A new gin bar has been launched by caterer and bar operator Searcys, featuring London’s first chilled gin on draught. The Gin Joint at the Barbican arts complex offers about 40 gins including London dry gin Broker’s which is available on tap. It is the first outing for the brand’s dispense system, provided through UK …

A new craft honey beer has arrived in the UK on-trade as part of a new portfolio of artisan products from supplier Liberty Wines. The smooth blonde Hiver beer is long-matured and unpasteurised, fermented and conditioned with three different honeys and made in West Sussex with a speciality organic malt to match the subtle flavours. …

Simone Caporale Bloom Gin

Simone Caporale (pictured), a bartender at the Artesian bar at London’s Langham Hotel, won the first cocktail competition organised by Bloom gin. He beat nine other talented competitors with his Lavender Daisy, fresh and feminine cocktail that reflects the delicate floral notes of the gin. It is made with 50ml Bloom gin, 20ml of lemon …