Salcombe Gin 'Phantom'

Sauternes estate Château Climens has partnered with Devon’s Salcombe Distilling Company to create a new cask-aged gin, marking the sixth release in the limited edition Voyager Series. Named ‘Phantom’ after one of the Salcombe Fruit Schooners built in the small Devon port in 1867, the gin is inspired by the unique characteristics of Sauternes wines. …

Art of Italicus 2020 Aperitivo Challenge Glo-cal Edition

Italian aperitivo brand Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto has launched the Art of Italicus 2020 Aperitivo Challenge: Glo-cal Edition, a global platform to support bartenders. Replacing the annual Art of Italicus Aperitivo Challenge bartender competition, the new initiative is inspired by “thinking global, with local ingredients”. Up to eight bars and bartenders have been chosen from …

Junimperium Winter Edition Gin

Estonian artisan gin brand Junimperium has introduced its Winter Edition Gin to the UK on-trade and off-trade in time for the festive period. The 43% ABV gin is inspired by the classic, seasonal flavours of Northern Europe, where it is distilled. It is infused with lingonberries, which are native to the Estonian Boreal Forests, alongside …

La Fee Absinthe 20cl

La Fée Absinthe is rolling out a new 20cl format of its flagship La Fée Parisienne, along with a 12-page detachable cocktail book. Integrated into the label of the bottle, the cocktail book not only serves up the history of the category and the origins of La Fée, but offers education on how to drink …

Bowsaw American whiskey

Kirker Greer Spirits has added a second expression to the UK offering of its American whiskey brand Bowsaw. Distilled and matured in the north of Kentucky, near the Ohio River, Bowsaw Straight Bourbon Whiskey has a unique mash bill comprising 75% corn, 21% rye and 4% barley. It is aged for over three years in …

Guinness 0.0

Diageo-owned Guinness has unveiled Guinness 0.0, a new non-alcoholic, low calorie version of its iconic stout beer. Guinness 0.0 was four years in the making and is produced at St James’s Gate, the home of Guinness in Dublin, Ireland using the same method as the alcoholic version, with the same natural ingredients – water, barley, …

Rachel Dobson, Lynx Purchasing

Hospitality operators working flat out to deal with the challenges of the tightening of Covid restrictions will also have to cope with a series of challenges set to disrupt supply in the coming months, warns buying specialist Lynx Purchasing. Planning for uncertainty could well be the definition of the ‘new normal’ for hospitality, says Lynx, …

Hospitality Gin

A new not-for-profit gin brand called Hospitality Gin has been launched to support the UK hospitality industry throughout the coronavirus pandemic. When Covid-19 began to affect the hospitality industry in the UK, Sheffield-based industry veteran Tom Lord set out to create a spirit to help. To produce the London dry-style gin, Tom teamed up with …

Hospitality trade bodies UKHospitality, the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) and the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) report mass redundancies and permanent closure of venues across the UK, without the appropriate package of support from government. The findings, which come from a sector-wide survey of members of all three trade associations, conducted by research …

Worthy Park rum

Premium drinks distributor Spirit Cartel has taken on Jamaican single estate rum Worthy Park. Thought to be Jamaica’s oldest rum distiller, Worthy Park has its own sugar cane fields, factory and distillery on the same 9,000-acre plot, giving it “absolute control over quality”. Spirit Cartel’s new partnership with Worthy Park covers all its rums, including …