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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 […]

London Spirits Competition

As one of the media partners of the London Spirits Competition, we’re delighted to let you know that The Ritz, The Stafford, The Connaught Bar, Gleneagles, Roka, 45 Park Lane and Dukes Hotel are just some of the prestigious names on the judging panel for the London Spirits Competition. Over the last few years, The […]

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 […]

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 […]

Awards for Isle of Harris Gin

Isle of Harris Gin has been awarded a Masters award at The Global Spirits Masters and a Silver award at the International Wine and Spirits Competition.  Commenting on the awards, Simon Erlanger, Isle of Harris Distillery’s Managing Director, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured a Masters Award at The Global Spirits Masters Awards, […]

The end of restrictions?

According to a recent poll, published by the Morning Advertiser, 56% of all hospitality operators are not confident that COVID-19 restrictions will be fully lifted on 19 July. Whatever happens on 19 July, it is doubtful that the country will be back operating in pre-pandemic conditions; some elements of social distancing and face coverings are […]

2021 Bartender Spirits Awards

The winners at the third Bartenders Spirits Awards, which took place in San Francisco on 7 June, have just been announced. Judged by top US bartenders and mixologists, the Bartender Spirits Awards judge a diverse range of spirits against the following parameters: mixability, balance and versatility, taste, mouthfeel and finish, packaging and price. This competition recognises […]

Awards for Mainbrace Rum

Mainbrace Rum has been recognised at several awards ceremonies for their Mainbrace Navy Strength Rum and Mainbrace Premium Golden Rum.  A double gold award was conferred on their Mainbrace Navy Strength Rum and their Mainbrace Premium Golden Rum took gold at the San Francisco Wine & Spirits Competition 2021 At the Rum & Cachaça Masters […]

Success for Navy Strength Gin

Thunderflower Distillery’s newest Navy Strength Gin, FireShip 58, won two awards at the recent 2021 Gin Guide Awards – winning in the Navy Strength Gin category and named as Industry Choice Award for Gin (awarded to the gin that received the highest number of nominations from industry experts). Gins from more than 30 countries competed […]

Silver for Wolftown Gin

Wolftown Gin, which is produced by Wolftown from Ulverston, Cumbria, has won a silver medal at the 2021 London Spirits Competition. Wolftown Gin, which scored 86 points, was judged on quality, value and packaging. Where other competitions focus solely on technical competence and distilling prowess, the London Spirits Competition evaluates drinks for their all round […]