Mad City botanical white rum

Foxhole Spirits, which creates Hyke Gin, has unveiled Mad City, a botanical white rum featuring design from Bristol-based urban artist Sled-One. Mad City is said to add “more depth, flavour and complexity” to white rum, marrying 100% Fairtrade certified rum from Jamaica, Guyana, the Dominican Republic and Barbados with a recipe of 25 sustainably sourced …

Mr Hobbs 150

Family-owned gin brand Mr Hobbs is celebrating its 150th anniversary with the launch of a new expression – Mr Hobbs 150. Hailing from Henley, based along the Thames, Mr Hobbs was founded in 1870 by Harry Hobbs, who established family pleasure boating business Hobbs of Henley. The new Mr Hobbs 150 is a classic London …

El Bandarra Al fresco

Barcelonan vermouth El Bandarra, distributed by Mangrove UK, has unveiled a new expression – El Bandarra Al Fresco. Developed by twins Alex and Albert Virgili, El Bandarra Al Fresco (15% ABV) combines high-quality garnacha wines with natural Mediterranean botanicals. Cherry red in colour, it offers notes of liquorice, fresh herbs and mint, with a bitter …

Diageo plastic free Johnnie Walker bottle

Drinks giant Diageo has developed a plastic free paper-based spirits bottle, made entirely from sustainably sourced wood, which will be used to package a limited edition run of Johnnie Walker whisky. To make the bottles, Diageo has partnered with venture management company Pilot Lite to launch a new sustainable packaging technology company called Pulpex Limited, …

KVÎST

KVÎST, a new premium non-alcoholic distilled spirit, has launched in the UK with distribution agency Craftwork. Created by The Bloomsbury Club UK, KVÎST, which takes its name from the old Norsk word meaning ‘twig’ or ‘botany’, is inspired by Nordic traditions and foraged forest plants. The liquid itself is a handcrafted blend of eight botanicals: …

Sanpellegrino Classic Italian Taste

Soft drink brand Sanpellegrino has updated its Classic Italian Taste range, unveiling a new premium look and summer marketing campaign. The new design is said to celebrate the brand’s authentic Italian heritage and indulgent flavours. The can format has been designed using a traditional Majolica decoration (a popular Italian pottery style), representing the sun-kissed citrus …

Tennent's 'Dedicated to You campaign'

Beer brand Tennent’s is supporting Scotland’s on-trade as it prepares to reopen by supplying complimentary kegs to around 2,000 licensed premises. The initiative, which launched on Wednesday 8 July, will see thousands of bars, restaurants, sports venues, social clubs and other on-trade outlets across Scotland receive a free keg of Tennent’s Lager or Tennent’s Light …

QVT Dry Gin

A new distillery operating from the heart of Provence in France has launched its first spirit, QVT Dry Gin, in the UK. Inspired by the range of flavours and fragrances of the French region, the gin was chosen to be the first product released by QVT after its founding members noticed that the vast majority …

Chase's Gin Seltzers

Chase Distillery is branching out into a new drinks category, unveiling a new range of ready-to-drink gin seltzers. Made from a blend of Chase Gin and sparkling water, with no artificial ingredients, Chase’s Gin Seltzers come in natural botanical flavours, including Pink Grapefruit & Pomelo, Seville Orange and London Dry & Lemon. The distillery aims …

Twin Fin rum

Cornish distillery Tarquin’s, which is celebrated for its premium gins, is moving into the rum category with the launch of Twin Fin. Inspired by the coasts of Cornwall and the Caribbean, the new spiced golden rum is created using Cornish copper pot stills, blended with Jamaican pot still rum and a light, column-still rum from …