Batch & Bottle to Roll Our Four Premium Ready-to-Drink Cocktails May 1

Cocktails

April 19, 2022

Beginning May 1s, Batch & Bottle ready-to-serve cocktails will be available nationwide to simplify the home cocktail experience with three simple steps: chill, pour & garnish. 

Batch & Bottle, with four premium, pre-batched cocktails, features iconic spirits brands and brings bar-ready cocktails directly into the home, effortlessly elevating any hosting occasion. Created by the family-owned, independent spirits company William Grant & Sons, Batch & Bottle marks the parent company’s first major foray into the Ready-To-Drink (RTD) cocktail space.

The Batch & Bottle offerings include the Monkey Shoulder Lazy Old Fashioned, the brainchild of Joe Petch, the Monkey Shoulder Global Ambassador; the Reyka Rhubarb Cosmopolitan, which leverages the Icelandic glacial vodka and unique ingredients to create a reimagined twist on the classic cosmopolitan; the Glenfiddich Scotch Manhattan, which includes the secret ‘Granny Gordon’s bitters’ recipe; and the Hendrick’s Gin Martini, created by Ms. Lesley Gracie, the Hendrick’s Master Distiller, in collaboration with five of the world’s most renowned bars — Brujas, Nutmeg & Clove, Yaldy, Maybe Sammy, and Nauticus — to deliver a light, yet complex flavor.

“As consumer drinking occasions continue to rapidly evolve, and as Ready-To-Drink cocktails continue to explode in popularity across the U.S., we want to arm our fans with elevated and exciting cocktail options from the iconic brands they already know and love,” said Paul Basford, William Grant & Sons US President and Managing Director. “Batch & Bottle is uniquely positioned to meet consumers’ desires for premium quality drinks that they can share with their friends, with total ease of enjoyment.” 

Here’s a look at each of the four Batch & Bottle expressions: 

  • Monkey Shoulder Lazy Old Fashioned: An Old Fashioned should be no-nonsense. So what better malt for the job than one that’s made for mixing? The Monkey Shoulder Lazy Old Fashioned combines Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whisky’s rich, vibrant and smooth blend with bold, bespoke bitters and golden sugar to give imbibers a legendary Old Fashioned.
    Recommended Serve: Chill and pour over ice. Garnish with an orange twist.
  • Glenfiddich Scotch Manhattan: The mighty Manhattan needs a mighty Scotch. So Batch & Bottle chose a bold contender: Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This bright and balanced single malt soothes the sharp bitters and envelops the sweet vermouth, creating a cocktail both bold and delicate.
    Recommended Serve: Chill and pour neat. Garnish with an orange twist.
  • Hendrick’s Gin Martini: The Hendrick’s Gin Martini is distilled with the unusual inclusion of cucumber and rose, and replete with undertones of floral, citrus and herbal curiosity. The Hendrick’s Gin Martini is light, yet intriguingly complex.
    Recommended Serve: Freeze or stir over ice for extra chill. Garnish with a cucumber slice.
  • Reyka Rhubarb Cosmopolitan: Fans can plummet into adventurous Icelandic depths with this playful Reyka Rhubarb Cosmopolitan. The glacial Reyka Vodka, made of Iceland, mingles natural rhubarb, tangy blood orange and zingy fresh lime to create an eruption of Icelandic intrigue.
    Recommended Serve: Freeze or shake over ice for extra chill. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Previously made available in the UK and Australia, Batch & Bottle will be available nationwide in a 375ml bottle for a suggested retail price of $16.99. Each 375ml Batch & Bottle cocktail contains a recommended four to five serves and cocktails range from 25% to 35% in ABV.

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