Lyaness interior

Zoe Fryday explores Lyaness, Ryan Chetiyawardana’s new bar at Sea Containers London. Photography by James McDonald Last year we waved goodbye to Dandelyan, the exquisitely fresh, forward-thinking cocktail establishment from renowned mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana (aka Mr Lyan). Just days before winning the coveted title of World’s Best Bar at The World’s 50 Best Bars 2018 …

Avallen Calvados

Healthy Hospo founder Tim Etherington-Judge and wine and spirits specialist Stephanie Jordon have partnered to launch a new calvados brand called Avallen. Born out of a shared passion for traditional spirits and sustainable products, Avallen Calvados has been created to “reignite” the calvados category, while having a positive impact on the world’s wild bee population. …

Lowlander 0.00%

Netherlands-based botanical brewer Lowlander has added a new non-alcoholic beer to its range, made using citrus waste. The 0% ABV wit or white beer is brewed with reclaimed citrus peel, from bars and restaurants who use the fruit to squeeze fresh orange and lemon juice. Chief botanical officer and Lowlander founder Frederik Kampan said: “With …

Rachel Dobson Lynx Purchasing

Rachel Dobson, managing director of buying specialist Lynx Purchasing, outlines the importance of having an ethical and sustainable approach to business. In the current market, it can feel like a challenge to try and focus past the potential for disruption over the coming months, and onto the long term. However, sustainability is a crucial challenge …

Soft drinks and mixer brand Fentimans is launching a ‘Save the Botanicals’ campaign for Earth Day on April 22 to raise awareness of endangered British plant species. A bespoke ‘Save the Botanicals’ cocktail menu will be launched across a number of UK bars over the Easter bank holiday weekend, which this year coincides with Earth …

Wheat Drinking Straws

The Wheat Drinking Straw has launched to the UK hospitality sector, providing operators with an alternative to plastic, paper and ‘bio-plastic’ products. The naturally compostable, single-use straw is made using a natural by-product from wheat harvests. The wheat is harvested for the grain and the hollow stem is used as a drinking straw. As well …

Mermaid Gin bottle design

The Isle of Wight Distillery has unveiled a new sculpted, plastic-free and fully recyclable bottle for its premium Mermaid Gin. Mermaid’s new packaging follows a year-long research project backed by a private external investor, and is said to “better complement the liquid inside”. The gin is now presented in a “highly tactile” bottle, with sculpted …

Kahlúa's sustainable coffee initiative

Pernod Ricard-owned coffee liqueur brand Kahlúa has unveiled a new sustainable development programme with a goal to source 100% of its coffee sustainably by 2022. The newly launched initiative strives to have a meaningful environmental and socio-economic impact on the lives of Mexican coffee farmers and their families. Billy King, director of sustainable development, Kahlúa, …

Tahona Society Collective Spirit winners

Canada’s Alex Black and Makenzie Chilton have been crowned the winners of Altos Tequila’s inaugural The Tahona Society Collective Spirit competition. Previously cocktail-focused, this year The Tahona Society evolved, becoming a platform to inspire and champion sustainable practice within the bartending industry. The competition challenged bartenders from around the world to present project ideas that …

Absolut's The Green Hustle

Pernod Ricard’s Absolut Vodka is encouraging bars and bartenders to consider the small ways they can be more sustainable with the launch of The Green Hustle. Boasting to be one of the most energy efficient distilleries in the world, Absolut recognises that sustainability is a key principle at the heart of any progressive society. The …