Adnams Kobold

Suffolk-based brewer Adnams has released its first premium English lager, Kobold. The “all-English” lager is brewed with local malted barley from Suffolk and Norfolk, which helps to develop the “bready and honey notes”, while the UK-grown English hops provides Kobold’s “refreshing grassy, lemon flavours”. Fermented with Adnams’ house ale yeast, the 4.7% ABV lager is …

Vestal flavoured vodkas

Halewood-owned vodka brand Vestal has launched its first two flavoured expressions – Black Cherry and Raspberry & Blackcurrant. All Vestal vodkas start life in the harvesting of young potatoes grown in the soil of Kaszebe in northern Poland – an area famed for its rich, mineral-laden land. Distilled in small batches, the resultant spirit is …

Amaretto Adriatico liqueurs

Italy’s Amaretto Adriatico liqueurs are coming to the UK exclusively through drinks distribution agency Sip and Savour. The brand seeks to disrupt the premium drinks market with two varieties of amaretto – Amaretto Adriatico Bianco and Adriatico Amaretto Roasted. Made by hand in small batches in Puglia, Italy using organic almonds, the two liquids are …

Berkshire Botanical Rhubarb & Raspberry Gin

Artisan drinks brand Berkshire Botanical has announced the launch of its second quintessentially British flavoured gin – Rhubarb & Raspberry. Like the original Berkshire Botanical Dry Gin, the new 40.3% ABV flavoured expression is made on the Yattendon Estate in West Berkshire. It offers “hints of fresh pine and fruity raspberry on the nose, with …

Smokehead Rum Rebel

Ian Macleod Distillers’ Islay single malt whisky brand Smokehead is launching its new Rum Rebel expression, finished in Caribbean rum casks, for International Rum Day on August 16. Bottled at 46% ABV, the “rich, smoky and salty” whisky has been finished in spicy, sweet Caribbean rum casks. As a toast to International Rum Day, the …

Seaberry Vodka

Lostwithiel-based distillery Colwith Farm is bringing a new vodka to the market, created using berries from Cornwall’s first sea buck plantation. Made with Colwith Farm’s Aval Dor Vodka as a base, Seaberry Vodka is pitched with the juice of seaberries from neighbouring Cornish Seaberry Co, operated by agronomist Seth Pascoe. Dubbed the ‘holy fruit of …

Strangeways CBD-infused gin

Manchester-based distillery Strangeways Beers and Spirits has developed two new CBD-infused gins – Hazy Dry and Hazy Strawberry Gin – distributed to the on-trade exclusively through Hammonds of Knutsford. Bottled at 40% ABV, the two gins are infused with CBD from authorised and regulated suppliers in the UK. The first liquid, Hazy Dry Gin “blends …

Bora Botanical Rum

Cornish distillery Penryn Spirits has released Bora Botanical Rum, positioned as a “rum for gin lovers”. Named after the Cornish word for dawn, Bora is distilled using natural, locally sourced botanicals, including nettles and quinces, to create a “light, dry, aromatic spirit”. The rum is designed to be enjoyed with tonic, with a sprig of …

Whitley Neill flavoured gins

Premium gin brand Whitley Neill has added two new limited edition flavours to its portfolio – Brazilian Lime and Strawberry & Black Pepper. The Brazilian Lime Gin was created to tap into the trend for citrus-flavoured gins and citrus-based cocktails, whilst also taking inspiration from creator Johnny Neill’s travelling experiences in South America. It “zings …

Equiano Spirit Cartel distribution partnership

Premium rum brand Equiano has announced its first exclusive UK distribution partnership with Spirit Cartel. Equiano launched to the UK market in October 2019, presenting a premium Afro-Carribean dark rum that “blends two cultures, two distilleries and two islands.” Following a successful year, with a multitude of on-trade listings in the UK, including Sketch, Annabel’s, …