A single malt,
so many possibilities.

John Crabbie was a pioneer and a rule breaker, he was one of the first to blend whisky in the 1800s in order to create consistency – something that was quite elusive in those days.


Continuing that pioneering nature, Yardhead is the first non-age declared single malt whisky from John Crabbie & Co. Distilled in the highlands and matured exclusively in ex bourbon casks, Yardhead is ideal for sipping and mixing in long drinks and cocktails, it breaks the rules of how you can enjoy single malt Scotch whisky.


Yardhead is named after the original site where John Crabbie distilled and matured whisky in Edinburgh. Archive records show that Crabbie’s whisky was housed in Bond 73 at Yardheads, in Leith and this became the home of the original Crabbie’s distillery.

Crabbies Yardhead Single Malt Whiskey

Crabbie's Yardhead Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Yardhead is the single malt whisky designed for mixing as well as sipping. Exclusively bottled from first fill bourbon casks creates a versitile flavour profile – perfect for highballs and modern whisky cocktails. Named after the site in Leith, Edinburgh, where John Crabbie’s original distillery was located.

Tasting Notes:

Nose:  Green apples, fresh vanilla and biscuit notes Palate: Sweet caramel & vanilla, bright citrus, with a kick of spice Finish: Citrus, malt, and fresh


50ml Crabbie’s Yardhead

Single Malt Whisky

50ml Pineapple Juice

50ml Coconut Water

25ml Lemon Juice

25ml Runny Honey

Add all ingredients to a shaker over ice and shake well.

Yardhead Colada Cocktail
Yardhead Mule Cocktail

Yardhead Mule

25ml Crabbie’s Yardhead

Single Malt Whisky

10ml Lime cordial

2 x Angostura bitters

Crabbie’s Ginger Beer
Shake together angostura bitters, lime cordial and whisky


40ml Crabbie’s Yardhead

Single Malt Whisky

12.5ml Vanilla Syrup

25ml Raspberry Puree

25ml Passion Fruit Puree

Add all ingredients to a shaker over ice and shake well. Pour into your glass and garnish with half a passion fruit.

Scottish Pornstar Cocktail
This is not a Stout Cocktail


40ml Crabbie’s Yardhead Single Malt Whisky

25ml Liquor 43

Double Espresso (over ice into shaker)

200ml Guinness

Shake your whisky, liquor 43 and double espresso together over ice then strain into a glass and top with Guinness. Garnish with a sprinkle of freshly ground coffee.


50ml Crabbie’s Yardhead Single Malt Whisky

25ml Lemon Juice

20ml Raspberry Liqueur (include raspberries in shaker)

10ml Grenadine

Half of an egg white

Fresh Raspberries

Add ingredients (including the raspberries!) to a shaker over ice and shake well. Pour into a coupe glass and garnish with more raspberries.

Scottish Pornstar Cocktail