Imbibe Live centre stage

Imbibe Live’s incredible programme of masterclasses, tastings, seminars and competitions has been revealed for all to see! This year’s line-up is designed to educate, inspire and entertain the on-trade on all drinks categories over the 2nd and 3rd of July at Olympia London. There are just too many highlights to mention but our prediction of …

freedom

Freedom Brewery have set up an exciting new competition taking place on June 12 and 13, open to all venues in the Nottingham/Midlands area. The competition, taking place during Nottingham Craft Beer Week, is called “Escape to Freedom” and will involve bars working as a team to try and complete an “escape room”. “Escape to …

bacardi cuatro ANEJO

Bacardí has announced the UK release of a new premium rum, Añejo Cuatro, which has been barrel-aged for at least four years. It has been created to tap into the growing number of spirit enthusiasts looking to trade up to more premium expressions, moving away from just mixing rum to appreciating its more sophisticated, complex …

Polar Monkeys Blue Collar

The first beer from Denmark’s Theodor Schiøtz Brewing Company has been introduced into the UK market. Part of the brewer’s Polar Monkeys range, the first arrival is Blue Collar Amber Lager, a crisp, balanced, hoppy beer with a light amber colour and a vibrant citrus taste that complements the fruity notes and floral aroma. Best …

Jura signature series

Whyte & Mackay is to release an entirely new range of single malts for its Jura whisky featuring a new signature style. Described as a “new dawn” for the brand, the Jura Signature Series comprises five single malt expressions, all with subtle smoke at their heart complemented by a sweetness from maturation in American white …

The Blind Pig Tiger's Tea Party

British children’s stories have inspired the latest cocktails to be added to the list at Jason Atherton’s bar The Blind Pig in Soho, London. After the success of its previous menu under the title of “Long and Short Great British Tails”, volume two features eight new cocktails and four classics that have been reworked to …

Monin Beetroot Carrot

The growing trend for vegetables and other plants in drinks has led Monin to launch two new purees made from beetroot and carrot. They are the first vegetable flavours in Le Fruit de Monin range of fruit purees, suitable for cocktails and mocktails as well as smoothies and even coffee-based drinks. Le Fruit de Monin …

Elephant Gin

Super-premium Elephant Gin has been taken on by spirits agency Mangrove to take the brand to “the next level of growth”. Launched nearly five years ago, the 45% ABV gin is made with ingredients that capture the spirit of Africa, with baobab, buchu and African wormwood among its 14 botanicals. Made in small batches in …

Revolution Glasgow Renfield

The bosses of Revolution Bars Group remain upbeat about the future despite today reporting a loss due to extra costs. Its operating loss of £3.7 million for the 26 weeks to December, compared to £5.1 million profit in 2016, was impacted by £9.6 million of exceptional costs. This includes costs incurred by dealing with last …