In a joint collaboration, the UK’s largest celebration of cocktails London Cocktail Week and award-winning spirits retailer The Whisky Exchange are calling on want-to-be mixologists and cocktail connoisseurs to find Britain’s Best Home Bartender. The expert judging panel, headed by TV’s best-loved bartender Merlin Griffiths, will select three finalists to compete for the title at …

Ride for Mental Health, the first dedicated cycle fundraiser from The Burnt Chef Project, will see a group of dedicated individuals from across the industry, pedal the 55 miles from London to Brighton on the 10th September 2023. As a national event, the London to Brighton Cycle Ride is a celebrated challenge for regular cyclists …

The UK Bartenders Guild has announced a host of activities aimed at raising awareness of European quality products and the Mediterranean ritual of aperitivo with British bartenders and consumers. The programme, which will be delivered by the Guild, together with the beneficiaries of the Mediterranean Aperitivo Programme (MAP), will champion quality European food and drink …

The world’s longest running rum festival, RumFest, returns for its 17th year, inviting visitors to embark on a rum journey with some of the biggest names and exciting newcomers in the industry. Last year, over 3000 visitors descended to see the master blenders, distillers, ambassadors and industry aficionados and this year promises to be its …

The Great Brand Exchange has joined forces with Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2023, taking place on 11-12 September at Olympia London, to give food & drink brands the opportunity to pitch live to senior industry buyers and secure a unique prize.  Pitch Live, taking place on day one of the Fair at 13.45 in …

This summer, the UK’s number-one-selling cider brand1, Strongbow, will hero the Great British pubs’ workforce with its first-ever ‘Take a Bow’ campaign. Strongbow will encourage pub operators to celebrate their staff to ‘Take A Bow’ by nominating one of their employees who embodies everyday greatness. Four winners will be announced throughout the summer on Strongbow’s …

Introducing INTUNE CBD drinks, founded by female start-up Hannah Glasson, Spirits Award Winning, INTUNE are made with the highest quality ingredients and infused with pure CBD, a natural compound that promotes relaxation and balance. With a range of delicious flavours to choose from, including Pomegranate & Ginger, Grapefruit & Mint and Elderflower & Hops there’s …

Captain Morgan, the No.1 rum brand in GB1, is expanding its portfolio with the launch of Captain Morgan Black Spiced rum based spirit (40% ABV). The 70cl bottle with notes of vanilla, black cherry, and caramel will be available exclusively on Amazon and TheBar.com from 29th June, before rolling out into the wider convenience, wholesale, …

Britvic is expanding its iconic range of mixers and juices with the launch of three new Cocktail Mixers that tap into the increasing demand for elevated serves that also deliver on great taste. The move will help bartenders prepare perfect drinks every time, with only the addition of the chosen spirit needed to mix up …

This summer De Kuyper Liqueurs is inviting bartenders and customers to discover their ‘colourful cocktail vibe’, perfectly matched mood-based cocktails.  Launching on 30th June, the new campaign channels De Kuyper’s vision to Own the Cocktail for the trade and the consumer. By simply pairing trending and classic cocktails with moods and moments, De Kuyper inspires every individual to …