Soda Folk Grape Soda

Craft soda brand Soda Folk has added a new grape-flavoured soda to its range. The company prides itself on producing drinks that are authentic, nostalgic and familiar, with variants celebrating iconic American flavours. Created using carefully-sourced high-quality ingredients, Soda Folk’s new Grape Soda contains only naturally occurring sugars with no artificial colours, preservatives or flavourings. …

Giulia Cuccurullo, Patrón Perfectionists

Giulia Cuccurullo from Artesian Bar in London has been named the winner of Patrón Tequila’s Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition. The competition, which is now in its fifth year, challenged bartenders across the globe to create a “simply perfect” Patrón cocktail that embodies the traits of a true perfectionist: care and dedication, attention to detail, creativity …

Pedrino Spritz range

Pedrino Spritz will be targeting the pub and bar sector with Love Drinks as its new UK distributor. Launched by Joe Knopfler and Sam Showering, the brand is “helping bring the authentic Spritz back into fashion”, and boasts a three-strong range inspired by the drinks cabinets of Spain, Portugal and Italy. Pedrino blends origin-protected sherry, …

Vestal Vodka new bottle

Vestal Vodka has secured a deal with Halewood, which is celebrated by a new bottle design and the release of Vestal’s 2015 vintage. Halewood will take a 48% share in the Vestal business for an undisclosed sum. Both family-owned drinks firms are determined to take advantage of what they see as the coming “revival” of …

Bottles wine bar

Following on from its Old Spitalfields Market launch last year, Italian wine bar Bottles is venturing into west London with the opening of a new site on Draycott Avenue. Unlike its sister venues, which are designed with an industrial and rustic aesthetic, the new Chelsea site is the “light and airy counterpart”. The space features …

Bruichladdich Distillery

For Burns Night, on 25 January, Bruichladdich Distillery from Islay will be raising a toast to its Scottish heritage and provenance with a series of celebrations across London. The distillery has collaborated with a number of venues, including Cub, Wilder, The Conduit and Galvin at Windows’ 10 Degrees Bar, adding modern twists on classic dishes and …

Dash Water glass bottles

Dash Water has announced the launch of its 750ml glass bottles of British sparkling water across the on-trade and off-trade. Dash Water offers a collection offers four naturally infused waters, available in cans. Created using “a dash of flavour” from wonky British fruit and veg that has been rejected by supermarkets, the waters come in …

Jumping Goat liqueur

Drinksology Group’s distribution team When We Are Giants has been appointed as the distributor for New Zealand’s Jumping Goat coffee liqueur as it enters the UK market. The coffee-rich liqueur launched five years ago in New Zealand, and already has significant distribution across New Zealand, Australia, Asia and Canada. To produce Jumping Goat, 100% organic …

Cardrona Distillery's Rose Rabbit Liqueurs

Family-owned New Zealand-based Cardrona Distillery is launching its range of Rose Rabbit liqueurs in the UK in time for Valentine’s Day. The small-batch super-premium liqueurs are available in three flavours – Orange, Elderflower and Butterscotch – and can be served neat, over ice or mixed into a classic cocktail. Rose Rabbit Orange Liqueur (47.1% ABV) …

Belvoir Fruit Farms

Belvoir Fruit Farms has added two new expressions to its ready-to-drink Pressé range – Pink Lady Sparkling Apple Juice and Lime & Soda. Available from mid-January, Belvoir’s Pink Lady Sparkling Apple Juice is created by blending both clear and cloudy apple juices from Pink Lady apples, along with a dash of elderberry juice. Made with …