affinity bramble detail

One of the world’s leading bars, Bramble in Edinburgh, has released one of its signature cocktails in bottles for sale through Maverick Drinks. The Affinity Cocktail is a combination of Scotch whisky and a blend of Byrrh aperitif and Noilly Prat vermouth. It comes in a 50cl bottle with ABV of 25.3%. The ready-to-drink mix, …

rumbullion

A new super-premium expression has been launched to build on the success of Professor Cornelius Ampleforth’s Rumbullion! spiced rum. Introduced by UK drinks distributor Maverick Drinks, Rumbullion! XO is a 15-year-old version of the spiced rum that was launched in 2011. Based on a blend of top-quality rich Caribbean rums, Rumbullion! XO is flavoured with …

heads and tales edinburgh

A new bar with its own copper pot stills is opening in Edinburgh, combining a distillery, gin bar and visitor centre. Called Heads and Tales, it has been set up by Spencerfield Spirit Company, the makers of Edinburgh Gin, in the basement of Signature Pub Group’s Rutland Hotel at the west end of Princes Street. …

ALMR

A modern new logo has been unveiled by the trade body for the bar, pub and club industry, aiming to promote a “fresh, progressive” image for licensed hospitality. The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) made the move after merging with the late-night operators’ body BEDA two years ago and adding more members in the …

fever tree gin tonic

A dedicated gin and tonic bar is popping up in east London this week, featuring 160 gins from around the world. It is being set up by tonic specialist Fever-Tree in Hoxton Square from June 12 for six weeks, offering master classes, dining experiences and tasting flights. If follows the success of last year’s Fever-Tree …

Crafted from Carlsberg UK

Carlsberg UK has launched a portfolio of craft and speciality beers under the “Crafted” name to help free-trade customers to expand their beer offering. The portfolio of 28 beers has been sourced across Carlsberg UK’s third-party partners and the Carlsberg Group global portfolio. It includes beers from across the craft and speciality beer spectrum, such …

Jagermeister Deep Freeze

Jägermeister is running bars and parties at festivals and other events this summer to reach its core market of men aged 24 to 35. As part of a £1.2million experiential programme, activities include sponsorship of endurance race Tough Mudder’s “apres-mud” party events across the UK, including a Jäger bar serving ice-cold shots and equipped with …

Nick Kirman stella artois

Nick Kirman (pictured) from The Strait & Narrow bar in Lincoln has been announced as runner-up in the 2014 Stella Artois World Draught Master competition. He was selected to represent the UK at the global event in Cannes in France after his employer was chosen as one of the best-performing outlets in the Stella Artois …

radio bar tapas

Rooftop bar Radio at ME London hotel is to introduce a new tapas menu inspired by the Spanish heritage of its owners. It will feature traditional dishes from Spain’s main culinary regions including salt cod fritters from Murcia, white asparagus with aioli from Navarra, paprika, garlic and lemon lamb skewers from Andalucía, and cider-soaked chorizo …

milk thistle bristol

Leading bars around the UK feature in the latest stage of Courvoisier’s Here’s to Now campaign, prompting people to discover new ways of enjoying cognac. Distributor Maxxium UK is running a series of consecutive weekly advertorials in leading city lifestyle publications in June and July including Stylist and ShortList, aiming to reach nearly one million …