Skip to content

Archive for:

New Product

Cambusier is now in the UK

Destined for premium cocktail bars and restaurants, Cambusier fruit liqueurs are now available to the UK drinks market, following an exclusive distribution deal with purpose-led drinks firm Ten Locks. The Cambusier range has been described as ‘France in a bottle’ and has been inspired by several regions across l’Hexagone: Crème de Cassis (Bourgogne Franche-Comté), Strawberry (Bretagne), Mirabelle Plum […]

jeremy clarkson drinking hawkstone lager

Hawkstone outsells rivals

Jeremy Clarkson’s Hawkstone Lager became the UK’s number one selling beer on Amazon, just eight hours after it was launched – outselling Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois.  Sales of Hawkstone Lager, which is produced from barley that Clarkson grew himself on his farm in the Cotswolds, have been so strong that his team is considering putting […]

The art of wine making

In January 2022 a new book on making wine will be published: Wine Making: A Guide to Growing, Nurturing and Producing by award winning winemaker, Kieron Atkinson and co-author Jane Travis. The book is an excellent guide to winemaking, covering everything from grape to glass, and would be ideal for those who discovered the pitfalls of […]

New England IPA launched

New England IPA (NEIPA) is the first beer of the new Small Batch Series from Hall & Woodhouse, an independent family of brewers dating back to the 1770s. The Small Batch Series will offer contemporary and adventurous beers, complementing Hall & Woodhouse’s successful Badger Beers brand. NEIPA is an unfiltered 5.5% ABV beer with notes of […]

Please sir, can I have St Maur?

We were delighted to have received a beautifully proportioned bottle of St Maur, a delicious elderflower liqueur, hand-crafted in Warwickshire with elderflowers gathered by the producers, the Earl and Countess of Yarmouth, in their ancient family-owned woodlands. St Maur was sampled in the same way that we taste every spirit or liqueur we’re sent to review: […]

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 […]

Ten Locks’ new partnership

Ten Locks, the drinks company curating a portfolio of ethical brands, has entered the booming American whiskey sector with its latest partner, Redwood Empire Whiskey.  Now available in the UK, the partnership has introduced three unique, barrel-aged spirits from Redwood Empire Whiskey, including Pipe Dream Bourbon Whiskey, Emerald Giant Rye Whiskeyand Lost Monarch Blend of Straight Whiskey. All three expressions are […]

Come on, England

Surrey-based Hogs Back Brewery is offering drinkers a free pint of Three Hogs, its beer specially brewed for the Euros, if the England squad lifts the nation’s spirits by reaching the tournament final in July. Three Hogs was brewed as a draught beer for the Euros in 2016 and the World Cup in 2018, and […]

DrinkWell’s new low cal IPA

DrinkWell, the specialist retailer specialising in low calorie alcoholic drinks, has launched its own IPA to spearhead their lower calorie and low carb beer portfolio. DrinkWell IPA is a classically brewed IPA at 4.1% ABV, but only contains 99 calories and 3g carbohydrates per 330ml bottle; it is also suitable for gluten-free and vegan diets. […]

New tincture launches

Isle of Harris Distillers has just announced the third release of their experimental apothecary range of botanical inventions, designed to complement Isle of Harris Gin. Developed by friend of the brand and local plant expert, Amanda Saurin, Isle of Harris Distillers continues to explore the joys of the Outer Hebridean island’s indigenous flora. Hand-picked in […]