Chairman’s Spice Lab

St Lucian rum Chairman’s Reserve has launched the Chairman’s Spice Lab, a programme designed to showcase the abilities and understanding of the spice rum category by bartenders around the world. Open in ten countries – the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Greece, China, the United States and Saint Lucia – the Chairman’s …

Jack Daniel's whiskey

Brown-Forman United Kingdom has established its own distribution company with full control of its operations for the first time in its history in the UK. This marks the end of an 18-year relationship with Bacardi, and the closure of the Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands operation. For 150 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has built and nutrured alcohol brands, …

Glengoyne jigsaw

Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has created a limited edition jigsaw puzzle, to be enjoyed as the perfect companion while savouring a good dram. The 500-piece puzzle features a special painting by celebrated Scottish artist John Lowrie Morrison (aka Jolomo), entitled ‘Spring Blossoms at Glengoyne Distillery’. Offering people a chance to unplug from technology …

Fenjiu

Cheng International, UK distributor of Fenjiu baijiu, is launching an eight-part #AtHomewithFenjiu livestream series on baijiu, aimed at buyers and bartenders. The series, which kicks off on Friday 10 April and runs until early May, is designed to educate people on the popular Chinese spirit. #AtHomewithFenjiu will include an introduction to Fenjiu; a masterclass on …

Rattler Gin range

Cornish drinks producer Healeys has created two gins based on the recipe and style of its popular cider brand Rattler. The process starts with the same apples used to create Rattler Cyder, which are pressed, fermented and distilled twice. The spirit is then blended with seven botanicals, including juniper, coriander, lemon, orange, iris, angelica and …

Neil Jardine

Premium Italian spirits company Illva Saronno, best known for Disaronno and Tia Maria, has announced plans to launch its own UK subsidiary called Disaronno International UK. The announcement of the new subsidiary comes as Illva Saronno gets ready to unveil a series of new innovations, which it will be bringing to the UK market in …

Captain Morgan Tiki

Diageo-owned rum brand Captain Morgan is rolling out a tropical rum-based spirit drink for summer. Available in 70cl format, Captain Morgan Tiki is inspired by the adventures of the Captain through the South Pacific Islands. It is bottled at 25% ABV and “packed with pineapple and mango flavours”. The launch of the new variant is …

Bombay Bramble

Bombay Sapphire is introducing Bramble, a new flavoured gin created using fresh blackberries and raspberries. The new 37.5% ABV variant is “bold and rich” – both in colour and flavour – and is made from a 100% natural fruit infusion, with no added sugar. Freshly harvested blackberries and raspberries are balanced with Bombay Sapphire’s “vibrant …

Puffing Billy Vodka

The Three Stills Company has launched a new vodka from its The Borders Distillery in the UK. Puffing Billy Steam Vodka (40% ABV) is an unfiltered malted barley vodka. It is named after the Carterhead still which plays a “key role in its production”. The small batch spirit is steamed through charcoal inside the still, …

The Duppy Share Spiced Rum

Premium spiced rum brand The Duppy Share has extended its range with the launch of a pineapple and kola nut-flavoured expression. Developed in collaboration with Robin Honhold, former head of operations at Mr Lyan Ltd and co-founder of drinks innovation team A/O, the new variant has been specifically designed with the on-trade in mind. Described …