Stryyk Not Vodka

Alex Carlton’s zero-proof spirits brand Stryyk, which launched this summer, is bolstering its portfolio with Stryyk Not Vodka. Available from this month, Stryyk Not Vodka is described as “crystal clear in appearance” and features notes of cucumber and menthol. On the palate it delivers a “spicy, peppery warming finish”. The new ‘vodka-inspired’ expression joins Stryyk …

Nelson's Timur Gin

Staffordshire-based Nelson’s Gin has launched the latest blend in its portfolio, which celebrates the the Nepali timur pepper. Commonly used in curries and seasonings, the timur pepper is described as a ‘false pepper’ due to the fact that it is a berry with a peppery taste. It is said to have the same sharpness as …

Jagermeister glasses

Jägermeister UK has announced a renewed push on its ‘passing off’ programme, pledging an ongoing commitment to protecting the Jägermeister trademark, distribution and positioning. The brand have stepped up their efforts to educate the licensed trade about falsely selling other products as the herbal liqueur brand, in a bid to protect consumers from misrepresentation and …

Funkin Hemp Syrup

Cocktail specialist Funkin has introduced what is claimed to be the UK’s first ever hemp syrup to its single batch PRO range. The new FunkinPRO Hemp Syrup has been developed to complement a broad range of spirits and cocktail ingredients, including flavoured gins, tequila, spiced rums and bitters. Featuring herbal and green tea notes, it …

30&40

A six-strong calvados range hailing from Normandy called 30&40 has recently arrived in the UK. Developed by a trio of friends: Aymeric Dutheil, Vincent Béjot and Thibault Patte, 30&40 celebrates the traditions of Normandy, a region renowned for the traditional production of high-quality calvados. The brand’s six-strong range, which includes three single casks and three …

Foxhole Spirits

On-trade distributor Highball Brands is bolstering its artisanal spirits portfolio with the addition of Foxhole Spirits’ gin expressions. Foxhole Spirits specialises in the development and production of premium spirits using resources that would otherwise go unused; promoting sustainability through innovation to create high-quality products that are “honest to their origins”. The brand’s premium offering, Foxhole …

Old Duff Genever

Philip Duff’s Dutch genever brand Old Duff Genever is launching exclusively in the UK on-trade through Speciality Drinks. Old Duff is said to be one of a tiny number of Dutch genevers available in the UK which is 100% milled, mashed, fermented, distilled and bottled in Holland, by a family-owned distillery which has been crafting …

Empirical Spirits

Empirical Spirits is entering the UK market through a partnership with craft spirits distributor Maverick Drinks. Driven by “an obsessive focus on flavour”, Empirical Spirits was founded by Lars Williams and Mark Emil Hermansen, both alumni of five time world’s best restaurant Noma. Lars and Mark’s aim is to take inspiration from both eastern and …

Food Glorious Food Summary Wheel

Pernod Ricard UK is encouraging outlets to drive sales by pairing spirit-based drinks with food with a new initiative this Christmas. With premium spirits now accounting for 30% of total on-trade value, the premium drinks company is calling on outlets to maximise their cocktail offering, focusing on both core ranges and innovation lines in the …

Scandal Tea Punch Room

Crown Cellars is providing insight and opinions on the latest trends in spirits through a new customer magazine for bars and other on-trade operators. The magazine has been created after several months of intensive research with bar owners, managers and bartenders throughout the UK to gain a deeper understanding of what inspires them and adds …