Halewood creates Crabbie’s Yardhead for mixing

Jul 25, 2019by Melita Kiely

Edinburgh-based producer John Crabbie & Co has released a single malt Scotch whisky designed to be mixed, called Crabbie’s Yardhead.

Launched at The Macbeth music venue and pub in London on Tuesday (23 July), the expression is aimed towards young spirits drinkers who are looking to experiment with mixing whisky. David Brown, managing director, said: “Crabbie’s Yardhead is a single malt that is made for mixing. We want to encourage consumers to look at single malt differently, and for bar staff to use their skills to develop new ways of using single malt in long drinks and in cocktails.” The name ‘Yardhead’ comes from the site of the company’s original maturation warehouses in Leith, Edinburgh, which was used by John Crabbie & Co from 1822. The firm is now owned by Halewood Wines & Spirits. Crabbie’s Yardhead is bottled at 40% abv and has been priced at RRP £26 (US$32) per bottle. In December last year, John Crabbie & Co released its oldest whisky to date – a 40-year-old Speyside bottling.