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A delicious investment

A £250,000 expansion plan has been unveiled by the owners of family-run, Warwickshire-based Napton Cidery who are launching their second crowdfunding campaign within a year. Jolyon and Charlotte Olivier are growing their award-winning cidery to help fulfil major new contracts as well as fund an extension to their production facilities and taproom. The couple has launched […]

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Hawkstone outsells rivals

Jeremy Clarkson’s Hawkstone Lager became the UK’s number one selling beer on Amazon, just eight hours after it was launched – outselling Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois.  Sales of Hawkstone Lager, which is produced from barley that Clarkson grew himself on his farm in the Cotswolds, have been so strong that his team is considering putting […]

The art of wine making

In January 2022 a new book on making wine will be published: Wine Making: A Guide to Growing, Nurturing and Producing by award winning winemaker, Kieron Atkinson and co-author Jane Travis. The book is an excellent guide to winemaking, covering everything from grape to glass, and would be ideal for those who discovered the pitfalls of […]

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 […]