Dingle spirits range

Paragon Brands has announced a new exclusive distribution partnership for the Dingle Spirits family of brands in the UK. Dingle Distillery in South West Kerry, Ireland started production in 2012, and is said to be the first privately-owned, purpose built distillery to open in Ireland in over 100 years. The Irish distillery currently produces Dingle …

M&H Distillery spirits

Maverick Drinks has been named the exclusive UK distributor of Israel-based Milk & Honey (M&H) Distillery’s collection of spirits. Founded in 2012, M&H was the first whisky distillery to open in Israel. Its portfolio currently includes a Young Single Malt, Levantine Gin and herbal liqueur. Maverick Drinks will also be bringing what is claimed to …

Theodore Gin

Scottish spirits group Greenwood Distillers has launched its first gin, inspired by a mysterious ancient tribe called the Picts. The first edition of Theodore Gin has been created with guidance from olfactory expert and perfume designer Barnabé Fillion. It contains 16 botanicals, including pine, Damask rose, pomelo and bourbon vetiver, and gives off aromas of …

Beefeater Blood Orange

Pernod Ricard is launching Beefeater Blood Orange in a bid to “satisfy a growing global thirst for fruit-flavoured gin”. The latest expression is inspired by the Orange Gin distilled by Beefeater’s founder, James Burrough in 1876, using oranges sourced from London’s Covent Garden fruit market. Beefeater Blood Orange, a liquid characterised by its “bitter-sweet juicy …

Graham's Blend No 5

Symington Family Estates-owned Graham’s Port is set to launch its first premium white port with the aim to broaden the category’s appeal in the UK. The release of Graham’s Blend No 5 White Port follows the increasing popularity of the aperitif serve, Port and Tonic. To create the blend, head winemaker Charles Symington selected two …

Kokoro liqueurs

London-based gin company Kokoro is introducing a range of three premium gin liqueurs with flavours from Japan. The three expressions, Kokoro Blueberry and Lemongrass, Kokoro Yuzu and Ginger and Kokoro Cherry Blossom, will be available to wholesalers and the on and off trade via Mangrove this month. Blueberries are a relatively new flavour for Japan, …

Glenmorangie Allta

Glenmorangie is releasing its first single malt whisky made using yeast growing wild on the barley in the distillery’s surrounding fields. The new expression, Allta, which translates as ‘wild’ in Scots Gaelic, marks the tenth anniversary of the Highland whisky brand’s Private Edition series. Glenmorangie identifies that yeast has always been a key ingredient in …

El Bandarra Red

As the trend for vermouth gathers pace in the UK, distributor Love Drinks is bolstering its portfolio with El Bandarra Vermut from Barcelona. El Bandarra is the brainchild of the Virgili brothers, 6th generation family members from the Casa Berger Winery, which was set up in 1878 to the west of Barcelona. Fusing heritage with …

Bacardí Legacy UK finalists

Four UK bartenders have been named the ‘most promising’ at this year’s Bacardí Legacy after battling it out in the competition’s regional heats. Clare Morrow from Leeds, Will Meredith from London, Chelsie Bailey from Bristol and Ken Langenfeld from Edinburgh (pictured left to right) will compete for the final time in March, hoping to impress …

Hampshire Fine Old Tom Gin

Winchester Distillery is launching its interpretation of an authentic Old Tom gin, a style that was popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. Old Tom Gin initially came about after the creation of genever but before lighter, purer dry gin. It is frequently used as the base of classic cocktails such as the Tom Collins …