Southern Comfort Black

A new expression of Southern Comfort is being launched in the UK that brings its whiskey notes to the fore. Southern Comfort Black is a “robust” new blend at 40% ABV, which dials up the whiskey credentials of the classic recipe alongside the liqueur’s fruits and spices. The new expression has been crafted by Drew …

The Coral Room_Barbour & Barrel

The Doyle Collection has created a second cocktail bar at The Bloomsbury hotel in London A new destination for cocktails has been created within The Bloomsbury hotel in London under leading bartender Giovanni Spezziga. Taking over space formerly used for the lobby on the ground floor, The Coral Room has been created by owner The …

Surendran & Bownes Labdanum

A new “spirit alternative” with flavours of gin but without the alcohol has been created by distiller Surendran & Bownes for Borough Wines & Beers. Surendran & Bownes Edition Zero: Labdanum mimics the aromatic profile and complexity of gin in the London Dry style but with 0% alcohol content. It is also organic and vegan-friendly. …

Radisson Red Glasgow

Radisson RED has put a call out to the people of Glasgow, inviting anyone looking for a new challenge in 2018 to apply for a place on its Casting Day to be held at The Lighthouse on January 22. Radisson RED Glasgow, set to launch in spring 2018, will be the first RED hotel to …

Julian Taylor Design - Impossible, Manchester Copyright - Richard Southall

Tokyo Industries has pushed the boundaries of invention with its Manchester bar Impossible. Pictures by Richard Southall From its edible cryogenically frozen cocktails to its eclectic, unconventional décor, everything about Manchester bar Impossible aims to live up to its name. It is the latest venue from bar and club group Tokyo Industries, headed by Manchester-based …

woman mobile phone texting

The number of bars and restaurants with their own apps has seen a steep rise over the past 12 months, according to new data. There has been a 400% increase in high-street hospitality brands developing their own apps rather than just working with third-party providers, reports hospitality management technology specialist Zonal. The latest GO Technology …

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Napoleon and his rule-breaking wife Joséphine inspired two bars in London from the team behind Adventure Bar. Mark Ludmon reports. Pictures by Sebastian Barros Photography The team behind London’s Adventure Bars have turned to 19th-century European history for inspiration for their two new hit destinations. After spotting potential in newly licensed premises in a building …

Pic Alan Richardson Dundee, Pix-AR.co.uk Innis and Gunn

A new look has been introduced across Innis & Gunn’s core range of craft beers alongside a new rum barrel-aged beer. The new packaging unifies the Scottish brewer’s core barrel-aged and craft brewed beers, with the 100% bourbon barrel-aged Original beer leading the relaunch. Along with Innis & Gunn Lager, Gunnpowder IPA and Session IPA …

Rooster Rojo tequila

Amber Beverage Group is expanding its range of spirits in the UK with the launch of a cherry liqueur from Latvia’s Riga Black Balsam and a new premium tequila. Rooster Rojo, a 100% agave tequila, is made according to traditional distillation methods and then filtered through Mexican silver to produce a softer and smoother finish. …

Anna and Remy Artesian

A new team is set to take over the helm of the Artesian bar at The Langham hotel in London, aiming to build on its world-class reputation as a hub of cocktail creativity and hospitality. Rémy Savage, who was at Little Red Door in Paris for four years, has been appointed head bartender while Anna …