8O8 Profile

Blended Grain Scotch Whisky

Named after the Roland TR-808 Drum Machine – one of the first affordable and widely available drum machines launched in the early 1980s – 8O8 blended grain is aimed at an entirely non-traditional market sector: the young, club and cocktail set. Designed as a mixer whisky, 8O8 is championed by bartenders such as Ryan Chetiyawardana and NicG.

Although a blend of different grain whiskies, 8O8 is produced at North British distillery under direction from Whyte & Mackay rare whisky director, Jonathan Driver.

Bottled at 40% abv, 8O8 is chill-filtered ‘for purity’, delivering a light, sweet and smooth flavour with vanilla tones to the fore.

  • Production type
    Blended grain

8O8 History

8O8 was the result of a collaborative initiative by renowned DJ and music producer TommyD and business partner Paul Pullinger to create an international whisky brand aimed squarely at the club, music and mixology scene.

Taking its name from the Roland TR-808 Drum Machine, the brand soft-launched in late 2015 before being rolled out in early 2016 in the UK as the house-pour whisky at clubs such as Fabric, Ministry of Sound and The Warehouse Project.

The company’s aim is to ‘revolutionise the whisky industry and encourage a whole new generation of whisky drinkers to engage with the category’.


Current owner

  • The 8O8 Drinks Company Ltd 2015 - present

See also

  • North British North British North British Distillery & brand

    North British

    Historic Edinburgh grain distillery

  • Whyte and Mackay Group Whyte and Mackay Group Whyte and Mackay Group Distiller & blender

    Whyte and Mackay Group

    Glasgow-based distiller and blender.

  • J Duncan Thomson & Company J Duncan Thomson & Company J Duncan Thomson & Company Blender

    J Duncan Thomson & Company

    J. Duncan Thomson & Co Ltd. was a blending company based in Dunbartonshire.

  • Auchnagie Auchnagie Auchnagie Brand


    This blended malt is designed to mimic the character of Perthshire’s lost Auchnagie distillery.

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