Don Julio 70 White Negroni

Diageo Reserve has launched what it claims to be the ‘world’s first’ Añejo Claro tequila to the UK market, under its premium tequila brand Don Julio. Don Julio 70 debuted in the US to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the year Don Julio González began making tequila. To make the expression, blue agave, hand selected …

Everleaf

Conservation biologist and owner of London bar Hide Paul Mathew launched a new “responsibly sourced” non-alcoholic aperitif called Everleaf. Everleaf is made up of 18 different plants chosen to impart “complex and delicate flavours” as well as texture. The product was inspired by Paul’s travels a conservation biologist, and as a bartender and bar owner. …

Hyke Gin Spritz

English distiller Foxhole Spirits has used surplus table grapes to create a new premium gin called Hyke. Partnering with Richard Hochfeld, one of the UK’s biggest fruit importers, Foxhole Spirts has taken the equivalent of 1.4 million punnets of internationally-sourced table grapes that can’t be sold – and turned the produce into a grape spirit …

Breindal Gin and Vodka

Halewood-owned North Wales’ whisky distillery Aber Falls has created an “accessible” spirits range called Breindal, comprising a vodka and gin. The new range has been specifically developed to target bartenders and extend the brand’s presence in the on-trade. Aber Falls’ Breindal Vodka marks the distillery’s first entry into the vodka category. Produced using a handmade …

Pirate's Grog Spiced

Independent boutique rum company Pirate’s Grog has added a spiced rum to its namesake range. The new expression is described as an “exotic infusion” of salt, caramel, a touch of all spice and a secret ingredient, which can be found growing along the shores of tropical islands. Having developed a reputation for quality premium aged …

Puerto de Indias Strawberry

With pink gins taking the drinks category by storm, Sevillian brand Puerto de Indias has launched its acclaimed strawberry-flavoured gin in the UK. Spain is home to the biggest gin market in the world, and the strawberry variant of Puerto de Indias was one of the first of its kind on the market when it …

Four Fox Saké

Four Fox Saké has launched to the UK, with a mission to “revitalise” the ancient tradition of sake in London. Spearheaded by London entrepreneurs Oliver Proudlock & Fraser Carruthers, Four Fox debuted to the Hong Kong market in 2015. Since then, it has launched in Macau, Las Vegas, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney and Toronto. The spirit …

Tiki Lovers Pineapple Rum

Bitters, liqueurs and flavoured spirits producer The Bitter Truth is rolling out its new Tiki Lovers Pineapple rum ahead of spring. Tiki Lovers Pineapple Rum is made using a blend of aged and unaged Jamaican pot-still rum, three-year-old Barbados rum that has been aged in former Bourbon Whiskey barrels and some young column-still rums from …

Havana Club Tributo 2019

Pernod Ricard-owned Havana Club has released the fourth instalment in its limited edition luxury range of Cuban rums – Tributo 2019. To create the new expression, three generations of maestros del ron Cubano (masters of Cuban rum) came together for a blending exercise, including don José Navarro, primer maestro del Ron Cubano; Asbel Morales, maestro …

Ketel One Botanical

Diageo Reserve-owned vodka brand Ketel One has launched Ketel One Botanical, a new lower-alcohol spirit crafted with natural botanicals and fruit essences. Ketel One Botanical is a series of three variants presented in botanical designed bottles. Flavours include Peach & Orange Blossom, Cucumber & Mint and Grapefruit & Rose. With a lower ABV of 30%, …