Langstane Liquor Company reveals whisky designed to suit the highball cocktail

Langstane Liquor Company has added a whisky to its portfolio that has been specifically designed to be complementary in long drinks.

The company - co-founded by Ben Iravani, Josh Rennie and Alex Lawrence, who is also the global head of bar operations for Mr Lyan Group - is launching the “bright and fruity” Glasshouse Whisky.

The Scottish trio (who are also the team behind Porter's Gin) studied the whisky highball and subsequently created a liquid to suit it. After much research they selected a blend of malt whiskies that would hold flavour when lengthened with soda or other mixers.

Glasshouse is a single grain, blended malt whisky made from 100% malted barley, using a blend of both Coffey and Pot still distillates from a single Highland distillery. The whisky is bottled non-chill filtered at 46% abv, which results in a “beautifully balanced Scotch that holds its body and flavours of rich orchard fruits when served in a highball.

Co-founder Iravani said: “Adding a whisky to our portfolio was something we had always wanted to do, and we feel Glasshouse is perfect for breaking the traditional stereotypes often associated with Scotch. The popularity of Whisky Highballs is gathering momentum, so we felt it was the perfect time to create a whisky designed specifically for mixing in long drinks that could hold its own, and carry full flavours.”

Glasshouse takes its name from the Victorian Glasshouses which have been associated with entertaining, and which saw exotic fruits like pineapples being grown in Scotland in the 1800s, coinciding with the invention of the Coffey Still.

Glasshouse is available now and can be ordered through Drinksology Group’s When We Are Giants for England, Wales and Ireland and through Base Spirits for Scotland.

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