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London calling

The London Competitions are designed to recognise the best spirits, wine, and beer brands showcasing quality at its most competitive. The competition helps brands to build their presence in the UK market and to get recognised by key industry influencers; this annual event continues to seek out products that are innovative, taste great and are […]

Award for apprentice distiller

Ffion Lewis has been promoted to lead distiller at In The Welsh Wind Distillery, the award-winning distillers based at Tanygroes, near Cardigan, after completing a Foundation Apprenticeship in Brewing. Now the 22-year-old’s learning journey has been rewarded with the Foundation Apprentice of the Year award at the annual Apprenticeship, Employment and Skills Awards, held by […]

Super Early Bird Discounts

The 2023 London Spirits Competition is now accepting submissions, so enter now to take advantage of their super early bird discounts. The organisers of the 2023 competition are encouraging brand owners to enter their spirits in the 6th annual London Spirits Competition and take advantage of the super early bird offer, which can save £75 […]

Enter your spirits brand

The 2023 London Spirits Competition is now accepting submissions. Brands looking to enter into the sixth annual London Spirits Competition are encouraged to submit by 31 August to get the super early bird offer and save £75 on the entry fee. If a drinks competition is doing its job, it should be attracting the most […]

Spirits competition winners

The results of the 2022 London Spirits Competition are out. This is a competition where spirits were judged for end-user consumers. Spirits were rated with three main criteria in mind: quality, value and packaging. To be a medal winner, Spirits must show a rating in all the three factors with most of the weighting on […]

Media partner status

Hand Crafted Drinks Magazine has become a media partner for the forthcoming events, the London Wine, London Spirits and London Beer competitions. We are working to promote and support the three UK-based international events, which look to recognise, reward and help promote drinks brands that have successfully been created to identify with and target specific drinkers. […]

Success for Welsh Distillery

The Spirit of Wales Distillery has picked up two silver medals at the 2022 Rum and Chahaça Masters competition.  In February 2022, The Spirits Business hosted The Rum & Cachaça Masters competition in search of the finest rum and cachaça brands across the globe. The panel comprised international spirits specialists who blind-tasted 220 drinks. The aim […]

Win VIP festival tickets

With thousands of festival-starved music fans eagerly awaiting a return to normality this year, Badger Beers is offering a number of VIP tickets to ‘Teddy Rocks’, the charity-focused festival in its home town of Blandford, Dorset, which it has supported for several years.   The competition will run across the Hall & Woodhouse and Badger […]