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New rum launched

The Isle of Barra Distillers has just launched their very first Island Dark Rum, which is infused with exotic botanicals, including carrageen seaweed, coconut, cardamom, cloves, lemon and orange peel. We have yet to sample what sounds like an amazine rum, but we have read the tasting notes, which have certainly whet the appetite: on the […]

Beer Piper cleans up

Manchester-based Beer Piper, the UK’s number one company in beer line cleaning, is investing over one million pounds into the business as it consolidates its dominant position in the hospitality sector, which with enable to the company to move to new premises and buy additional equipment. The company will move to enlarged premises at Trafford […]

The Macallan M Collection

The Macallan has unveiled The Macallan M Collection, a range of limited release single malt whiskies, which celebrate the brand’s six pillars. The six pillars are the foundation stones that account for The Macallan’s distinctive and exceptional whiskies and comprise: Natural Colour, Mastery, Curiously Small Spirit Stills, The Estate, Exceptional Oak Casks and Sherry Seasoning. […]

Bless these hops

Surrey-based Hogs Back Brewery welcomed 200 guests to an official blessing of its hop garden in Tongham by local vicar, Reverend Claire Holt, held on Ascension Day (26 May). Blessing of crops is a tradition dating back centuries in rural communities, as a way of encouraging plentiful harvests. Hogs Back’s 8.5-acre hop garden is home […]

The sky’s the limit

As part of Virgin Atlantics’s celebration of English Wine Week, Folc has been selected as Virgin’s exclusive partner to celebrate English wine in all its glory this summer. Having not served still rosé for seven years, Folc, England’s highest ranking still rosé, will be served in Virgin’s Upper Class Cabins on all routes to the […]

Festival beer goes into orbit

South London-based Orbit Beers have teamed up with Croydon-based brewery, Anspach & Hobday, to create a new limited-edition 1861 Running Porter for the Woodfest event, which runs from 25-28 May 2022.  Paul Spraget, Orbit’s head brewer, and Paul Anspach have brewed a limited-edition 1861 Running Porter (5.3% ABV) inspired by a traditional recipe, which will […]

Your very good health ma’am

Shakespeare Distillery has launched a new Jubilee Gin to coincide with the celebrations around the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, which will see the nation and commonwealth mark this unique and historic event. The team at the independent artisan spirit producer, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, has crafted a completely new dry gin, which is royal blue in colour […]

Award-winning Wolftown Gin

Wolftown Citrus Gin, produced by Ulverston-based Wolftown, was a winner in The Flavoured Gin category at The Gin Guide Awards 2022 and it also won a bronze medal at the London Spirits Competition, which took place in London in March. Hundreds of gins from over 30 countries around the world took part in The Gin […]

I’ll drink to that

A Warwick business is flying the flag for Her Majesty as well as supporting a local charity with the launch of its limited edition cocktail. The Royal Jubilee Cocktail is being served at That Gin & Cocktail Bar from Friday 13 May (World Cocktail Day) until 5 June as part of Jubilee celebrations across the […]

The Kitchin welcomes Wild Eve

The team at Wild Eve is delighted to announce that Recipe No. 1, their innovative non-alcoholic botanical infusion, is now available at Tom Kitchin’s eponymous Michelin-starred restaurant, The Kitchin. Located in a converted whisky warehouse in Edinburgh’s port district of Leith, the team at The Kitchin, renowned for its from nature-to-plate philosophy, has created a […]