Westons Cider is bringing back its limited-edition mulled cider to the on-trade this autumn and winter after its success last year. Available on tap, Westons Twist Mulled Cider can be served hot or cold. It will be available from September in 20-litre bag-in-box, supported by branded pump clips. It is made from a spicy blend …

Flor de Caña, the slow-aged rum from Nicaragua, has launched a striking new look, with new labels emphasising the brand’s logo, age and awards. The quality of the glass has been enhanced, with the bottles etched with stalks of sugar cane. The logo has been superimposed over a volcano, a reminder that Flor de Caña …

Stonegate Pub Company has launched a limited-edition list of sweet shots based on cupcakes and doughnuts in its 12 Missoula bars around the UK. Inspired by the craze for cupcakes, it has created a mini menu of seven drinks which will be available until November. The shots are served with chocolate sprinkles, sugar strands, rainbow …

Elland Brewery in West Yorkshire was announced today as winner of the Champion Beer of Britain award for its Elland 1872 Porter at the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF). The British brewing industry’s top accolade was revealed by the festival’s organisers, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), at London Olympia at the opening of the …

New designs have been unveiled for Absolut’s range of flavoured vodkas, using artistic abstract imagery rather than images of fruit. The new look will be seen for the first time this month with Absolut Pears and Absolut Raspberri, followed by the rest of the range later in 2013 and into 2014. Anna Kamjou, global design …

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London has launched a beer and food pairing menu in partnership with beer sommelier Marverine Cole to tie in with the introduction of its own lager. The Beer & Bites menu is running for one month on the hotel’s exclusive Hansom Hall Terrace before transferring to its Booking Office Bar. …

Energy bomb serves are now sold in two-thirds of bars and almost half of all pubs, according to a new report from on-trade specialist CGA Strategy. Rates of sale in the on-trade continue to rise, up nine per cent year on year. The best-seller is the Jägerbomb, served with Jägermeister liqueur and energy drink Red …

The Bar at The Dorchester in London has created the Louis XIII Dorchester Experience to celebrate the launch of the Louis XIII Rare Cask 42.6 cognac. A “flight” tray featuring each expression of Rémy Martin’s luxury Louis XIII range – Louis XIII, Louis XIII Black Pearl, Louis XIII Rare Cask 43.8 and Louis XIII Rare …

The winners of this year’s International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) have been announced. Products taking home category trophies include Adnams Copper House distillery with Copper House Distilled Gin and Asbach for its Private Brand 8 Jahre Gerdeift brandy. Buffalo Trace Distillery won the Bourbon Trophy for its Eagle Rare Single Barrel 10 Year Old …

Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands has brought Woodford Reserve Four Wood to the UK, the latest addition to the premium small-batch bourbon’s Master’s Collection range. It is a batch of bourbon that has been aged in American oak and then finished in barrels made from maple wood as well as casks that formerly held oloroso sherry and …