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New formats drive expansion

Shanky’s Whip has added three new formats of its Irish Whiskey Liqueur to its range in the UK, including 350ml, 1 litre and 1.75 litre bottles, which are now available to drinks retailers and hospitality operators now through Craftwork, the company’s distributor. Each variant supports critical pillars in Shanky’s Whip’s global expansion strategy; the full […]

Buxton Brewery goes for growth

Buxton Brewery has announced the appointment of three key executives who will lead the business and play a pivotal role in delivering ambitious plans for this successful independent brewery. Rob Topham joined the company in August as technical director; he will oversee production at the brewery’s Staden Lane brewing facility in Buxton, Derbyshire. With an […]

Invest in self-sufficiency

Collective Motion Brewing, a brewery equipment specialist, is experiencing a surge in demand from independent breweries investing in their facilities to increase their self-sufficiency and reduce running costs. The Bradford-based company has received orders from breweries across the UK who are upgrading and expanding their own brewing facilities and harnessing technology to eliminate the expense […]

Hand Picked wines

Expert sommelier, Louise Gordon, has joined Hand Picked Hotels to continue to strengthen its food and drink credentials. Hand Picked Hotels is a collection of 21 privately owned, luxury country houses and coastal retreats, founded in 2001 by owner, chairman and CEO, Julia Hands MBE.  As the company’s first head of wine, Louise will oversee […]

Tequila is just the tonic

The owners of El Santo, a Glasgow bar and restaurant, are celebrating the recent tie-up with Patron Tequila, the world’s leading premium tequila brand. Every live music event that takes place at El Santo – a Latin American-themed 90-seater restaurant with a discreet speakeasy bar (El Santito) – will now be supported by Patron Tequila. […]

Make a great impression

Labelnet, a trusted name in the world of self-adhesive labels for over two decades, has announced an exciting addition to their range of services. With over 24 years of expertise in the field of self-adhesive label printing, Labelnet is committed to delivering cutting-edge labelling solutions to clients across various industries. Their latest offer comprises three […]

Single malt success

Carpathian Single Malt Whisky’s Cognac, Ruby Port and Amarone expressions took gold at the recent World Whisky Masters 2023 in the UK, whilst Fetească Neagră, Madeira, Burgundy, Commandaria and Vradiano were awarded silver. At the International Spirits Challenge (UK) Fetească Neagră & Cognac expressions all took bronze, as did their Oloroso expression at the International […]

Hidden Sea reveals RTD spritz range

The Hidden Sea has just launched a new ready-to-drink (RTD) range comprising Spritz Rosé and Spritz Pinot Grigio, available in cans across the UK. The new range will join its wider range of vegan wines, including a Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Rosé, Shiraz and Red Blend – in a drive to actively remove plastic from the […]

Fares please!

A Warwickshire gin company has acquired the Cocktail Tours company based in Tewkesbury to take its unique concept on the road for the first time. It marks the start of an exciting new journey for That Gin Company brand, which started out as That Gin & Cocktail Bar in Warwick. The converted double-decker Cocktail Tours […]

Hotel branches out

Keen to increase its portfolio of local, artisan suppliers, The Red House Hotel, based in the small Perthshire town of Coupar Angus, has announced that it is now stocking award-winning Lost Orchards Cider. The cidery was established in 2019 by fourth generation farmer, Andrew Husband and his business partner, Angus Morrison. The cider is produced […]