Hayman's English Cordial Gin

The makers of Hayman’s Gin have created a new limited release based on a 19th-century recipe for cordial gin. With help from drinks historian David T Smith, they have created a full-flavoured gin with a warm, spicy and earthy character in the style enjoyed in the 1800s. Available in limited quantities from mid-October via distributor …

Atik Colchester

Britons still enjoy a night out, according to new research from bar and club operator The Deltic Group which reveals nearly three-quarters of people aged 18 to 21 go out once a week or more. The Deltic Night Index Report, analysing the UK’s late-night economy, found that nearly 40% of people go out on a …

Golden Rum Barrel Awards Trailer Happiness

Trailer Happiness in London has been named the UK’s most influential rum bar of the past decade as part of this year’s Golden Rum Barrel Awards. The tiki bar, which opened in Portobello Road 13 years ago, picked up the award (pictured) at a ceremony held after this weekend’s UK RumFest at ILEC in London …

Micro-distilled vodka Our/London is to extend its reach after agreeing a distribution partnership with Hi-Spirits. Our/London is a wheat-based vodka, with a fresh, pure flavour and a fruity note, with ABV of 37.5%. Its smooth character means it can be enjoyed on its own as well as in cocktails and mixed drinks. The new distribution …

Slug and Lettuce seabass salad

Stonegate Pub Company has introduced a new food and drink menu across its Slug and Lettuce bars including a broader selection of lighter bites from around the globe. Expanding its “Fast & Fresh’ signature menu, the new international choice of flavours includes Noodle Boxes in chicken or tofu varieties and ramen dishes available with chicken …

strongbow halloween

Heineken UK is supplying the on-trade with kits for Strongbow cider this Halloween including a promotion offering consumers “spook-tacular” prizes. For The Haunted campaign, it has sent out 11,000 point-of-sale kits featuring the competition that offers all consumers a guaranteed instant win. Running from now until November 3, it offers prizes such as a trip …

Leicester Square tube station

London’s bars and clubs have seen sales rise after the start of the Night Tube on London’s Underground, according to data from payment specialist Worldpay. An analysis of late-night card transaction data found that since the Central and Victoria lines turned 24-hour in August, businesses serviced by the lines have experienced an 18% boost over …

Red Door, Manchester

Red Door in Manchester is “changing the world one drink at a time” The first bar opened by Tim Bacon, the late co-founder of bar and restaurant groups Living Ventures and New World Trading Company, was JW Johnson’s in Manchester in 1993. Although it is long closed, the Deansgate address came back under his wing …

Chivas Regal Ultis whisky

Chivas Regal, best known for its blended scotches, has launched its first blended malt whisky, made with a selection of Speyside single malts. Paying homage to five generations of Chivas master blenders, Chivas Regal Ultis is a blend of five single malts from Strathisla, Longmorn, Tormore, Alt’a’Bhainne and Braeval. With a recommended price of £180 …

Matt Dakers Lauvia Boutique Bar Show

Boutique Bar Show returns to Edinburgh this week, bringing new drinks brands, international speakers, guest bars and other attractions for the trade. It takes place in the stunning setting of Mansfield Traquair on Wednesday October 26 from 11am to 5pm. New features this year include the Boutique Business Lounge in association with the Scottish Licensed …