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Going for gold

Revival Rum was awarded double gold at the 24th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition, which took place in early April, following on from its success at the London Spirits Competition, where the rum won a gold medal. The awards are a remarkable achievement for master distiller James Singlehurst, who only started producing the Caribbean-inspired […]

Taste of paradise

According to various reports published in recent years, the demand for rum in the UK is set to continue to grow. An article published by The Spirits Business in 2022 reported that: “The UK is the third-largest rum market in the world and is valued at £1.17 billion (US$1.47bn), according to a new report by […]

Driven to succeed

And, it’s good news for Independent breweries and distilleries based in London who have recently switched to carbon-neutral courier, Packfleet. Many of those who have signed up to the new delivery service were frustrated with unreliable delivery companies. Packfleet boasts an impressive track record of reliability (0.07% failure rate), backed-up with a £1,000 refund guarantee […]

High West Distillery, Wanship, Utah, UT, winter, bourbon, rye, double rye, whiskey, new labels

Go West

When running a drinks magazine, along with being sent myriad press releases, you also get invited to a growing number of product launches, tastings and industry events. The most recent invitation came from High West Distillery’s UK PR agency who had organised a product launch that we were invited to. Unfortunately, we didn’t think we […]

What’s your poison?

Fresh to market is Toxin, a new range of social media-driven drinks aimed at students and the young adult market. The new brand is a joint venture between instagram and TikTok influencer, Rufus Rice, and The East Coast Cocktail Company. When celebrities or high profile personalities launch their own products, fame will only get you […]

Success in San Francisco

Carpathian Single Malt Whisky, the first Romanian single malt whisky in the Carpathian Mountains region, produced by the Alexandrion Group in Bucov, Romania, impressed the judges at the recent San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) 2024.  The double gold medal was awarded to Vradiano Cask Finish, which scored 98 points – an incredible achievement for […]

Brilliantly simple

The OST Tipple Top Drinks Measure (TTDM) is a remarkably simple and unique concept. The essence of the product is a 25ml measure that has been incorporated into stylish bottle tops, which have been designed to replace those supplied with bottles of spirits. David Ostick, the product designer, wanted to create something that would help […]

Best of both worlds

On Saturday 4 May VA Distilleries, a renowned Sri Lankan distillery, will be launching a range of spirits at the Best Western Premier Dover Marina Hotel & Spa. This will be the first time that that VA Distilleries’ products will be available in the UK, which include VA King Coconut Vodka, North Coast Arrack and […]

Bateman’s World Hop Tour

2024 marks Batemans Brewery’s 150th anniversary and during the year various celebrations, events and initiatives have been launched, including The World Hop Tour. The World Hop Tour comprises a range of limited edition beers that is being produced using a variety of hops and styles of production from across the globe – underpinned by the […]

London Spirits Competition results

The results of the 2024 London Spirits Competition have now been released. Now in its seventh year this competition is unique for presenting awards based on quality, value and packaging. This year there was a record number of entrants, from over 80 countries, all hoping to win the highly-prized bronze, silver and gold awards. The […]