January 2024 sees the inaugural Bar Magazine Awards take place in London. With some of the industry’s biggest names already confirmed, the BMAs are the place to be to help lift your January gloom, and celebrate your achievements. For the last decade, the thousands of industry professionals who read Bar Magazine have been requesting that …

Thatchers has become the Official Cider of Southampton Football Club in a new three-year partnership between the Premier League side and the Somerset-based cider maker. As part of the agreement, flagship cider brand Thatchers Gold will be available in all bars throughout St Mary’s, with best-selling fruit flavoured ciders Blood Orange, Cloudy Lemon and Dark …

Whitstable Bay – from independent Kent brewer Shepherd Neame – is inviting drinkers to take part in an interactive art trail around the Kent coast and claim exclusive rewards as part of its Inspired by Creativity campaign. Named after the popular coastal town, Whitstable Bay has teamed up with anonymous local street artist, known as …

The latest Limited Edition released by Compass Box is the deeply flavoursome Ultramarine (RRP £295, 51% ABV), the first in an ambitious and imaginative series called the Extinct Blends Quartet. This series will pay homage to certain styles of Scotch from the past, with Ultramarine taking its inspiration from a deluxe blended Scotch whisky first …

Japan Centre – the well-established Japanese food hall – has teamed up with the renowned sake brand Gekkeikan to give mixologists the chance to win a trip to Kyoto for the brands’ upcoming Sake Cocktail Competition.  How cocktail professionals can enter:  Create a cocktail using Gekkeikan’s Tokubetsu Junmai, Nigori or Umeshu sakeSubmit your full contact …

More than 700 kits are being delivered in an online giveaway that features the tequila-based Paloma, Mexico’s national cocktail to mark the event on Sunday, July 24 Drinks firm Franklin & Sons is partnering with Patrón Tequila to give away £10,000 of free cocktail kits across the UK to mark National Tequila Day. The giveaway …

 The UK’s number one online retailer of artisan champagne is toasting the launch of three new producers, which are being released to the nation’s hospitality trade for the first time this summer.   Sip Champagnes, which recently won The Drinks Business ‘Specialist Online Retailer of the Year Award’ for 2022, is the UK’s leading online retailer dedicated to sourcing and supplying …

Nicolas Medicamento, aka Doctor Cocktail, answers a few questions about his platform and The Drinks Trust’s latest initiative, Develop, supported by Campari Group UK. Tell us a little bit about your business and how it all started. “Everything started in the summer of 2020, when I was notified that I was being made redundant from …

Stauning KAOS Barrels Gets Turned Into Wood Chips For This Summer’s BBQ Season Stauning Whisky, the premium spirit from Jutland, Denmark, launches wood chips made from barrels which its famous triple malt KAOS whisky was aged in for 2022’s BBQ season. The whisky-infused wood chips add subtle smoky flavour to all BBQ favourites and can …

Labietis, Latvia Embedded in the streets of Labietis, Latvia, Miezis & Ko Vecrīga was born as the first craft brewery in Latvia. Bar Manager at Miezis, Adelīna Lenša, tells us all about the venue, how it all began, and where they are now. What was the inspiration behind your venue? “The company is the first …