Ojo de Tigre mezcal

Mezcal brand Ojo de Tigre, produced at the Case Lumbre distillery in Mexico, is launching in the UK this month. Ojo de Tigre, which translates as Tiger’s Eye, is made from sustainably-grown agave – specifically the Espadín and Tobalá varieties. The 37% ABV mezcal is described as subtle and moreish, with notes of dried fruits, …

Penrhos Spirits Zero Raspberry

Herefordshire-based distiller Penrhos Spirits is rolling out its first no-ABV expression – Zero Raspberry. Available from mid-October 2020, the non-alcoholic botanical ‘spirit’ is made using fresh ingredients, including fruit from the family farm that would otherwise be discarded. Raspberries and blueberries are mixed with specially selected botanicals such as coriander, black peppercorn and juniper berries. …

Double Dutch Cocktail Soda range

Premium mixer brand Double Dutch has expanded its portfolio with the launch of the Cocktail Soda range, comprising of two variants – the Bloody Mary Soda and Cucumber Margarita Soda. Double Dutch has taken ingredients from classic cocktails to develop the new sodas, which can be mixed with spirits or enjoyed on their own as …

Sol Duc hard seltzers

UK cider maker Aston Manor has developed a trio of low-calorie alcoholic hard seltzers under a new brand called Sol Duc. Sol Duc is Aston Manor’s first foray into the hard seltzer market and is part of its ongoing investment into new production capabilities and resources. The range, which is available in three flavours – …

Lucky Saint on draught

Alcohol-free beer Lucky Saint is rolling out on draught nationwide in time for ‘Sober October’. Following a successful launch of draught across London in January, the 0.5% ABV lager brand’s new listings with several key drinks suppliers include multiple City Pub Co venues. The latest listing with City Pub Co across the South of England, …

Copalli Cacao Rum

Belizean rum brand Copalli has launched a limited edition cocoa-flavoured expression. Copalli Cacao is sustainably produced at the Copal Tree Distillery, situated in the heart of 20,000 acres of tropical rainforest in Southern Belize, using four ingredients – non-GMO heirloom sugar cane, yeast, cacao nibs grown and freshly roasted at the distillery and pure rainforest …

Diplomatico Seleccion de Familia Old Fashioned serve

Venezuelan rum Diplomático is releasing a new super-premium expression called Selección de Familia, distributed in the UK by Speciality Brands. Primarily distilled in copper pot stills, combined with batch kettle and column distillation, Selección de Familia is made from molasses and sugar cane honeys, which are then aged for up to 12 years in American …

Grolsch Premium Pilsner

Grolsch will return to the UK on-trade this autumn with a new visual identity. The lager was acquired by Asahi UK from AB InBev (now Budweiser Brewing Group) in 2016. Under the new name Grolsch Premium Pilsner, it will now be brewed in its homeland of Enchede, The Netherlands, instead of in the UK, at …

Thatchers Rosé on draught

Thatchers is launching its Thatchers Rosé cider on draught, following strong off-trade sales for the brand. Using a blend of naturally sweet red dessert apples, including Pink Lady, Fuji and Gala, Thatchers Rosé is a sparkling 4% ABV Somerset cider. The introduction to draught follows last year’s launch of Thatchers Rosé in 500ml bottles. Prior …

Monin Halloween Poison Apple cocktail

Lee Hyde, beverage innovation manager at Monin UK, shares his top five tips and favourite ghoulish recipes to help make the most of Halloween this year. Bring theatre: Where possible, the fear factor will need to be inferred rather than physical, so atmosphere and music will be increasing important. Customers will still want to enjoy …