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Just the tonic

We might be breathing a collective sigh of relief now that the heatwave has subsided, but for when the sun returns the Isle of Barra Distillers and Wild Eve have created some mouth-watering cocktails.  The Barra Mojito 60ml Island Dark Rum 20ml Sugar syrup (seaweed infused syrup adds an additional layer of depth to the […]

We are the champions

A total of 250 pubs have joined the Grassroots Sports Champion programme, launched in March by PubAid and Sky to recognise and reward pubs’ support for local sport. The Grassroots Sports Champion programme is open to any pub involved in local sport, whether they host a pool or darts side, sponsor a football team or […]

National Cocktail Day

Today, 24 March, is NATIONAL COCKTAIL DAY and to mark the occasion we have some new cocktail recipes to share that are based on the award-winning St Maur elderflower liqueur, developed in rural Warwickshire by a descendant of Jane Seymour. The Earl of Yarmouth, William Seymour, has learned the art of mixology and has launched […]

New career uncorked

I recently had the opportunity to interview the founder of Tomelier, Tom Newbold, who called time on his career in the law to launch a virtual and in-person wine tasting company. When was the business launched? I originally established the business in 2019 as a partnership and found a niche in the market of offering […]

Party at a brewery

The popular idiom to describe an incompetent person states that they couldn’t organise a party at a brewery. The actual word isn’t ‘party’ but you get the idea. But, if it’s a party at a brewery that you’re after then the owners of Hogs Back Brewery in Tongham, Surrey, have got the next few months […]

A mouthwatering opportunity

The deadline for prospective investors to own shares in a successful Warwickshire-based cidery is Monday 28 February. The minimum investment is £1,000 and the company is aiming for its shareholders to see a return within three to five years. The owners of Napton Cidery raised £190,000 in a recent crowdfunding campaign that will help secure the […]

Love is in the air

The Isle of Harris Distillery is the Scottish Gin Distillery of The Year 2021 and produces a multi-award-winning gin. This year to celebrate Valentine’s Day the distillery has produced a series of  new cards featuring four age-old courting rituals from the Outer Hebrides. The range of cards that the distillery has commissioned features a series of […]

Brighton Gin is bound for Oz

Following a year of meticulous planning, involving late nights and early morning Zoom calls, the owner of Brighton Gin is delighted to announce that their products will now be available in Australia. There have been various Customs hurdles to overcome, but in the very near future the gin will be available to order online for […]

Rowing for charity

Scilly Spirit Distillery has agreed to sponsor the “Emergensea Duo’s” Row Across The Atlantic Ocean, which will take place on 12 December 2021 The “Emergensea Duo” is husband and wife team, Adam and Charlie, both A&E doctors who will be hanging up their scrubs to take on the Atlantic, which will see them rowing for […]