The Drinks Trust End of Furlough Grant scheme

Trade charity The Drinks Trust has introduced an End of Furlough Grant scheme to help industry professionals whose jobs are affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The government’s furlough scheme comes to an end on 31 October and will be replaced by the Job Support Scheme. The Drinks Trust says that, unfortunately, this will not be …

The Glenturret 12YO

Premium drinks distributor Axiom Brands has added scotch whisky brand The Glenturret to its growing portfolio. The move comes following the September acquisition of The Glenturret by new owners The Lalique Group. The brand has “big plans” for the distillery, which is located north west of Crieff in Perthshire, Scotland. First on the agenda will …

The Prime Minister has detailed a new three-level alert system in England, where local areas will be put into medium, high and very high alerts, to combat the spread of Covid-19. At a press conference held today (12 October), PM Boris Johnson said that the UK is entering a “new and crucial phase” in the …

Moore House Cocktail Company

Ready-to-drink cocktail specialist Moore House Cocktail Company has developed a new range of pre-batched variants in larger packaging formats, targeted towards the on-trade. Designed to help venues “streamline operations” and “relieve the pressure created by time constraints and fewer staff”, the collection includes: Classic Martini (London dry gin, a dash of vermouth, 31% ABV) Margarita …

Molson Coors

Molson Coors Beverage Company is to rebrand its Coors Light beer as Coors in the UK, paving the way for the launch of Coors Original next year. The company has announced a multi-million-pound investment that will build on the success of the ‘Keep it Fresh’ campaign. It will be supported by new packaging and point …

UKHospitality, the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) have written to the Chancellor and Health Secretary, urging the government to ensure that any new lockdown measures are targeted, proportional and are accompanied by a credible financial support package. The request comes following the announcement of closures and restrictions …

Hospitality sector vacancies have fallen sharply since the introduction of the UK’s 10pm curfew, new analysis by global job site Indeed reveals. Indeed’s data shows that new job postings in the hospitality and tourism sector have dropped 61% since the end of August and are down 9% since the curfew came into effect on September …

Wilfred's aperitif

A new alcohol-free aperitif brand called Wilfred’s is making its debut in the UK, setting out to “reinvent the classic Spritz”. Founded by engineer and inventor Chris Wilfred Hughes, Wilfred’s is created using naturally bittersweet ingredients, blending zesty, bitter orange, herbal notes of rosemary, rhubarb and a hint of clove. Free from artificial flavours, sweeteners …

Monin digital masterclasses

A second wave of Monin digital masterclasses focusing on coffee and cocktails are launching, designed to provide bartenders and baristas with insight and inspiration as the hospitality industry rebuilds. Available now, the online, interactive tutorials follow a series live videos which were streamed on Facebook throughout June 2020. Teaming up with Monin’s beverage innovation management …

JJ Whitley new flavoured vodkas

Premium vodka brand JJ Whitley has added two new flavoured expressions to its portfolio – Peach & Apricot and Apple & Lime. The two vodkas feature “on tend autumnal flavours” and are bottled at 38% ABV. Whitley Peach & Apricot boasts “an aroma of freshly picked, summer ripened orchard stone fruits and peach notes”. It …