Westons Cider, the UK’s leading authentic cider maker, is launching a new Dark Berry variant from its Stowford Press brand, to the on-trade in response to growing consumer demand. As the fruit sub-category stabilises, dark berry flavours continue to come out on top, with the majority of consumers opting for cherry, blackberry and blackcurrant over …

All data Westons Cider Report 2023 (IRI 52 w/e 31.12.22, Kantar P13 52 w/e 25.12.22, CGA Trading Index. Quarter data to Feb 2022, CGA BrandTrack 2022, CGA OPM Data to P13 2022 (21.12.22), Cask Marque 2022, CGA Strategy On Premise Measurement Service P13) unless otherwise stated. Eighth edition of the Westons Cider Report shows continuation …

Tequila Don Julio is honouring the legacy of its late founder, Don Julio González, with a new global advertising campaign which brings to life the core belief he placed at the centre of the brand – “Por Amor” (For the Love). Everything Don Julio González did was ‘for the love’, and Don Julio Tequila is …

Passoã today announces its partnership with Nightcap PLC, owner of Tonight Josephine, Blame Gloria, Disrepute, The Cocktail Club and Barrio Familia. The original passion fruit liqueur will supply the group for two years.  This partnership with  Nightcap’s brands marks a huge milestone for Passoã – the key ingredient in the original Pornstar Martini, the UK’s most …

Over 200 bartenders from around the world entered for the chance to win an exclusive trip to Scotland Johnnie Walker, the world’s number one Scotch Whisky1, has announced the winners of its Black Label Global Bartender Challenge. To be in with a chance of winning the three-day immersive trip in Scotland, bartenders were invited to …

New Funding Raise Follows Dry January Success – Best Trading Month Ever Nirvana, the UK’s only dedicated no/low-alcohol brewery, has embarked upon a new funding raise, shortly after its most successful trading month ever. The brewery, founded in 2016, saw its overall Dry January sales up 50% YOY, with online sales rocketing by 260%. The …

Pernod Ricard’s House of Tequila has set its sights on welcoming even more mezcal-lovers with the latest addition to its award-winning artisanal mezcal range: Del Maguey Vida® Puebla. Making waves in the global drinks industry, the mezcal category is now worth $338M – and, as category pioneer and leader, Del Maguey is the driving force …

Thatchers, the leading family cider maker in the UK, is continuing its support for pubs this spring and summer with the launch of a new competition that offers the chance to win one of three top prizes of a £10,000 garden makeover. Each winner will be offered a bespoke makeover of their outside space, ensuring …

Livingston-based craft rum distiller Matugga aims to lead Scottish rum’s march on the global stage with launch of cask investment offer  Husband-and-wife owned company makes limited number of Scottish rum casks available to investors and spirits enthusiasts alike Revered whisky expert Charles MacLean MBE believes Matugga cask programme will ‘put Scottish rum on the map’ Matugga set to lead new wave of Scottish distillers as UK rum sales now account …

 Empire Bespoke Foods, a leading speciality food importer, distributor and food brand owner, has added Icelandic Glacialto its expanding brand portfolio. Icelandic Glacial, noted as being the purest tasting water on earth, is a naturally alkaline, super-premium spring water bottled at source from the legendary 5,000 year-old pristine Ölfus Spring in Iceland.  Icelandic Glacial has seen …