Thatchers Rosé on draught

Thatchers is launching its Thatchers Rosé cider on draught, following strong off-trade sales for the brand. Using a blend of naturally sweet red dessert apples, including Pink Lady, Fuji and Gala, Thatchers Rosé is a sparkling 4% ABV Somerset cider. The introduction to draught follows last year’s launch of Thatchers Rosé in 500ml bottles. Prior …

Monin Halloween Poison Apple cocktail

Lee Hyde, beverage innovation manager at Monin UK, shares his top five tips and favourite ghoulish recipes to help make the most of Halloween this year. Bring theatre: Where possible, the fear factor will need to be inferred rather than physical, so atmosphere and music will be increasing important. Customers will still want to enjoy …

Silent Pool Rare Citrus Gin

Surrey-based premium gin brand Silent Pool has announced the launch of its new Rare Citrus Gin, crafted from rare citrus varieties from around the world. The gin features fruits such as Hirado Buntan, Natsu Dai Dai, Buddha’s Hand and Green Seville Orange, which are sourced from world-renowned citrus collectors on the Alentejo coast in Portugal, …

RedLeg Banana Rum

The RedLeg Rum Company has released a Banana Rum, the second flavour extension for the brand, along with refreshed branding across the entire range. Building on the success of RedLeg Spiced Rum and RedLeg Pineapple Rum, the new addition to the portfolio offers a “smooth, accessible spirit”. It infuses the original RedLeg Rum, which is …

New London Light

Devon-based Salcombe Distilling Co has released its first non-alcoholic ‘spirit’ – New London Light (NLL). The low-calorie, alcohol-free liquid is crafted by first distilling three botanicals – rich Macedonian juniper berries, ginger and habenero capsicum. Fifteen additional botanicals are then blended into the base liquid, delivering “complex layers with hints of citrus orange and sage”. NLL is …

Belvedere Heritage 176

Luxury vodka brand Belvedere is launching Heritage 176, an expression made using the centuries-old technique of malting rye to impart “rich taste and character”. Up until the 1890s, Polish rye vodka-makers had relied on the technique of malting rye to produce vodka of distinct flavour. Beginning in the early 1900s, as distillation scaled and modernised, …

World Class

Global bartending competition World Class is returning to GB, introducing new people, partnerships and competitor challenges. As well as a revised approach that adapts to a new competition environment, the internationally recognised contest also announces a series of activations at this year’s London Cocktail Week. First three competitors reach CB top 15 Taking a brief …

Perfetto Lemon

Continental Wine and Food (CWF) has extended the Perfetto Gin range with a new flavour, made with lemons from the Sorrento coast. Perfetto “celebrates the true taste and style of Italy”. The lemon-infused variant boasts a “natural aroma”, with essential oils bringing out the sweet citrus. Before being infused with lemons, the gin is distilled …

Salcombe Gin Voyager Series 'Restless'

Salcombe Gin and two Michelin-starred chef Niall Keating have unveiled ‘Restless’, the fifth expression in the Voyager Series, which uses kombucha as a liquid botanical. The 46% ABV limited edition gin is inspired by Niall’s passion for Asian cuisine and has been distilled with his very own blood orange kombucha, made at his culinary residence, …

Kingston Press

Aston Manor has unveiled a new look for Kingston Press cider, with a complete redesign of its branding and proposition. The refreshed branding celebrates the “unique authenticity” of the cider, which is crafted at the Aston Manor Cider mill on the banks of the River Severn using a blend of Michelin and Dabinett bittersweet apples …