North Hop

Freedom is Whisky Cocktail in a can!

Tuesday 20th March 2018

The Finnieston Distillery Whisky Cocktail cans were so popular with the crowd at the Spirit of North Hop festival in November last year, that we just had to get the team back to the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre for the final fling of the main North Hop Festival!

With the first big production run of the whisky-cocktails-in-a-can in June 2017, Finnieston Distillery thrives on being progressive and innovative!  They aim to overthrow the traditional image and behaviours that are associated with Whisky and believe that people should be free to drink what they want, how they want and when they want it… see?! Told you we liked them.

Finnieston Distillery was winner of the Best Premium or Adult Drink at the 2017 World Beverage Innovation Awards and is a Finalist for the 2018 Scottish SME Business Awards too!

We caught up with Operations and Production Manager, David McLauchlan and asked him what his favourite Finnieston cocktail is: ”Old Fashioned Green Tea! While hand-filling our first run of cans in the back of a lorry in 2016, trying to figure out what we were doing, this drink was the one that made me realise the range had mileage. A subtle twist on a classic cocktail I love seeing people enjoying it as much as we do!”

Neil Paterson, Director and Special Projects of Finnieston Distillery Company shared his favourite too: “Finnieston Fling! Our version, at least in the name of a true classic, the Singapore Sling. As a lover of everything minty, be it leaf, after eight or toilet duck, the Fling was always going to especially appeal to me. Given it takes its name from our Finnieston home, it has to be my pick. Chilled nicely I can’t see past it!”

We also asked the team what the crowd favourite is and it was a unanimous “Shanghai Sour”. What is yours going to be?

You can find the Finnieston Distillery Company in the Cocktail Lounge at the North Hop Festival on 30 and 31 March. Buy your tickets online here and let us know via the social media channels what your favourite one is using the hashtag #northhopabz and #favouriteFinniestonDC