Perfetto Lemon

Continental Wine and Food (CWF) has extended the Perfetto Gin range with a new flavour, made with lemons from the Sorrento coast. Perfetto “celebrates the true taste and style of Italy”. The lemon-infused variant boasts a “natural aroma”, with essential oils bringing out the sweet citrus. Before being infused with lemons, the gin is distilled …

Salcombe Gin Voyager Series 'Restless'

Salcombe Gin and two Michelin-starred chef Niall Keating have unveiled ‘Restless’, the fifth expression in the Voyager Series, which uses kombucha as a liquid botanical. The 46% ABV limited edition gin is inspired by Niall’s passion for Asian cuisine and has been distilled with his very own blood orange kombucha, made at his culinary residence, …

Mermaid Salt Vodka

The Isle of Wight Distillery has refreshed the image of Mermaid Salt Vodka to coincide with its UK launch. The grain-based spirit is being made available nationally for the first time, following the relaunch of Mermaid Gin and the introduction of its pink expression. The vodka is now packaged in a white version of the …

Rebel Yell Cognac Finish

Kentucky-based Lux Row Distillers is bringing a Rebel Yell bourbon expression finished in cognac casks to the UK. The second limited edition release follows the success of the brand’s French Oak Finish last year. Like its predecessor, the whiskey won’t be released in its US homeland. This year’s special release sees Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight …

Merchant's Choice spirits

UK distributor Symposium Independent Spirits Merchant has launched Merchant’s Choice, a new range of “alternative” craft spirits for bartenders. Designed to provide an alternative for bars that would rather not use mainstream brands, the three-strong range consists of a Guyanese White Rum, a Classic Vodka distilled from British wheat and a bright London Dry Gin. …

Powers Gold Label Distiller’s Cut

Pernod Ricard UK is set to reintroduce Powers Irish Whiskey’s celebrated Gold Label expression to the UK, featuring a new brand identity and higher ABV of 43.2%. First established in 1791 in Dublin’s famed John’s Lane Distillery, Powers is now made at the Midleton Distillery in County Cork. Not only has every drop of the …

Jameson Grow Your Own Cocktail web series

Jameson Irish Whiskey has developed a Grow Your Own Cocktail web series, alongside a new competition, to promote local sourcing, collaboration and discovery among bartenders and producers around the world. Last year, the Jameson team brought bartenders, local farmers and producers together in communities across the globe to encourage mixologists to create locally inspired cocktails. …

Bladnoch

Scotch whisky distillery Bladnoch has announced its new UK distribution partner – SEA Spirits. Bladnoch is Scotland’s southernmost distillery, and one of a handful that remain independently owned. Since its purchase in 2015 by Australian entrepreneur David Prior, it has launched a line of Bladnoch Single Malt Whiskies and Pure Scot, a contemporary blended scotch …

Vestal flavoured vodkas

Halewood-owned vodka brand Vestal has launched its first two flavoured expressions – Black Cherry and Raspberry & Blackcurrant. All Vestal vodkas start life in the harvesting of young potatoes grown in the soil of Kaszebe in northern Poland – an area famed for its rich, mineral-laden land. Distilled in small batches, the resultant spirit is …

Berkshire Botanical Rhubarb & Raspberry Gin

Artisan drinks brand Berkshire Botanical has announced the launch of its second quintessentially British flavoured gin – Rhubarb & Raspberry. Like the original Berkshire Botanical Dry Gin, the new 40.3% ABV flavoured expression is made on the Yattendon Estate in West Berkshire. It offers “hints of fresh pine and fruity raspberry on the nose, with …