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Taking the biscuit

A new, limited-edition beer made with Lotus Biscoff biscuits and spread is soon to be released, as part of a collaboration between two leading UK microbreweries – The Driftwood Spars Brewery, in St Agnes, Cornwall, and Fallen Acorn Brewing Co, based in Gosport, Hampshire. The new beer, called Niflheim Imperial Biscoff Stout, will be available […]

New partnership announced

Jake’s Drinks, the beer and cider brand from Kent-based Balfour Winery at Hush Heath Estate, has formed a strategic partnership with local brewery Cellar Head Brewing Company to develop its craft beer range. Balfour Winery has acquired a 25% shareholding in Cellar Head, which helped to develop Jake’s Lager and Jake’s IPA, earlier this year, […]

A real page turner

Warwickshire-based Napton Cidery’s new Whisky Cask blend has been featured in a new book, Modern British Cider, which is being launched around the country by author and industry expert, Gabe Cook. In the book, the self-titled ciderologist, Gabe, examines the increasing popularity and diversity of craft cider, as well as exploring the trends, challenges and opportunities […]

Hop Hop Hooray

Visitors to the Chelsea Flower Show expect to see some unusual plants, but few will have realised that this year the main entrance gates to the Royal Hospital have been adorned with one of the rarest of all hops – the near-extinct Farnham White Bine hop. Due to the pandemic the Chelsea Flower Show was […]

Lock in your savings

The clock is well and truly ticking for anyone looking to enter their wines, beers and spirits into the fifth annual London Wine Competition, which closes its super early bird pricing on 31 August 2021. What makes the London Wine, Beer and Spirits Competitions truly unique? Every judge has been or is currently employed in […]

STRYKK’s pop-up party

This Summer STRYKK, the non-alcoholic spirits brand, is taking the party to their customers with their portable STRYKK Club. First stop – Shoreditch. STRYKK is delighted to announce the launch of their first STRYKK Club, which will be equipped with a DJ booth and professional sound system, it will have everything customers would expect from their favourite […]

Twice as good

In true David and Goliath style, Jordan Morris who single-handedly runs Abingdon Distillery, put his original gins up against some of biggest distilleries in the world. In less than one week Jordan’s Single Malt-aged gin scored 95/100 at the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) and took first place; at the Gin Masters competition his […]

Tasting room now open

Leanne and Paul Colman, owners of The Little Quaker Distillery in Darlington, have announced the opening of their tasting room, where they will be hosting their gin experiences. The experiences cost £25 per person and include tasting four of their award-winning gins; the events also include cocktail making and there is a talk about gin […]

Stockport Gin’s new distillery

Stockport Gin, run by husband-and-wife team, Paul and Cheryl Sharrocks, recently opened the doors to their new distillery in the centre of Stockport, which was officially launched by the Mayor of Stockport, Cllr Adrian Nottingham. The couple started distilling in their garage in 2019, but by February 2021 they needed more space to keep up with […]

Ten Locks’ new partnership

Ten Locks, the drinks company curating a portfolio of ethical brands, has entered the booming American whiskey sector with its latest partner, Redwood Empire Whiskey.  Now available in the UK, the partnership has introduced three unique, barrel-aged spirits from Redwood Empire Whiskey, including Pipe Dream Bourbon Whiskey, Emerald Giant Rye Whiskeyand Lost Monarch Blend of Straight Whiskey. All three expressions are […]