World’s First Cocktail Vending Machine Launched

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The classic whisky cocktail has been given a modern twist by The Woodsman with the launch of the world’s first Old-Fashioned vending machine. The machine will serve free drinks at some of the UK’s busiest locations, kicking off at the Underbelly Festival in London this weekend (19th-21st April).

Whisky cocktails continue to grow in popularity, but sometimes they can take a while to put together. The Woodsman Vending Machine is on a mission to change this and will deliver a quality Old-Fashioned serve to drinkers in mere minutes. Whisky lovers can build their cocktail, by pulling levers and turning wheels, creating the perfect serve. What happens inside the machine itself remains a closely guarded secret.

The vending machine demonstrates The Woodsman’s ‘hands on’ approach to innovation. Launching just last year with the aim of giving traditional whisky rules the chop, The Woodsman is matured using a transatlantic mix of freshly-built oak casks from Ohio (giving a hint of vanilla and spice) and ex-Bourbon barrels double-scorched in Scotland (for extra depth, sweetness, and a hint of woodsmoke).

Rod Gillies, Head of Innovation at Whyte & Mackay, said: “Everyone loves a good Old Fashioned, and our maple syrup version is a cracker. But what would make it even better is being able to get hold of one wherever you are, on demand. So we’re stripping away the rules and complexity which sometimes surround Scotch and making it quick and simple to get a brilliant drink.

“We’ll be touring the UK with the Woodsman vending machine, popping up in various cities and dispensing Old Fashioned cocktails as we go.”

For a drinking experience like no other, you will find the vending machine at Underbelly Festival at Southbank, London, from April 19th. It’ll be there all weekend serving up some great drinks before making its way around the UK. Full tour details below, come along and claim your free Old Fashioned:

April 19th – 21st: Underbelly Festival at Southbank London

April 26th: Spring Edition at Tynebank Brewery, Newcastle

May 10th: Hatch, Manchester

May 24th: The Dockyard Social, Glasgow

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