Okell’s beers from the Isle of Man are to gain greater UK distribution after they were added to the portfolio of specialist beer supplier Morgenrot. The agreement covers the full Okell’s range including five core ales in nine-gallon cask: Okell’s Bitter, Manx Pale Ale, IPA, dark beer Olaf and red beer Jiarg. It also covers …

The Cornish Gin Distillery has launched a new premium gin, Elemental, that blends exotic botanicals to create a product that represents the spirit of Cornwall. Its ingredients include juniper berries from Croatia, coriander seed from Spain and cassia bark from China, combined to produce a well-balanced flavour encompassing dry grassy overtones with a sweet gentle …

The historic Shipstone’s beer has returned on draught to bars and pubs across the East Midlands after a 20-year hiatus. The first cask barrels of the Nottingham brand were delivered across the city last week after the brewer was relaunched in July. It followed the launch of bottled Shipstone’s beer which has sold over 2,000 …

A lower-ABV herbal schnapps, Stukaberg, is to be distributed in the UK by drinks company Halewood International, aimed at younger people on high-energy nights out. The smooth-tasting 22% product, developed by Cubic Brands, is a secret blend of selected herbs and spices, inspired by the mountains of Bavaria. It will complement Halewood’s Josef Meiers herbal …

Inver House Distillers has released a new limited-edition 40-year-old expression of Hankey Bannister Blended Scotch Whisky. Only 1,480 bottles of the whisky are being made available over a three-year period until 2015, with the first 500 coming in gilt-engraved decanters for selected markets and travel retail. Master blender Stuart Harvey has brought together rare Highland …

Highland distillery Glen Garioch has released two new whiskies that highlight its exploration of wood. The inaugural expression in its small-batch vintage programme, the Glen Garioch Vintage 1999 has been matured solely in oloroso sherry casks for 14 years. This gives the malt its dark, sweet fruit, treacle and maple syrup notes and spicy, syrupy …

London brewer Fuller’s is delving into the history of London for its latest new ales, 1966 Strong Ale and Traitors’ Gate. The 1966 Strong Ale, which is 7.3% ABV, is the fourth beer in its Past Masters range of unique ales and is a re-creation of a beer first created at the Chiswick brewery in …

Diplomático rums from Venezuela will be paired with the finest handmade chocolates as part of an indulgent evening during London Cocktail Week. The Diplomatico Indulgence master class will be held on Wednesday October 9 at Hotel Chocolat in Monmouth Street in Seven Dials, Covent Garden, where guests will learn how to taste chocolate and rum. …

The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show brings together distillers, suppliers and whisky lovers to find out about the latest releases and learn more about their favourite spirit. It is returning to Vinopolis at London Bridge for a third year, running from October 5 to 7 – with Monday October 7 a dedicated session for the drinks …

The latest ad campaign for Sourz liqueurs celebrates how consumers enjoy it as a shot on a big night out. The ad, part of the brand’s biggest-ever through-the-line campaign, follows a group of young people from pre-party drinks in an apartment to the end of a night in a club, using the latest CGI technology. …