Trade Union Wapping bar

The team behind Grand Union bars have unveiled new ‘retail and leisure’ concept Trade Union. Mark Ludmon reports Trade Union, a new destination in Wapping in London, has arrived heavy with great expectations. “We are pioneering a completely new retail/leisure experience,” said Adam Marshall, founder and CEO of bar group Grand Union when it was …

warninks snowball christmas

The classic Snowball is making a comeback this winter with a twist thanks to the team behind one of its key ingredients, Warninks Advocaat. The brand is working with UK bartenders such as Dominykas Smagurauskas from Soho House Group to come up with new takes on the Snowball which is made with advocaat, the historic …

mount gay xo rum

Rémy Cointreau has today announced that it is releasing a limited-edition XO Cask Strength expression for Mount Gay Rum. With ABV of 63%, only 3,000 bottles will be available worldwide, including the UK, launched to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Barbadian independence this year. It will have a recommended price in retail of £140. Featuring …

Don Q rums

Two aged expressions of Don Q rum have been released in the UK through Spirit Cartel, created to mark the Puerto Rican brand’s 150th anniversary. The 2005 Signature Release Single Barrel is the first single-barrel expression to be released by Don Q and is part of a limited-edition series, with only 6,000 bottles produced. It …

Grind will be going back to its roots when it opens its new restaurant in East London this November. Clerkenwell Grind is Old St’s latest all day restaurant and late-night bar and is the founders’ most ambitious project to date. Just a stone’s throw away from where the first Grind opened in Shoreditch, the new …

gs-foodservice-website

Commercial kitchen and bar design experts, Grey Simmonds Foodservice Equipment (GS Foodservice), is making its presence felt online with a new, user-friendly website www.gsfoodservice.co.uk. The site is designed for customers to get a snapshot of the services GS Foodservice offers, browse recently completed projects and to showcase the types of equipment it can supply. The …

Pink Your Drink 2016

Aberdeen bartender Aiste Valiukaite was the winner of this year’s Pink Your Drink, the global all-female cocktail competition run by Rhuby Liqueur. She created a cocktail called Pink Courage, mixing the premium Swedish rhubarb liqueur with coconut-washed rosé wine, ginger and black pepper syrup and lemon juice. She was representing Scotland at the global final …

Karkom saffron gin

A Spanish gin, made with the world’s most expensive saffron from La Mancha, has been introduced in the UK. Importer Pure Spain has further expanded its range of Spanish spirits with Karkom Gin Azafran from the Spanish house of Azafranes Manchegos. It is the first gin that uses the world’s most expensive saffron from La …

willem barentsz gin

A gin infused with natural jasmine flowers and inspired by a 16th-century Dutch explorer has been introduced in the UK. Willem Barentsz is a small batch, pot-distilled London gin combining botanicals from around the world including orange peel and almonds from Spain, angelica root and coriander from eastern Europe, liquorice and cassia bark from Asia …

texas legation bourbon whiskey

Wine and spirits company Berry Bros & Rudd has been inspired by its history to create a new bourbon in partnership with a Texan distillery. Spirits buyer Doug McIvor and the team have developed Texas Legation Bourbon Whiskey with brothers Jonathan and Robert Likarish at their Ironroot Republic distillery in Denison in Texas. It is …