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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 […]

Summertime Blues

In the opening lines to the classic country song, Summertime Blues – Well I’m a gonna raise a fuss, I’m gonna raise a holler; About workin’ all summer just to try an’ earn a dollar – the singer laments his lack of freedom and that he can’t enjoy the summer because he has to work. Today, following […]

No.1 Fairham Gin set to launch

Ellis McKeown and Liam Stemson, founders of Lancashire-based No.1 Fairham Gin, have spent the last 12 months perfecting their signature gin, which will be officially launched at the end of March. Ellis and Liam, who share a passion for gin, made the most of the Coronavirus lockdowns to turn their gin-making dream into a reality. […]

A vintage year

Ventons Devon Cyder has just released a nine-year-old, 2012 vintage Naturally Sparkling Devon Cyder, which has been triple fermented. Almost a decade in the making this limited edition cider will be sought after by connoisseurs and aficionados, alike, who will savour the rich and complex taste. Made with age-old production methods and a wide range […]

From Cumbria with love

For 2021, multi award-winning Shed 1 Distillery has re-launched their Shed Loads of Love Gin, but this time with added bling. Shed Loads of Love Gin now includes a unique combination of 24ct gold, champagne and silver leaf, which gives extra sparkle to an already popular gin (the new version is available in 50cl bottles […]