Golden Rum Barrel Awards RumFest

Bars in Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds and London are among nominees in this year’s Golden Rum Barrel Awards, held as part of UK RumFest. The Liars Club in Manchester, Mojo in Manchester and Leeds, and Mahiki and Trailer Happiness in London are all up for the title of most influential rum bar in the UK over …

Jagermeister Halloween kit

Jägermeister is helping bars, pubs and clubs to be taken over by zombies as part of its activities for Halloween this year. Over 2,800 limited edition kits, featuring Halloween-themed accessories, are set to be sent out into the on-trade to customers who buy two cases of Jägermeister or Jägermeister Spice. This year’s “Zombie Takeover” kits …

Ray's Bar

The team behind Dalston Superstore bar and Voodoo Ray’s pizza parlour in east London are to launch a new late-night drinking spot. Due to open in late October in the former Dance Tunnel space in Kingsland High Street in Dalston, Ray’s Bar will specialise in cocktails and a roster of DJs playing on vinyl. With …

Startle logo

Virtual Jukebox, a specialist in background music and technology for bars, has been rebranded as Startle to reflect its expansion into new products. Originally positioned as a jukebox replacement, the new business helps companies across the retail and hospitality industries to provide digital in-venue experiences for their customers. With a fresh identity, larger team and …

Shilling Brewing Co Glasgow

Glendola Leisure has created brewpub Shilling Brewing Co in Glasgow. Interior pictures by James Harris The elegant building on the corner of West George Street and West Nile Street in Glasgow has been through a number of incarnations over the years. Most recently Horton’s Bar & Kitchen, the grade B-listed 1920s premises were previously home …

Celia lager on tap

Carlsberg UK is extending its portfolio of premium beers with Czech lager Celia which also taps into demand for gluten-free products. The UK business is introducing Celia Organic, a 4.5% ABV beer made with 100% Saaz hops and Moravian malt, and Celia Dark, a 5.7% ABV dark lager, using 100% Saaz hops and Toffee Bavarian …

Funkin Shea Campbell

Shea Campbell of Orchid in Aberdeen is to help cocktail specialist Funkin develop new ideas after winning the brand’s Innovation Champion competition. Pictured above, he impressed judges with a drink using Funkin Pro Jalapeño Syrup and cucumber ice, winning £500 and the chance to work with the brand for the next year on a part-time …

The Botanist Birmingham

New World Trading Company (NWTC) is to continue growing its estate of bars and restaurants “in a sensible way” after reporting a rise in sales and earnings. It has revealed that sales grew by 70% to £30.1m in the year to the end of March 2016, with earnings (EBITDA) increasing by 63% to £3.5m. Over …

Corky's Schnapps 2016 new look

A new look has been introduced for Corky’s Schnapps, with vibrant eye-catching colours to make the range stand out on the back bar. The new sleeves cover the entire body of all five flavours, coated with a metallic new look that also features a partition in the label so consumers to see the liquid inside. …

Bacardi Legacy

From Bristol, to Manchester, Edinburgh, Belfast and London, the most creative bartenders of the country have been busy creating their own cocktails for a panel of experts as they seek to become the UK winner of this year’s legendary Bacardí Legacy Cocktail Competition. Six bartenders from across the UK have been selected to compete at …