Navy Island Rum

Navy Island Rum, a brand inspired by the rich and vibrant history of Navy Island in Jamaica, is now available in the UK. Navy Island is a small tropical island off the coast of Port Antonio, Jamaica. In the eighteenth century, it was used by the British Royal Navy – hence its name. According to …

The Whiskymaker's Reserve No 3

The Lakes Distillery has released the third expression in its limited edition Whiskymaker’s Reserve series – a single malt matured in a variety of sherry casks. Launched in September 2019, the Whiskymaker’s Reserve range sets out to showcase the distillery’s sherry-led house style. Following on from two sold-out releases, the new Whiskymaker’s Reserve No 3 …

Hello Beer app

Hello Beer, a new mobile training app designed to upskill bartenders on beer and cider service quality, has launched with a free trial for all UK bar staff. With much of the UK on-trade currently furloughed due to coronavirus, Hello Beer allows operators to engage staff with easily digestible mobile training ahead of pubs reopening. …

AA Covid Confident scheme

The AA is rolling out a new ‘Covid Confident’ assessment scheme to support the hospitality industry as the UK prepares to come out of lockdown. The accreditation will indicate to customers that an establishment has in place the necessary risk assessments, safety measures and staff training, in line with the Government and UKHospitality’s published guidelines. …

WSET beer qualification

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), the world’s largest global provider of wine, spirits and sake qualifications, is developing a suite of beer qualifications. WSET already offers qualifications in three subject areas – wine, spirits and sake – and plans to add two beer qualifications (Levels 1 and 2) to its portfolio, both online …

Three Sheets Pernod Ricard cocktails

Pernod Ricard UK is supporting independent and local venues by collaborating with London bar Three Sheets to bottle and deliver seven exclusive cocktails. The cocktails have been created by seven fellow London cocktail bars and contain either Beefeater, Jameson or Havana Club as the key ingredient. Three Sheets will bottle and deliver the drinks, giving …

ePOS Hybrid contactless ordering

Hospitality tech start-up ePOS Hybrid is offering bar, restaurant and casual dining operators a way of introducing safe, contactless customer interaction to comply with social distancing guidelines. The new product is a contactless self-ordering system, which will allow customers to process their full orders from their phone, without leaving their seats. This removes the need …

Sheppy's cider range

Somerset cidermaker Sheppy’s is bolstering its range of traditional premium craft ciders with the launch of Redstreak. Coinciding with the start of summer, Redstreak is a medium-sweet single variety cider with a modest ABV of 4%. Made with traditional Somerset Redstreak apples, the cider is “crisp and light” with a “refreshing fruity flavour”. Master of …

Finders Spirits

Yorkshire-based Sloemotion Distillery has unveiled its new seven-strong Finders Spirits range, featuring gins, vodkas and rums. The collection, which taps into consumers’ “spirit of adventure”, has been created using “bold, intriguing flavours” from around the world. Fruits of the Forest Gin contains 19 botanicals, including orange peel, mint and ginger, to bring out the sweetness …

Compass Box range

Scotch whisky Compass Box has appointed Proof Drinks as its new distributor as the brand looks to continue its growth in the UK market. Compass Box was founded by John Glaser with a mission to make the world of scotch whisky a “more interesting place”. Over the past two decades, the London-based blending house has …