and complex flavour. The round, fruity, unique and distinctive taste of the fine malt whiskies is delicately balanced by carefully chosen grain whiskies which gives J&B Rare its distinctive character.
RRP: £22.50, ABV: 40%J&B Rare is available from: Waitrose stores, amazon.co.ukthewhiskyexchange.commasterofmalt.com and Justerini & Brooks

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Celebrate Old Fashioned Week (30th October – 8th November) with these Four Amazing Cocktail Recipes from Around the World

The onset of Autumn means the welcome return of Old Fashioned Week (1st November – 10th  November). We hope these delicious recipes inspire you to get creative and have a go at creating this classic cocktail:

Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky – this award winning English single malt whisky adds a twist to the classic recipe which is simplicity in a glass. With delicious notes of sweet malted barley, hints of caramel and overtones of toasted butterscotch, with a marmalade finish – delicious:

Ingredients: 60ml Cotswolds Distillery Single Malt Whisky, 10ml maple syrup and 2 dashes Aromatic Bitters

Method: dissolve the whisky and maple syrup in a cocktail jar or glass. Add ice and stir continuously for dilution. Add the bitters, more ice and stir a few more times. Strain into an ice filled rocks glass, express orange peel around the glass. Garnish with the orange peel and serve.

Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky: RRP: £39 for 700 ml. ABV 46%. Available from: Sainsburys,  waitrose.commajestic.co.ukthewhiskyexchange.com, Harrods, Laithwaites and cotswoldsdistillery.com

Rampur Double Cask Indian Single Malt WhiskyGolden Old Fashioned – add an Indian touch to your Old Fashioned with this stunning subtly spiced recipe created by @Mix.Mann which includes Cumin, Star Anise, Orange Peel and Demerara Sugar. The addition of Black Pepper Cardamom Bitters adds further spice.

Cumin Anise Syrup ingredients: 

half teaspoon Cumin Seeds (place in palm of hand, use your other thumb to apply pressure whilst rubbing the seeds, this opens them up releasing the delicious aromas), 

2 pods/points from a Star Anise, 

Orange Peel from 1 x Orange (remove as much pith as possible), 

200ml Water 

200ml Demerara Sugar.

Method: add all the ingredients to a saucepan. Gently bring to the boil, stir occasionally and simmer for 6-7 minutes. Remove from the heat and leave to infuse for 30 minutes. Strain into a clean jar to remove the spices and peels. Store in the fridge.

Rampur Golden Old Fashioned ingredients: 

60ml Rampur Double Cask Single Malt Whisky, 10ml Cumin Anise Syrup, 

1 x dash Ms Betters Bitters Black Pepper Cardamom Bitters 

Garnish with dehydrated orange wheel, STARLINO Maraschino Cherry and Star Anise

Method: add all the ingredients to a mixing glass half filled with ice. Stir for 30 seconds, add more ice and stir again for 30-40 seconds. Strain into a glass over a rocks glass filled with ice and garnish.

Rampur Double Cask Single Malt Whisky: RRP: £60 for a 70cl bottle 45% ABVAvailable from: www.thewhiskyexchange.com and www.masterofmalt.com

Storywood Tequila – why not add a twist to the cocktail and create an Old Fashioned with a whisky aged Tequila – Storywood Speyside 14 Añejo

Ingredients: 50ml Storywood Speyside 14 Añejo, 10ml agave syrup, 2 dashes of bitters and dehydrated orange wheel.

Method: Stir half the tequila with three cubes of ice in a glass. Add agave syrup, bitters and two more ice cubes, before stirring again. Add the rest of the tequila before stirring once more. Add more ice cubes, if there is room, and garnish with a  dehydrated orange wheel.

Storywood Tequila Speyside 14 Añejo. RRP: £47.45 for a 700ml bottle. ABV: 40% available from: amazon.co.uk and proofdrinks.com

J&B Rare –create your Old Fashioned with a blended whisky #theunexpectedwhisky. J&B Rare was created in the 1930’s and is distilled, blended and bottled in Scotland

Ingredients: 50ml J&B Rare, 1 x sugar cube, 2 x dashes of Angostura Bitters and orange zest to garnish

Method: stir all the ingredients in a rocks glass, adding ice as you go along. Garnish with orange zest and STARLINO Maraschino Cherries

J&B Rare RRP: £22.50 for a 70cl bottle. ABV 40% available from: Waitrosethewhiskyexchange.commasterofmalt.com and Justerini & Brooks.

Hotel STARLINO Maraschino Cherries would add the final flourish to an Old Fashioned Cocktail. Hailing from San Gennaro, Vesuviano, close to Naples, these cherries are moreish and a delicious addition to the classic cocktail:

Hotel STARLINO Maraschino Cherries are available from: AmazonMaster of Malt and Proof Drinks  

RRP: £10 for a 400g jar and £20 for a 1kg tin