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New alliance for Innovatus

Innovatus Drinks, the brand behind Horse Guards Gin and Wing Walker Rum, has announced a strategic partnership with Hanlons Brewery. The deal confirms Hanlons as the exclusive distributor of Innovatus products in the South-West region and fast tracks an already expanding distribution network for Innovatus. The partnership also provides Hanlons with the opportunity to offer […]

Isle of Harris Gin goes for gold

Isle of Harris Gin has been awarded Gold in the Taste category for London Dry Gin, at the recent World Gin Awards 2021. The award-winning Isle of Harris Gin is the distillery’s inaugural spirit, distilled in Tarbert on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides. Juniper, coriander, angelica root, orris root, cubebs, bitter orange […]

Rowing for charity

Scilly Spirit Distillery has agreed to sponsor the “Emergensea Duo’s” Row Across The Atlantic Ocean, which will take place on 12 December 2021 The “Emergensea Duo” is husband and wife team, Adam and Charlie, both A&E doctors who will be hanging up their scrubs to take on the Atlantic, which will see them rowing for […]

Can you believe it?

The Copper Crew, founded by three friends Oli, Theo and Sam, produces award-winning wines in cans, a concept that was inspired by the trend for canning wines that started in the USA. Oli had the idea to launch a canned wine company whilst studying in the USA, where he had seen the growth in the […]

Cricket star’s charity beer

Bakewell-based Thornbridge Brewery has announced the launch of their latest beer, which has been produced in collaboration with international cricket star and England Test team captain, Joe Root MBE. All profits from Root 66 (named after Joe Root’s shirt number and his nickname) will be donated to the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity, of which Joe […]

Splice the Mainbrace

We might know that the phrase ‘splice the mainbrace’ is a naval tradition to make a toast to her Majesty the Queen, “To the Queen – God bless her” , but to what did it originally refer? On square-rigged sailing ships the mainbrace secured the main mast and played a pivotal role in maintaining the ship’s stability, […]

Great start for Twisted Cork

In June 2020, Christine and Lee Longden, a couple from Essex, launched their new wine retailing business, The Twisted Cork. Based at the Tower Business Park in Tiptree, near Colchester, The Twisted Cork offers a range of new and old world wines, including English wine, along with a variety of spirits and craft beers. They […]

Keep calm & carry on brewing

Langham Brewery continues to operate within the current Covid-19 guidelines to create, brew, serve and deliver their award-winning beers. They offer a range of fresh beers in casks, kegs, bottles and cans, which are hand-crafted at their micro-brewery near Petworth, in the heart of the South Downs National Park. To ensure their customers haven’t been […]

Distillery’s glassware range

The Isle of Harris Distillery, or the Social Distillery as it is often referred to, opened in October 2015 in the small harbour village of Tarbert. The distillery was the vision of Anderson ‘Burr’ Bakewell, a man who has been connected to the island for many years. The Isle of Harris Distillery’s main purpose is […]

Mocktail Beverages launch

Mocktails, which were created in the USA to fill a gap in the no and low alcohol drinks sectors, launched in the UK in 2020. Mocktails are made with the finest botanicals, herbs and spices, and are low in sugar, gluten free, vegan and have no artificial ingredients or preservatives. They are designed to be […]