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Sky Wave’s brand new look

Sky Wave, the award-winning small batch distillery based in Oxfordshire, has unveiled a bold new brand identity and stylish new bottle design. Since launching in 2019 Sky Wave has been committed to their craft, with an unwavering dedication to innovation. The result is a growing portfolio of award-winning gins, including their original gin – Sky […]

Mixing it up with Mocktology

The founders of start-up company, Mocktology, have combined the science of mocktails and how our senses react to flavours. In 2017 Rehana Choudhry and Shivali Lakhani started experimenting with the development of a range of alcohol-free syrups that would be used to make mocktails. The launch of their company was delayed by Covid-19 and the […]

Success at London Spirits Competition

Located between the Drava River and the slopes of the Bilogora mountains of Croatia is the small town of Pitomača, where MAMM Distillery produces award-winning brandy. The family-owned business produces traditional Croatian fruit brandy, made with quinces and plums sourced from their own orchards and local producers. After the first distillation the soft brandy is […]

Hand Picked wines

Expert sommelier, Louise Gordon, has joined Hand Picked Hotels to continue to strengthen its food and drink credentials. Hand Picked Hotels is a collection of 21 privately owned, luxury country houses and coastal retreats, founded in 2001 by owner, chairman and CEO, Julia Hands MBE.  As the company’s first head of wine, Louise will oversee […]

Irish drinks renaissance

In 2010 Ireland had just four distilleries; today, there are over 40 who are all playing their part in the renaissance of Irish spirits. A similar picture emerges from the brewing sector: in 2008 there were 26 breweries and by 2021 there were 77. This vibrant and inventive group of Irish producers are creating increasingly […]

A stitch in time

Halifax-based artisan distillers, Speight’s Gin, has created a new gin to celebrate the history and heritage of The Piece Hall, in the centre of Halifax, the world’s only remaining Georgian cloth hall, which was built in 1779 as a venue for trading of pieces (30-yard lengths) of cloth produced by cottage workers on handlooms. In August […]

Do pay attention, 007

The Macallan James Bond 60th Anniversary Release has been unveiled to mark The Six Decades of James Bond films. The remarkable collection comprises six limited edition bottles encasing a single malt whisky in unique packs, each featuring an original illustrative design and colour to denote the decade it represents. The distinctive packaging brings to life […]

A very special vintage

Following its purchase by Karma Group, a collection of worldwide luxury resorts established by British entrepreneur John Spence, Karma Lake of Menteith is now able to offer its guests the opportunity to taste a very special red wine created and blended by John Spence himself, together with his ninety year-old father, Mike Spence. The wine […]