Hernö gins

UK distributor Love Drinks has added two limited edition Swedish gins from craft distillery Hernö to its portfolio. The two new lines which have launched in the UK include Hernö Sipping Gin #1.3 ex-Ardbeg Casks and Hernö Blackcurrant Gin. Hernö Sipping Gin #1.3 ex-Ardbeg Casks is a smoky 49.1% ABV gin that has been matured …

VK Candy Cane

Ready-to-drink brand VK is looking to spread festive cheer with the launch of a new limited edition flavour: VK Candy Cane. The new 4% ABV seasonal variant, which balances sweet a strawberry flavour with hints of peppermint, is being launched as part of the brand’s #WEAREMERRY Christmas campaign, and will be available at selected on-trade …

Double Dutch Rhubarb Pineneedle Tonic

Premium mixer brand Double Dutch is rolling out a limited edition rhubarb and pineneedle-flavoured tonic water just in time for Christmas. The new limited edition variant, which “captures the tastes and smells of the festive season”, has been developed to “elevate complex cocktails and provide a merry non-alcoholic alternative”. To create Rhubarb & Pineneedle, locally …

Opihr Gin Regional Editions

Quintessential Brands’ spiced gin brand Opihr has launched three new Regional Editions, each created using flavours inspired by key locations along the ancient spice route. The new expressions – the European Edition, Arabian Edition and Far East Edition – contain “on-trend ingredients” from the global culinary world that are specific to each region. Opihr European …

Don Papa Sevillana Cask Finish

Philippine rum Don Papa has launched Sevillana Cask Finish, a limited edition expression inspired by the oranges of Seville, Spain. Produced in small batches on the island of Negros in the Philippines, Sevillana Cask Finish is created from a blend of rums aged between four and 12 years, distilled from 100% Negros sugarcane and aged …

Doom Bone Vodka

Rebel Distillers has partnered with Bethesda Softworks to create Doom Bone Vodka, a limited edition spirit that celebrates the upcoming release of video game Doom Eternal. Inspired by the video game, which centres around Earth’s demonic invasion, the wheat-based vodka is made using high-quality and ethically sourced beef bones from London butchers The Ginger Pig. …

Jameson Caskmates Fourpure Limited Edition

Pernod Ricard-owned Jameson Irish Whiskey has collaborated with London’s Fourpure Brewing Co to create a limited edition whiskey exclusively for the UK on-trade. The release, which forms part of Jameson’s Caskmates range, is set to tap into the existing consumer appetite for craft beer and whiskey. To create the expression, Jameson’s triple distilled Irish whiskey …

Tooper Day of the Dead

Iron Maiden and Robinsons Brewery have revealed a limited edition design for Trooper beer ahead of Halloween on October 31. Inspired by Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), Iron Maiden’s iconic Eddie character will don a traditional Dia de los Muertos appearance throughout October and November, tapping into the growing market for …

The Irishman Vintage Cask

Co Carlow-based Walsh Whiskey has unveiled the 2019 vintage of The Irishman Vintage Cask, a rare cask strength Irish whiskey expression. The Irishman Vintage Cask 2019 marries single pot still and single malt whiskey matured in first-fill bourbon casks, which is non chill-filtered and cut to 54% ABV. According to its maker, the expression offers …

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Glenury Royal

Diageo has launched Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Glenury Royal, the third release in a series of special editions crafted using rare “ghost” whiskies from closed distilleries. At the heart of the whisky lies the Highland single malt Glenury Royal, from the distillery of the same name that shut its doors in 1985. …