JJ Whitley new flavoured vodkas

Premium vodka brand JJ Whitley has added two new flavoured expressions to its portfolio – Peach & Apricot and Apple & Lime. The two vodkas feature “on tend autumnal flavours” and are bottled at 38% ABV. Whitley Peach & Apricot boasts “an aroma of freshly picked, summer ripened orchard stone fruits and peach notes”. It …

Belvedere Heritage 176

Luxury vodka brand Belvedere is launching Heritage 176, an expression made using the centuries-old technique of malting rye to impart “rich taste and character”. Up until the 1890s, Polish rye vodka-makers had relied on the technique of malting rye to produce vodka of distinct flavour. Beginning in the early 1900s, as distillation scaled and modernised, …

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 …

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. …

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 …

Seaberry Vodka

Lostwithiel-based distillery Colwith Farm is bringing a new vodka to the market, created using berries from Cornwall’s first sea buck plantation. Made with Colwith Farm’s Aval Dor Vodka as a base, Seaberry Vodka is pitched with the juice of seaberries from neighbouring Cornish Seaberry Co, operated by agronomist Seth Pascoe. Dubbed the ‘holy fruit of …

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 …

Absolut Passionfruit Vodka

Pernod Ricard’s vodka brand Absolut is launching a new flavoured expression – Absolut Passionfruit. The new addition to Absolut’s flavoured vodka range, which also includes grapefruit, strawberry, rhubarb, vanilla, raspberry, mango and lime variants, offers a new “exotic taste” for summer 2020. Passionfruit is the flavour breaking boundaries this year, with interest increasing by 12% …

Puffing Billy Vodka

The Three Stills Company has launched a new vodka from its The Borders Distillery in the UK. Puffing Billy Steam Vodka (40% ABV) is an unfiltered malted barley vodka. It is named after the Carterhead still which plays a “key role in its production”. The small batch spirit is steamed through charcoal inside the still, …

The Muff Liquor Company

Irish spirits producer The Muff Liquor Company is making its debut in the UK in time for this year’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations. The company, which is based in the village of Muff, County Donegal, makes premium potato-based spirits, including a vodka and a gin. Muff Vodka is distilled six times for a “clean and …