As restrictions begin to ease and the hospitality industry starts to open up it is becoming ever more apparent that the industry is staring down the barrel of a staffing crisis, the likes of which it has never seen before. Whilst the nation’s collective focus was on the pandemic, Brexit actually happened and whilst hospitality …

The Isle of Wight Distillery Steps Up Its Environmental Efforts Mermaid Gin, from The Isle of Wight Distillery, has committed to support the restoration and protection of the Solent strait’s internationally important seagrass meadows. Part of the ‘#WilderSolent’ initiative run by Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, the activity will see the Distillery positioned …

SIBA Green Business of the Year 2020, Purity Brewing Company, and award-winning pub operator The Culpeper Family Hospitality Group (TCFHG) have announced a new business partnership this week, joining forces in London. Both businesses came together through a mutual desire of driving quality and making a difference in the marketplace, using their collaboration as a …

Available from 1st June Bodega Bay, the Hard Seltzer for ‘Healthy Hedonists’, is excited to announce its launch into 350 Tesco stores nationwide. The new, specially designed four packs will be available for purchase from the 1st June, 2021.  Made from a combination of three simple ingredients, CraftedClear AlcoholTM, sparkling water and natural fruit extracts, the four packs of canned alcoholic sparkling …

With summer just around the corner the high season for limoncello fans around the world is getting under way! The limoncello category has lately been skyrocketing and is still growing at rates of over 200% in markets like Australia, according to IWSR 2020 data. Fiorito Limoncello outperforms the category with 50% growth in mature markets …

Award-winning, millennial canned wine brand, HUN, is set to expand its core product range with the launch of the UK’s first alcohol-free wine in a can.  Launching from June 11th, HUN Alcohol Free (AF) (0.5% ABV, 200ml) is a vegan sparkling white wine made from single origin South African Chenin Blanc grapes, presented in striking gold cans. The …

Two Gold Medals Prompt Social Media Ad Campaign Fast off the back of its recent success at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC), Vestal Vodka has launched a major social media campaign poking fun at what it calls its ‘noisy neighbours’ in the category. The Halewood-owned brand scooped two golds in the competition – …

As the sun starts to shine, Havana Club is calling on bartenders to show us their spiced vibes and tell us what we should be sipping on this summer. The Cuban rum brand is challenging mixologists to create a cocktail using the brand new Havana Club Cuban Spiced which showcases the versatility of the spirit …

In celebration of National Bourbon Day Wild Turkey announces it is bringing the first-ever guided tasting for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voiced by a legendary distilling family – the Russells – to the UK. For Wild Turkey, this experience offers a new way for UK bourbon lovers to experience the heritage, knowledge, and bold …

Master of Malt Trade sees rapid growth in order to support the drinks industry as the on-trade and off-trade reopen. As the final stages of lockdown lift in the UK and people flock to pubs, bars, and restaurants indoors once more, Master of Malt Trade, the wholesale arm of Master of Malt, the multi-award-winning online …