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The sky’s the limit

As part of Virgin Atlantics’s celebration of English Wine Week, Folc has been selected as Virgin’s exclusive partner to celebrate English wine in all its glory this summer. Having not served still rosé for seven years, Folc, England’s highest ranking still rosé, will be served in Virgin’s Upper Class Cabins on all routes to the […]

Isle of Barra’s new liqueur

The Isle of Barra Distillery Rhubarb and Heather Gin Liqueur, uses rhubarb sourced from a local charitable organisation on the island, Garadh a’ Bhagh a’ Tuath. Garadh a’ Bhagh a’ Tuath runs a community garden and café project, which produces the freshest local ingredients available and using as much of the produce in their recipes […]

Hogs Back’s 30th anniversary

Hogs Back brewery is kick-starting celebrations for its 30th anniversary in style, by putting its home village in Surrey firmly on the map with the rebrand of its flagship ale as Tongham TEA. The new name and accompanying stylish visual update for TEA, or Traditional English Ale, reflects Hogs Back’s place at the heart of the […]

Spring Cocktails

As we move out of winter and into the warmer spring and summer months, we are delighted to share with you two brand new cocktails, perfect for the brighter days ahead. One of these cocktails is from the Isle of Barra Distillery, which produces the delicious Rhubarb and Heather Gin Liqueur, using rhubarb sourced from […]

St Maur takes gold in Vegas

Aristocratic entrepreneurs from Alcester are celebrating further international success for their liqueur within the first 18 months of trading. The Las Vegas Global Spirits Gold Award becomes the latest in a series of prestigious industry accolades for St Maur Elderflower Liqueur, produced by William and Kelsey Seymour, the Earl and Countess of Yarmouth. Chosen among […]

COVID-19 rules eased

Here at Hand Crafted Drinks Magazine, we support the government’s latest announcement that the measures put in place under Plan B in England will be lifted. The changes are set out below: The government is no longer asking people to work from home if they can. People should now talk to their employers to agree […]

Gin school’s lofty ambitions

An award-winning gin distiller, whose business started in his kitchen three years ago, is joining forces with the hotelier who became his first customer; together they are planning to launch a new gin school that will open its door on 4 February 2022. The Castle Gin School will be based in what was a derelict 17th […]

RBL gins to raise £100,000

Building on the success of last year’s fundraising campaign, which raised over £40,000 for the Royal British Legion (RBL), Derbyshire Distillery has launched a new range of four gins to celebrate the RBL’s 100th anniversary — with the aim of raising £100,000 to support the work of the charity. In 2020 Derbyshire Distillery became a […]

Issue 3 is now online

Welcome to the third issue of Hand Crafted Drinks Magazine and the penultimate issue of the year. Having come through a very mixed summer, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and latterly the effects of Brexit, the hospitality industry is hoping for a bright Christmas, but clouds remain over the sector. Staff shortages across various sectors, from […]

Issue Two out now

If you haven’t yet seen issue two, you can view it as a PDF or on two digital platforms by clicking here. From issue two: On Monday 19 July — or ‘Freedom Anecdotal evidence from the food Day’ to many — England finally and drink sector suggests that the witnessed the end of the majority of […]