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Cambusier is now in the UK

Destined for premium cocktail bars and restaurants, Cambusier fruit liqueurs are now available to the UK drinks market, following an exclusive distribution deal with purpose-led drinks firm Ten Locks. The Cambusier range has been described as ‘France in a bottle’ and has been inspired by several regions across l’Hexagone: Crème de Cassis (Bourgogne Franche-Comté), Strawberry (Bretagne), Mirabelle Plum […]

Cocktail brand acquired

Craft canned cocktail brand Ace+Freak has been acquired by Getir, the grocery home delivery service. The deal means that A+F’s products will now be available nationwide for the first time, in time for new year celebrations. Ace+Freak’s range includes: Mint & Elderflower Spritz (5.5% ABV), Ginger & Lemongrass Mule (5.5% ABV) and Watermelon & Cucumber […]

Distillery supports local charity

The Isle of Barra Distillers has raised an incredible £2,500 from this year’s Giving Tuesday, for The Barra Cancer Group. Over Giving Tuesday, which took place on 30 November 2021, Isle of Barra Distillers donated £12 from every bottle sold, to the charity. Isle of Barra Distillers’ co-founder, Katie Morrison commented: “We were honoured to hand […]

Supermarket deal for Diablesse

Manchester-based drinks firm Ten Locks has secured the first supermarket listing for premium rum brand Diablesse, a company also based in Manchester. Diablesse’s award-winning Clementine Spiced Rum is now on shelves of 10 Morrisons stores across the North West.  Made from single origin, 100% Demerara rum from the world-renowned Diamond Distillery in Guyana in the Caribbean, Diablesse Clementine Spiced Rum is made using locally produced sugar cane molasses and traditional pot […]

Excellent, Mr Hobbs

One of the very enjoyable aspects of running this magazine is the chance to sample a wide range of drinks. Recently we were delighted to have received two sample bottles from Henley-on-Thames-based Mr Hobbs Gin: Mr Hobbs 150 and Mr Hobbs Spiced Plum Gin. My first impression of Mr Hobbs Spiced Plum Gin Liqueur was […]

In for a penny

Investors are being invited to become a part of the Isle of Barra Distiller’s (IoBD) story as they launch their first Premium Single Malt Scotch Whisky Isle of Barra, this month (December 2021). The Island of Barra is Scotland’s most westerly island facing the Atlantic Ocean and home to the isle’s first distillery: Isle of […]

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 […]

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 […]