Aberfeldy 15-Year-Old

Bacardi-owned single malt scotch whisky Aberfeldy has expanded its range with the launch of a 15-year-old expression finished in Bordeaux wine casks. Red wine casks from Pomerol, the smallest of all major Bordeaux wine producing appellations, were selected to finish the new limited edition bottling. It spent 15 years in a combination of bourbon re-fill …

Autonumis Ecochill Bottle Coolers

UK manufacturer Autonumis has recently announced the launch of its latest generation of EcoChill Bottle Coolers. First to be released is the standard double unit, which will be followed by the single and maxi-double. The third generation version has a completely new refrigeration system, designed to utilise the latest in low-energy compressor and fan technology. …

London Essence Fresh Serve

Mixer brand The London Essence Company is introducing a new dispense system to the on-trade that serves flavoured tonic water infusions. The system, London Essence Fresh Serve, offers five flavours from the London Essence tonic water portfolio, including the brand’s classic Indian variant, elderflower, cucumber, grapefruit and rhubarb. The bar-top unit infuses London Essence’s distilled …

Bacardí Aventura

Bacardí has partnered with Cuban bar group Revolución de Cuba to launch a limited edition rum. Bacardí Aventura is blend of dark rums aged for a minimum of three years in American oak Barrels and infused infused with notes of tropical fruit, cedar and vanilla. The expression will be exclusively available at Revolución de Cuba …

Metaxa Twelve Competition

Rémy Cointreau-owned Greek spirit Metaxa has named Thomas Hay-Owens from The Venner Bar at The Bull Hotel 2019’s Metaxa Twelve competition winner. This year’s contest invited bartenders across the UK to create a new serve incorporating Metaxa 12 Stars, which were judged on four main qualities: Look, Sense, Listen and Explore. Nearly one hundred entries …

Gnista non-alcoholic 'spirit'

Following a successful on-trade launch in Scandinavia, premium non-alcoholic ‘spirit’ brand Gnista has made its way to the UK market. Produced in small batches in Skåne, Sweden, Gnista champions modern gastronomy, food technology and classic spirit making techniques, where distillation, brewing and barrel ageing are central. The brand’s first expression, Floral Wormwood, is “aromatic and …

The Alchemist Canary Wharf

Bar and restaurant group The Alchemist is to open its biggest site to date, located in Canary Wharf, London. The 6,200 sq ft space will include two outdoor terraces, a 100-cover restaurant and three bar areas, with an all-day dining menu and new ‘grab and go’ bagel offering available alongside The Alchemist’s signature theatrical cocktails. …

Lolly Loyalty app

Digital commerce specialist Lolly has launched its own loyalty app to further support Britain’s hospitality operators. With the new Lolly Loyalty app, outlets can now complete the entire purchasing process using Lolly’s in-house software support services, ranging from pre-order, to collection, self-serve, payments, and now, loyalty. Available on both Android and IOS, the easy-to-use app …

Agnes Arber Pineapple gin

UK distributor and brand owner Signature Brands is expanding its Agnes Arber gin portfolio, with the launch of a new pineapple-flavoured variant. Tapping into the ever-growing flavoured gin category, Agnes Arber Pineapple leads on from the successful launch of Arber Rhubarb last year, and adds another “bold” expression to the gin range. The new 41.6% …

Italicus’ Aperitivo Challenge 2019

Selia Bugallo of Kwãnt, London has been crowned the Best Italicus Bar Artist of the Year with her aperitivo-style cocktail, The Three of Us. At the final at Barcelona’s Paradiso bar, which recently placed at number 20 in the World’s 50 Best Bars, 12 bartenders battled it out in front of a live panel of …