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 …

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 …

Over 100 UK hospitality businesses have written directly to the Prime Minister warning that he must personally do more to help them. In the letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, led by trade associations the British Beer & Pub Association, UKHospitality and the British Institute of Innkeeping, it says that without additional and urgent support, …

Cancel the Curfew campaign

Hospitality professionals across the UK have come together to launch #CancelTheCurfew, a new campaign that puts pressure on the government to terminate the recently enforced 10pm curfew. The campaign reports that venues have experienced a 60% drop in revenue since the curfew was imposed on Thursday 24 September, while recent figures from Public Health England …

Consumers will significantly reduce their visits to pubs, bars and restaurants in the light of new government restrictions but many plan to continue socialising elsewhere after the curfew, according to a snap survey from CGA. CGA’s latest Consumer Pulse Survey was conducted on Tuesday 22 September after the announcement of requirements including 10pm closures and …

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 …

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has outlined plans that will support workers on reduced hours, as well as an extension to the VAT cut for hospitality. Speaking at the House of Commons today (24 September), Sunak revealed a number of new financial measures that will protect hundreds of thousands of jobs over the winter. …

All hospitality venues in England have been ordered to close by 10pm from Thursday to help curb the spread of Covid-19 – part of a series of new restrictions outlined by the government. In a television broadcast on Tuesday night (22 September), Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled the new measures, which he said, could last …

RedLeg Banana Rum

The RedLeg Rum Company has released a Banana Rum, the second flavour extension for the brand, along with refreshed branding across the entire range. Building on the success of RedLeg Spiced Rum and RedLeg Pineapple Rum, the new addition to the portfolio offers a “smooth, accessible spirit”. It infuses the original RedLeg Rum, which is …

Salcombe Gin Voyager Series 'Restless'

Salcombe Gin and two Michelin-starred chef Niall Keating have unveiled ‘Restless’, the fifth expression in the Voyager Series, which uses kombucha as a liquid botanical. The 46% ABV limited edition gin is inspired by Niall’s passion for Asian cuisine and has been distilled with his very own blood orange kombucha, made at his culinary residence, …