Muyu liqueurs

Renowned bartenders Alex Kratena, Monica Berg and Simone Caporale have launched Muyu, a three-strong range of liqueurs made with natural ingredients. Inspired by a trip the trio took to the Amazon, the brand actively promotes biodiversity through responsible sourcing, with a share of profits from each bottle donated to NGOs in the region. Working closely …

Brittains Premium Spiced Rum

Doncaster-based spirits brand Brittains has launched a craft spiced rum to join its portfolio of premium gins and vodkas. Brittains Premium Spiced Rum is a blend of cask-aged Caribbean rum and smooth, honeyed caramel, finished with warming notes of smoked vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and black pepper. At 35% ABV, it is designed for both sipping, …

By the Dutch Advocaat

By the Dutch is bolstering its range of premium spirits with the release of By the Dutch Advocaat, a traditional liqueur made from barn eggs and brandy. Some believe that advocaat’s origins lie in Dutch travellers trying to imitate the creamy mixture of avocado pulp, cane sugar and rum they had been offered in Brazil. …

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The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is marking its 50th anniversary with a full schedule of 2019 activity. As part of this year’s activity, WSET will be looking back, and forward, at the integral role education plays in the wine and spirits trade. From profiles with early WSET Diploma graduates from around the world …

Lind & Lime Gin

Edinburgh-based Port of Leith Distillery has launched a gin and sherry ahead of the construction of its £11 million distillery next year. The two new spirits sett out to celebrate the maritime and distilling heritage of Edinburgh’s historic Leith district. Lind & Lime Gin has been distilled with seven botanicals, combining flavours of lime and …

Teeling Whiskey

Dublin-based whiskey distillery Teeling has named Maverick Drinks the exclusive UK distributor for its collection of whiskies. Teeling’s core range features three bottlings. Its Small Batch Whiskey is finished in central American rum casks, which impart a “subtle dried fruit character” on the spirit, the Single Grain has a red grape and berry profile from …

Aber Falls Small Batch Gin

North Wales’ Aber Falls Whisky Distillery has extended its core range with the addition of a premium Small-Batch Welsh Gin. The new gin is produced and bottled by hand in small batches at the distillery in Abergwyngregyn. Made using water from the Rhaeadr Fawr – the famous Aber Falls waterfall – the expression leads with …

Rebel Rabbet

London Distillery Company’s Matt McGivern and Dylan Bell have launched a range of spirits that are “not restrained by category restrictions” under the Rebel Rabbet brand. The new range, titled Rebel Exile Spirits (RES) comprises two expressions, which have been created in partnership with London brewery Anspach & Hobday. Saison Yeast is used to ferment …

Six Bells Lemon Gin

City of London Distillery has launched a ‘zesty’ new lemon gin celebrating its rich history in the Square Mile. With an ABV of 41.3%, Six Bells Lemon Gin has notes of lemon sherbet together with the aromatic flavours reminiscent of a classic dry gin. It is made with classic London dry botanicals with added dried …

Misty Isle Vodka

Isle of Skye Distillers has launched Misty Isle Vodka, thought to be the first vodka produced on the Scottish island. Triple-distilled in small batches at 40% ABV, Misty Isle Vodka is made with waters drawn from the Storr Lochs, just three miles from the distillery. The new expression is said to have a “light, refreshing …