Finnieston Distillery Company launches canned whisky cocktails

21 June, 2017

The Finnieston Distillery Company in Glasgow will launch its canned scotch whisky cocktails across the UK in June and is currently in negotiations with supermarket retailers and on-trade outlets.

The base for the drinks is Finnieston Distillery Company’s own blended scotch whisky, created in partnership with Douglas Laing & Co.

The brands says the new innovation is designed to appeal to people who might not see themselves as ‘traditional whisky drinkers’.

Brand CEO James Doig said: “The customer response to last year’s pilot demonstrated there was a real demand for our cocktails.

“It also reinforced the research we’d conducted which showed there was a broad target market, both male and female, for products which combined familiar cocktail names with the versatility of Scotland’s national drink.

“Obviously, there are certain traditions around Scotch whisky drinking - we take the view that people should drink it how they want, not how they’re told to.

“In line with Scotch whisky’s international profile, we’ve designed our range with a global audience in mind but it’s fair to say that our initial focus will be on the UK market.

“We’re really pleased to have completed our initial production run and discussions are progressing well with leading supermarkets and with the on-trade.

“This is the ideal time for us to rebrand – we’re a young Glasgow company, based on the fringes of Finnieston, which is now widely recognised as one of the most up and coming and fashionable areas of the UK."

The Finnieston Distillery scotch whisky cocktail range includes:

  • Finnieston Fling - Scotch whisky, natural ginger ale, lemon, lime and mint
  • Old Fashioned Green Tea – Scotch whisky and natural green tea 
  • Scotch On The Beach – Scotch whisky, natural ginger beer, vanilla and strawberry
  • Shanghai Sour – Scotch whisky, natural lemon and sweet Lapsang honey

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