A Modern Burns with King’s Inch Glasgow Single Malt

KINGS INCH Lifestyle Scotch

King’s Inch Glasgow Single Malt Whisky was launched late last year by Courageous Spirits (the portfolio behind local favourite Glaswegin). Named after the old imperial measurement of an inch, and a forgotten island in the Clyde, King’s Inch is Glaswegian through and through- described as full of style and character. Now, the brand has set its sights on the back bars of Scotland with a range of signature serves for Burns Night.

Distilled with west coast barley in small batches, the malt is then aged in Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry casks for a complex and rounded non-age statement. One of the legacy projects of whisky legend Jim Swan, this modern whisky was produced and bottled exclusively in Glasgow- with notes of honey and chocolate amongst others. King’s Inch embraces a modern approach to whisky which encourages experimentation with cocktails and highballs rather than the traditional nip.

Brand Ambassador Jack Docherty remarks “King’s Inch should be drunk your way. Why not add some cocktails to your menu this Burns Night and get people drinking a quality malt before they’ve toasted the haggis? Adding something as simple as a whisky soda to begin the evening and a Rob Roy after dinner is a great way to enhance the experience.

King’s Inch is typically lowland in style, making it a great quality crowd pleasing malt. What better time of year than Burn’s to give a new small batch whisky a go on your menu?”

The Rabbie Roy



50mls Kings Inch

30ml Martini Rosso

2 dashes Angostura (or orange) bitters

4 Fresh Strawberries


  1. Slice and muddle strawberries in your boston tin. Add all other ingredients and stir down with ice until metal is too cold to hold.
  2. Double strain into a chilled coupette.
  3. For added aroma, twist orange peel over the glass to release essential oils and garnish with your twist.

For more cocktails, visit: https://kingsinch.com/pages/kings-inch-whisky-cocktails or contact jack@courageousspirits.com for a bespoke drink for your venue.

Photo:: Danny McMani

Category: Drinks, News, Whisky
Tags: Burns Night, Courageous Spirits, Glasgow, King's Inch