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Going for gold

Revival Rum was awarded double gold at the 24th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition, which took place in early April, following on from its success at the London Spirits Competition, where the rum won a gold medal. The awards are a remarkable achievement for master distiller James Singlehurst, who only started producing the Caribbean-inspired […]

Taste of paradise

According to various reports published in recent years, the demand for rum in the UK is set to continue to grow. An article published by The Spirits Business in 2022 reported that: “The UK is the third-largest rum market in the world and is valued at £1.17 billion (US$1.47bn), according to a new report by […]

Driven to succeed

And, it’s good news for Independent breweries and distilleries based in London who have recently switched to carbon-neutral courier, Packfleet. Many of those who have signed up to the new delivery service were frustrated with unreliable delivery companies. Packfleet boasts an impressive track record of reliability (0.07% failure rate), backed-up with a £1,000 refund guarantee […]

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Go West

When running a drinks magazine, along with being sent myriad press releases, you also get invited to a growing number of product launches, tastings and industry events. The most recent invitation came from High West Distillery’s UK PR agency who had organised a product launch that we were invited to. Unfortunately, we didn’t think we […]

What’s your poison?

Fresh to market is Toxin, a new range of social media-driven drinks aimed at students and the young adult market. The new brand is a joint venture between instagram and TikTok influencer, Rufus Rice, and The East Coast Cocktail Company. When celebrities or high profile personalities launch their own products, fame will only get you […]

London Spirits Competition results

The results of the 2024 London Spirits Competition have now been released. Now in its seventh year this competition is unique for presenting awards based on quality, value and packaging. This year there was a record number of entrants, from over 80 countries, all hoping to win the highly-prized bronze, silver and gold awards. The […]

Alexandrion’s winning formula

At the recent World Whisky Awards 2024, Carpathian Single Malt Whisky was awarded a gold medal and won the top accolade in the single cask, single malt category; it was also named as the winner in the Country category. The Alexandrion Group has also announced a unique collaboration with Mexican tequila house, Casa Aceves, who […]

Lower your costs & emissions

With on-going cost pressures and obligations to reduce CO2 emissions, drinks manufacturers are battling on several fronts, which has led to many smaller and medium-sized breweries going out of business. One company that is helping businesses across all sectors to reduce their energy costs and CO2 emissions is Worksop-based Levercor Energy System’s whose combined heat […]

Welsh whisky sell-out

West Wales-based distillery, In the Welsh Wind, has sold out of its inaugural release of 30-litre casks of their single malt whisky. The distillery, which pioneers locally grown Welsh barley and the use of ‘green’ (unkilned) malt, will now focus on the release of its own bottles over the coming years. The 30-litre casks were […]

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 […]