The Gladstone Axe

Four Whisky Cocktails to Shake Up This Summer

If you’re looking for new and delicious whisky cocktails to mix up this summer, why not create them with the newly launched – The Gladstone Axe.
The Gladstone Axe Malt Whiskies: American Oak and The Black Axe are a modern twist on classic Scotch. Easy drinking smooth blends of 14 single malts, the whiskies were created in honour of William Gladstone, four-times Prime Minister during the reign of Queen Victoria. 
 Both Gladstone Axe expressions can be used to create classic and contemporary cocktails, through to long drinks mixed with soda or ginger ale: 

THE GLADSTONE AXE MINT JULEP

25ml Gladstone Axe American Oak or The Black Axe | Mint Leaves | 1 Teaspoon Powdered Sugar |

2 Teaspoons of Water


Muddle the mint, sugar and water in your glass. Add ice and a shot of Gladstone Axe. Give it a good stir and garnish with a mint sprig.

THE GLADSTONE AXE A DROP OF BLOOD

75ml Gladstone Axe American Oak or The Black Axe | 12ml Hotel STARLINO Maraschino Cherry Juice (to taste) | 50ml Club Soda to fill | Garnish – Hotel STARLINO Maraschino Cherry


Pour your Gladstone Axe over ice into a tall glass and add a sweet kick with the Hotel STARLINO Cherry juice. Top up the glass with Club Soda and garnish with a Hotel STARLINO Maraschino Cherry.

THE GLADSTONE AXE THE WOODSMAN

40ml Gladstone Axe American Oak or The Black Axe | 25ml Lemon Juice |12ml Simple Syrup | 50ml Club Soda | Garnish – A Hotel STARLINO Maraschino Cherry and a slice of orange.


Pour the Gladstone Axe, lemon juice, and syrup into a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Give it a good stir, top with club soda. Garnish with a Hotel STARLINO Maraschino Cherry and a slice of orange.

RRP: £32 for a 70cl bottle ABV: 41%
Available from Amazon: The Gladstone Axe American Oak | The Gladstone Axe The Black Axe
Social media: @gladstoneaxe Website coming soon: www.gladstoneaxe.com

Available from Amazon: The Gladstone Axe American Oak   The Gladstone Axe The Black Axe

Hotel Starlino Maraschino Cherries: 

1kg Tin available from Amazon – RRP £20

400g jar available from Amazon – RRP £10

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FATHER’S DAY GIFT: The Gladstone Axe Whisky

Press Release:

On Father’s Day (20th June) impress your father figure with the newly launched The Gladstone Axe Whisky. The two expressions are the perfect luxury gift for the whisky novice or aficionado.th bottled in an iconic bottle which tells the story of William Gladstone in a contemporary way.

Named after four-times Prime Minister, William Gladstone, the whisky is a modern twist on classic Scotch. There are two expressions in the range – The Gladstone Axe American Oak and The Gladstone Black Axe, both are bottled in an iconic bottle which tells the story of William Gladstone in a contemporary way. 
The whiskies have been carefully selected from the Highlands and Islay to create two easy-drinking smooth blends made up of 14 single malts. The Gladstone Axe American Oak is aged and finished in American Oak Bourbon barrels and blended from whiskies from 14 different Highland and Islay single malt distilleries. The Black Axe has a higher proportion of Islay malts to add just a touch of smoky character. 
The American Oak Whisky is rich and smooth with spicy and vanilla on the nose. 
The Black Axe Whisky
 is rich with a fruit flavour explosion, combined with a creamy vanilla flavour and notes of cloves and a long finish. Perfect for the adventurous spirits drinker looking for an introduction to smoky whisky. 
Gladstone Axe are high quality, 100% malt, easy drinking whiskies for today’s new whisky enthusiast which can be drunk neat, on the rocks or mixed with a splash of soda or ginger ale and served with a slice of orange.  Both expressions can be used to create these delicious cocktails:


THE GINGER ORANGE AXE

25ml Gladstone Axe | 75ml Ginger Ale | 1 Slice of Orange

Serve over ice

THE ZEAL COCKTAIL 

40ml Gladstone Axe | 20ml Stambecco Amaro | 6ml Hotel STARLINO Vermouth | Garnish with Orange Peel to express and garnish.

Into a mixing glass containing ice, pour your Gladstone Axe, Stambecco Amaro and Hotel STARLINO Vermouth and stir. Strain into a coupe glass. Express an orange peel on top and garnish. 

RRP: £32 for a 70cl bottle.  ABV: 41%

Available from amazon.co.ukThe Gladstone Axe American Oak | The Gladstone Axe The Black Axe 

Social media: @gladstoneaxe

Website coming soon: www.gladstoneaxe.com


What better gift this Father’s Day than a newly launched whisky to add to his collection: The Gladstone Axe

The Gladstone Axe

Press Release:

London.  12 May 2021

Fine wine and spirits company, Biggar and Leith, today launched an exciting new brand The Gladstone Axe Malt Whisky.  Named after four-times Prime Minister, William Gladstone, the whisky is a modern twist on classic Scotch. There are two expressions in the range – The Gladstone Axe American Oak and The Gladstone Axe The Black Axe, both bottled in an iconic bottle which tells the story of William Gladstone in a contemporary way.

The whiskies have been carefully selected from the Highlands and Islay to create two easy-drinking smooth blends made up of 14 single malts.  The whiskies were created in honour of William Gladstone by his great-great-great Grandson, Elwyn Gladstone, Founder of Biggar and Leith and Malfy Gin. 

The Gladstone Axe American Oak is aged and finished in American Oak Bourbon barrels and blended from whiskies from 14 different Highland and Islay single malt distilleries. The Black Axe has a higher proportion of Islay malts to add just a touch of smoky character.

William Gladstone was Prime Minister during the reign of Queen Victoria and had a legendary collection of axes. His passion was for felling trees as a way of relaxing and exercising and people would come from around the country to watch him chopping trees.

Elwyn Gladstone says: “We are really excited to be launching a new blended malt whisky bearing the name of my ancestor who was a great figurehead. In 1860, he signed the Spirts Act which allowed the blending of Scotch Whisky for the first time, essentially creating the Scotch Whisky industry as we know it today. 

Our family origins are in Scotland and Gladstone had a love for the country.  He said, “There is not a drop of blood in me that is not Scottish.”  I am proud to be able to honour him with this exciting new modern classic whisky.”

With growing interest in blended malt whiskies amongst younger consumers globally, The Gladstone Axe presents an exciting opportunity as an approachable, mixable malt blend for a new generation of whisky drinkers.  

The bespoke bottles are designed in bright, contemporary colours and made of tinted glass – light blue for the American Oak and smoky grey for The Black Axe – with embossing on all sides. The embossing shows Gladstone felling a tree on the back of the bottle, the name of the whisky and the years of his premiership on the shoulder, thumb prints on each side of the bottle and his monogram on the base. The back label is axe-shaped and relates the whisky’s history. The hand-dipped wax caps cover real cork stoppers.

Tasting Notes

American Oak

Colour – rich, chestnut toffee

Nose – rich, spicy, vanilla fruit 

Flavour– sweet, oak, vanilla spice

The Black Axe

Colour – rich walnut

Nose – spicy and fruity

Flavour– sweet, oak, vanilla spice

The Gladstone Axe signature serves range from classic and contemporary cocktails, through to long drinks mixed with soda or ginger ale.

RRP: £32 for a 70cl bottle ABV: 41% 

Available from Amazon: The Gladstone Axe American Oak   The Gladstone Axe The Black Axe

Social media: @gladstoneaxe Website coming soon: www.gladstoneaxe.com