Hospitality Gin

A new not-for-profit gin brand called Hospitality Gin has been launched to support the UK hospitality industry throughout the coronavirus pandemic. When Covid-19 began to affect the hospitality industry in the UK, Sheffield-based industry veteran Tom Lord set out to create a spirit to help. To produce the London dry-style gin, Tom teamed up with …

Worthy Park rum

Premium drinks distributor Spirit Cartel has taken on Jamaican single estate rum Worthy Park. Thought to be Jamaica’s oldest rum distiller, Worthy Park has its own sugar cane fields, factory and distillery on the same 9,000-acre plot, giving it “absolute control over quality”. Spirit Cartel’s new partnership with Worthy Park covers all its rums, including …

The Glenturret 12YO

Premium drinks distributor Axiom Brands has added scotch whisky brand The Glenturret to its growing portfolio. The move comes following the September acquisition of The Glenturret by new owners The Lalique Group. The brand has “big plans” for the distillery, which is located north west of Crieff in Perthshire, Scotland. First on the agenda will …

JJ Whitley new flavoured vodkas

Premium vodka brand JJ Whitley has added two new flavoured expressions to its portfolio – Peach & Apricot and Apple & Lime. The two vodkas feature “on tend autumnal flavours” and are bottled at 38% ABV. Whitley Peach & Apricot boasts “an aroma of freshly picked, summer ripened orchard stone fruits and peach notes”. It …

Ojo de Tigre mezcal

Mezcal brand Ojo de Tigre, produced at the Case Lumbre distillery in Mexico, is launching in the UK this month. Ojo de Tigre, which translates as Tiger’s Eye, is made from sustainably-grown agave – specifically the Espadín and Tobalá varieties. The 37% ABV mezcal is described as subtle and moreish, with notes of dried fruits, …

Copalli Cacao Rum

Belizean rum brand Copalli has launched a limited edition cocoa-flavoured expression. Copalli Cacao is sustainably produced at the Copal Tree Distillery, situated in the heart of 20,000 acres of tropical rainforest in Southern Belize, using four ingredients – non-GMO heirloom sugar cane, yeast, cacao nibs grown and freshly roasted at the distillery and pure rainforest …

Diplomatico Seleccion de Familia Old Fashioned serve

Venezuelan rum Diplomático is releasing a new super-premium expression called Selección de Familia, distributed in the UK by Speciality Brands. Primarily distilled in copper pot stills, combined with batch kettle and column distillation, Selección de Familia is made from molasses and sugar cane honeys, which are then aged for up to 12 years in American …

Silent Pool Rare Citrus Gin

Surrey-based premium gin brand Silent Pool has announced the launch of its new Rare Citrus Gin, crafted from rare citrus varieties from around the world. The gin features fruits such as Hirado Buntan, Natsu Dai Dai, Buddha’s Hand and Green Seville Orange, which are sourced from world-renowned citrus collectors on the Alentejo coast in Portugal, …

RedLeg Banana Rum

The RedLeg Rum Company has released a Banana Rum, the second flavour extension for the brand, along with refreshed branding across the entire range. Building on the success of RedLeg Spiced Rum and RedLeg Pineapple Rum, the new addition to the portfolio offers a “smooth, accessible spirit”. It infuses the original RedLeg Rum, which is …

Belvedere Heritage 176

Luxury vodka brand Belvedere is launching Heritage 176, an expression made using the centuries-old technique of malting rye to impart “rich taste and character”. Up until the 1890s, Polish rye vodka-makers had relied on the technique of malting rye to produce vodka of distinct flavour. Beginning in the early 1900s, as distillation scaled and modernised, …