Wild Turkey is introducing a honey-flavoured bourbon-based liqueur into the UK on-trade this month after its success in the US. With an ABV of 35.5 per cent, American Honey is a smooth liqueur made with Wild Turkey, retaining the taste and kick of straight bourbon but with notes of sweet honey, caramel and orange. It …

Novus Leisure has completed major refurbishments of two of the bars in the City of London which it acquired as part of its takeover of Balls Brothers. The updated look for The Last (pictured above) in Shoe Street includes ornate mirrors, mannequin lampshades, Chesterfield sofas and candelabras, with an open kitchen giving the venue a …

London Fashion Week has inspired bars in the capital to create special cocktails and lists to refresh visitors coming to the events from around the world. Three cocktails inspired by supermodels are on the menu at Drake & Morgan’s five bars, such as the Negroni Campbell made with Little Bird London Dry Gin, Aperol, Byrrh, …

Our weekly round-up of industry news, February 18, 2013 Disaronno seeks film-themed cocktails Bartenders are being called on to come up with an original cocktail recipe inspired by their favourite movie for the 2013 annual Mixing Star competition for Disaronno Originale liqueur. Maintaining the brand’s associations with cinema, the prize includes a seven-day trip to …

Bartenders are being called on to come up with an original cocktail recipe inspired by their favourite movie for the 2013 annual Mixing Star competition for Disaronno Originale liqueur. Maintaining the brand’s associations with cinema, the prize includes a seven-day trip to the Venice International Film Festival, rubbing shoulders with film stars and showcasing the …

The team behind the former Wax Jambu bar in Islington, north London, are to return in March with a pop-up bar. Wax’s Hogo Shake-Up will run from March 1 until May 1 on the first floor of the William IV pub in Shepherdess Walk near Old Street while the owners secure a new permanent site. …

Britain’s most talented young mixologists are being sought as part of this year’s Young British Foodies (YBF) awards. The organisers are calling for entries to the YBFs across a range of categories including The Rising Star of Mixology. Judging for this will be led by Tony Conigliaro (pictured) of London bars 69 Colebrooke Row and …

The winners have been announced in the International Brewing Awards after a three-day judging session at the UK’s National Brewery Centre in Burton-upon-Trent. Ninety-six medals were presented to brewers and cider makers out of almost 1,000 entries – a significant increase on 2011 when the biannual event was last held. Beers and ciders were submitted …

Carlsberg is adding to the UK’s new lower-alcohol fruit-flavoured beer category with the launch of a citrus-flavoured lager with an ABV of 2.8 per cent. Carlsberg Citrus is blended with natural Persian and Key limes to create a “refreshingly smooth” lager. Available in bottles in the on- and off-trade, it will be supported with a …

Staff at bars across the UK have been recognised in annual awards organised by leading operator TCG. Simon Meighan, general manager of student bar Off the Wall in Chester, won the outstanding achievement award after consistently delivering high sales and profit over many years at different sites. Most recently, Off the Wall has outperformed other …