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 food production and distribution,
to those working in the leisure and hospitality industry, could start to impact on many businesses that have been struggling for the last 18 months. Add in the fuel crisis and we’re potentially facing a second winter of discontent.
Here at Hand Crafted Drinks Magazine, we hope that the latest government announcements will keep the country moving and will ensure that we can all enjoy a well- deserved festive season this year.
In this issue we have an interview with Eva O’Doherty, one of the youngest distillers around, along with a Q&A session with the owners of Napton Cidery. We also have an article that explains how and why you should always pay attention to your beer lines and there’s a feature on OakVilla, the Norfolk-based distillery and restaurant that offers two compelling reasons to visit.
As always, keep sending in your latest news and views — we’re here as the voice of the increasing number of artisan and hand-crafted drinks producers and we want to do all we can to keep this sector as vibrant as possible.
Simon Turton Editorial Director | Chris Keightley Sales Director