Samara Gin

Samara, a new premium gin that ‘evokes the beauty of Costa Rica’, is making its debut in the UK. The floral London Dry-style gin features botanicals from common flowers and ingredients that flourish in Costa Rica, Central America. Key ingredients include hibiscus, rosehip, orange peel, rose, elderflower, honey and cardamom, with a neutral grain spirit …

Midland Chilled Foods Vegan Pies

UK wholesaler Midland Chilled Foods has introduced a new collection of plant-based pies to help operators meet increasing demand for vegan food. Set to bring a welcomed boost to profits during the winter months – particularly the festive period and Veganuary – the three hand-finished pies feature a signature hot mix shortcrust pastry, with the …

Satryna Blanco Tequila

Small-batch premium tequila brand Satryna has released its triple-distilled Blanco and Cristalino Añejo Claro variants in the UK. Launched by Nitzan Marrun, maestra tequilera mireida cortes and brand ambassador Elizabet Tovar, Satryna is the result of three generations of craftsmanship, following a 60-year-old recipe from Mexico’s Tequilera Newton distillery. Satryna is made from 100% blue …

Giulia Cuccurullo, Patrón Pefectionists UK finalist

Giulia Cuccurullo has been crowned the UK finalist of the 2019 Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition with her cocktail, The Bridge. Giulia and her fellow finalists, Alex King of Artesian Bar; Josh Joyce of Fare Bar; Harry Cosmo Boardman of HMSS; Kieran Grieves of Cairn Hotel Group; Jack Riley of Present Company; Ryan Snedden of Lucky …

Mucha Liga Tequila

London-based drinks distributor Gravity Drinks has launched Mucha Liga, a range of premium tequilas which celebrate Mexican culture, in the UK. Mucha Liga Tequila draws inspiration from Lucha Libre, a type of professional wrestling originating in Mexico, characterised by colourful masks and rapid, acrobatic manoeuvres. The range comprises three expressions: Bravo Blanco, Canibal Reposado and …

Storywood Tequila

Storywood, a new range of tequilas aged in scotch whisky casks, has launched to the UK market with distributor Halewood International. The core range is made up of two expressions: Speyside Anejo and Speyside Reposado. Bottled at 40% ABV, Storywood Tequilas encourages drinkers to “live free and sip slow”, an ethos represented in the spirits’ …

Batanga Tequila

Tequila brand Batanga has launched its reposado and blanco variants in the UK through distributor Emporia Brands. Established in 1926 by Don Eduardo Orendain, Batanga Tequila is traditionally distilled using 100% agave grown on one estate in the heart of Jalisco, Mexico. The Orendain family is considered one of the four oldest tequila making families …