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The art of the rebrand

We were approached by the UK-based PR agency looking after Belgian Owl, a Belgian distillery based in the region of Hesbaye, producing a range of authentic, Scottish-inspired whiskies.  The focus of the agency’s approach was that the distillery had undergone a major rebrand and we were invited to run the story. We agreed and we […]

Thornbridge triumphs

At the recent SIBA Awards, Bakewell-based Thornbridge Brewery was recognised in four main categories, including being named as Brewery Business of the Year. in the Commercial Achievement category the brewery was a finalist; their online shop was highly commended and the company was also named as the winner of the Best Collaboration award. The collaboration […]

Supporting local producers

Peak Ales, the Peak District-based brewery, was chosen by the owners of The Cupola – a new heritage centre, licensed kitchen and gift ship – to produce their own label beer and gin. Colin and Alison Hall, who recently launched The Cupola, built in their home Peak District village of Stoney Middleton, are keen to […]

History in the making

Award-winning Warwickshire brewer, Purity Brewing Company, has announced a historic licensing partnership with English Heritage. In what is one of the company’s biggest partnerships in recent times, Purity Brewing Company has launched its English Heritage Collection – a trio of Best Bitter, Organic Craft Lager and Low Alcohol Pale Ale – part of a shared […]

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 […]

Time to chill

Enviro-Cool, an innovative refrigeration technology company, has launched V-Tex, a game-changing technology that chills cans and bottles on demand.  Since launching in 2000 it has been Enviro-Cool’s mission to develop technology and products that rapidly chill beverages at the point of sale or consumption. Based in Wapping, East London, the British company has patented technology […]

Packaging that delivers

Hand Crafted Drinks Magazine is primarily here to support the artisan and hand-crafted drinks sector, but we’re also delighted to support those companies that in turn support the increasing numbers of independent producers across the UK. One such company is Printed Paper Tubes, which for over 30 years has been producing a wide range of […]

Badger’s fresh new look

Leading independent brewer Badger Beers is launching a range of characterful new designs for its range of premium bottled ales, with packs set to appear in various retail outlets in August. Initially, seven of Badger’s top-selling premium ales will feature the new design, including newly-launched coffee stout, called Master Stoat, with more to follow, including […]