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Personalised corporate gifts

Skinner’s Brewery has collaborated with heating solutions experts Blue Flame to set a new bar in corporate gifting, crafting 80 cases of personalised beer ‘Brew Flame’ exclusively for the Penryn-based company. Following the successful collaboration, Skinner’s is now offering a personalised beer service to companies searching for unique corporate gifts, as well as pubs, bars […]

Christmas, as you like it

Shakespeare Distillery in Stratford-upon-Avon has launched several new products in time for Christmas, including a personalisation service that is available on four of their gin products. The independent artisan spirit producer is offering personalised labels on their 50cl bottles of Stratford Dry, Rhubarb, Elderflower & Quince and Mulberry Liqueur 50cl. Personalised bottles are available to […]

Gin school’s lofty ambitions

An award-winning gin distiller, whose business started in his kitchen three years ago, is joining forces with the hotelier who became his first customer; together they are planning to launch a new gin school that will open its door on 4 February 2022. The Castle Gin School will be based in what was a derelict 17th […]

First Welsh white rum

The Spirit of Wales Distillery based in Newport, Wales, has added a second Welsh rum to their collection: a white rum from their Steeltown range of contemporary spirits. Spirit of Wales Steeltown Welsh White Rum is a contemporary rum, made with molasses and layered with tropical notes.  Spirit of Wales, Steeltown Welsh Rum is a […]

Gin-gle all the way

Just in time for Christmas and to celebrate their first birthday, Nantwich Gin (produced by Cheshire Botanicals) is releasing six brand new products. All available in their online shop, the products include a limited edition gin (available from 26 November) along with plenty of stocking fillers, Nantwich Gin merchandise and some highly requested options for […]

Go crackers this Christmas

The Isle of Barra Distillers Limited Edition Christmas Crackers are back by popular demand. Each box contains six Christmas crackers, which contain one 50ml Barra Atlantic Gin miniature, one traditional hat and a joke. This year the distillery owners have placed one golden ticket at random inside a set of their Christmas crackers. The person that finds […]

New England IPA launched

New England IPA (NEIPA) is the first beer of the new Small Batch Series from Hall & Woodhouse, an independent family of brewers dating back to the 1770s. The Small Batch Series will offer contemporary and adventurous beers, complementing Hall & Woodhouse’s successful Badger Beers brand. NEIPA is an unfiltered 5.5% ABV beer with notes of […]

Please sir, can I have St Maur?

We were delighted to have received a beautifully proportioned bottle of St Maur, a delicious elderflower liqueur, hand-crafted in Warwickshire with elderflowers gathered by the producers, the Earl and Countess of Yarmouth, in their ancient family-owned woodlands. St Maur was sampled in the same way that we taste every spirit or liqueur we’re sent to review: […]

Strongest Cornish beer, ever?

The Driftwood Spars Brewery, based in St Agnes, Cornwall, has released what it believes to be the highest ABV beer ever brewed in the county, as a result of its latest small batch experiment. The beer, which is called Hygge* is intended to be enjoyed instead of wine or port and goes perfectly with a […]

As seen on TV

Warwickshire-based Napton Cidery’s limited-edition recipe has earned them a spot on Channel Four’s popular food and drink programme, Sunday Brunch, hosted by Simon Rimmer and Tim Lovejoy. The cidery’s Whiskey Cask Cider is one of only three nationally selected ciders to be critiqued by a celebrity panel in the show’s guest slot hosted by industry […]