This year’s GB final took place virtually with a live awards ceremony hosted via the World Class Facebook page. A recording of the competition will also be broadcast on Facebook on April 23rd 2021 showcasing highlights from the challenges and the extraordinary serves created by the talented top eight.  Despite not having a bar to …

On a mission to bring joy to not drinking, leading alcohol-free spirit brand Caleño is launching a new addition to its tropical line up: Caleño Light & Zesty cans. Available from April 2021, Caleño’s original Light & Zesty non-alcoholic spirit, a refreshing infusion of tropical, citrus and spice botanicals featuring the iconic South American golden Inca berry, …

The reopening of outdoor dining and drinking saw hundreds of thousands of eager Brits flock to bars, restaurants, and pubs across the country to enjoy their first outing of 2021.  After an average loss of £200million every day in 2020 across the hospitality industry, it’s no secret that businesses were in need of this financial …

Michel Roux Jr is inviting friends, family and colleagues of all deserving pandemic heroes to nominate them for a chance to enjoy lunch or dinner for two people on the house at his Mayfair restaurant Le Gavroche. “From firemen to food store employees, from teachers, volunteers, charity workers, and carers to soldiers, so many people …

Aston Manor Cider has swept the board after receiving all three; gold, silver, and bronze medals at the recent Bartenders’ Brand Awards 2021.  Taking not one, but five out of the nine positions for the cider category, and achieving the highest combined score for a producer in cider, Aston Manor Cider brands led the way …

The reopening of pubs, bars and restaurants on 12th April and 17th May respectively is a lifeline for the licenced trade and drinks industries and cause for celebration. However, it is widely recognised that the impact on the drinks and hospitality industry businesses and workforce has been profound. The future for millions of people is …

To celebrate international tea day, we’re bringing you some classic cocktails with a twist of tea!  Sagamore Chai Tea Cocktail The perfect cocktail from Sagamore Spirit for those who appreciate the sweet aromatics of this classic South Asian tea. Recipe:  – 45 ml Sagamore Spirit Signature Rye Whiskey – 30 ml fresh pineapple juice – …

Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company today announces April 26th 2021 for their official launch in the UK. This move into the UK market by the fourth and fifth generation family-owned distillery follows being named Global Craft Producer of The Year and winning Best Kentucky Bourbon all within the last twelve months. The Peerless family’s very first bourbon went into a barrel in …

Paragon Brands have announced their partnership with Maison Villevert following a substantial investment making the French distillery the majority shareholder. The partnership has resulted in a projection to triple the current revenue and gross profit within the next five years. The partnership will place the Manchester based premium spirits specialist in their strongest position yet; export director Guillaume Villerabel who oversees international developments at …

With ever increasing pressure on the drinks industry to reduce its carbon footprint, Silent Pool Distillers are launching the World’s first spirit in a paperboard bottle, Green Man Woodland Gin, to coincide with Earth Day. The bottle, produced by Frugalpac, is five times lighter than its glass counterparts, uses 77% less plastic than other plastic …