Twin Fin rum

Cornish distillery Tarquin’s, which is celebrated for its premium gins, is moving into the rum category with the launch of Twin Fin. Inspired by the coasts of Cornwall and the Caribbean, the new spiced golden rum is created using Cornish copper pot stills, blended with Jamaican pot still rum and a light, column-still rum from …

Navy Island Rum

Navy Island Rum, a brand inspired by the rich and vibrant history of Navy Island in Jamaica, is now available in the UK. Navy Island is a small tropical island off the coast of Port Antonio, Jamaica. In the eighteenth century, it was used by the British Royal Navy – hence its name. According to …

The Whiskymaker's Reserve No 3

The Lakes Distillery has released the third expression in its limited edition Whiskymaker’s Reserve series – a single malt matured in a variety of sherry casks. Launched in September 2019, the Whiskymaker’s Reserve range sets out to showcase the distillery’s sherry-led house style. Following on from two sold-out releases, the new Whiskymaker’s Reserve No 3 …

Finders Spirits

Yorkshire-based Sloemotion Distillery has unveiled its new seven-strong Finders Spirits range, featuring gins, vodkas and rums. The collection, which taps into consumers’ “spirit of adventure”, has been created using “bold, intriguing flavours” from around the world. Fruits of the Forest Gin contains 19 botanicals, including orange peel, mint and ginger, to bring out the sweetness …

Compass Box range

Scotch whisky Compass Box has appointed Proof Drinks as its new distributor as the brand looks to continue its growth in the UK market. Compass Box was founded by John Glaser with a mission to make the world of scotch whisky a “more interesting place”. Over the past two decades, the London-based blending house has …

Liv Rum

Scottish micro-distillery Matugga Distillers is debuting its new Liv Rum collection, which features three rum variants and two flavoured rum liqueurs. Inspired by the nation’s love for craft spirits and locally-made produce, Liv is handcrafted with natural and seasonal ingredients. The new range includes two white rums – Pot Distilled White Rum (42.5% ABV) and …

The Gin Guild Ginposium

Ginposium, the annual gin industry seminar organised by the Gin Guild, and one of the gin industry’s annual highlights, is to be held online due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of performing in front of an audience, this year’s keynote speakers have created a series of videos, which will be available on the Gin Guild’s …

Chairman’s Spice Lab

St Lucian rum Chairman’s Reserve has launched the Chairman’s Spice Lab, a programme designed to showcase the abilities and understanding of the spice rum category by bartenders around the world. Open in ten countries – the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Greece, China, the United States and Saint Lucia – the Chairman’s …

Jack Daniel's whiskey

Brown-Forman United Kingdom has established its own distribution company with full control of its operations for the first time in its history in the UK. This marks the end of an 18-year relationship with Bacardi, and the closure of the Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands operation. For 150 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has built and nutrured alcohol brands, …

Glengoyne jigsaw

Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has created a limited edition jigsaw puzzle, to be enjoyed as the perfect companion while savouring a good dram. The 500-piece puzzle features a special painting by celebrated Scottish artist John Lowrie Morrison (aka Jolomo), entitled ‘Spring Blossoms at Glengoyne Distillery’. Offering people a chance to unplug from technology …