An essential part of Drinks Enthusiast is giving the rest of the UK the chance to experience the delights that the drink world has to offer. With this, I have developed a portfolio of brands that I focus on and promote to the wider community, primarily in the north of England. Of course, I will happily share any brand that wish to make a mark on the UK, but the brands below are names that you will see in most of my promotional activities –
St Lucia Distillers
Chairman’s Reserve Rum was first blended in 1999 and was overseen by the then Chairman, Laurie Barnard who conceived a quality rum which was blended using continuous and pot still rums coming on stream after ageing. Local demand has been phenomenal and the brand has expanded internationally, where the versatility of the rum makes for great cocktails. Range include White Label, Original, Spiced and Forgotten Cask.
The brand celebrates the inauguration of a new distillery in February 1931 in the Mabouya Valley, near Dennery, in St. Lucia. The Distillery was founded by Denis Barnard and produced rum until 1972 when St. Lucia Distillers was formed out of the merging of the Dennery distillery and the Roseau Distillery. This history with line drawings is represented on the label and outer box of the brand. Every year the label colour will change and the passing of every year will be reflected in the updating of the labeling, closure coin, bar code and outer packaging. Therefore the 2012 release will be different from the 2011 release in that it will “Celebrate 81 years of St. Lucian Rum Making” and so on into the future. Each bottle is individually numbered. It is hoped the brand will become a collectors’ item for connoisseurs of rum and set a benchmark for rums in the Caribbean and wider rum world.
Langley’s No.8 is a unique gin made with a secret blend of 8 botanicals, harvested at their freshest. It is hand crafted & distilled in a small English-produced pot still. Blended by expert craftsmen with 100% English Grain Spirit and delivers a smooth, rounded finish with just the right balance of alcohol.
The Old Tom expression was released 2016, featuring 11 botanicals to a traditional recipe.
Three expressions of agricole hailing from the island of St. Barts. Created using filtered sugarcane juice and matured within re-charred ex bourbon, Cognac or whisky barrels.
Range include Blanc, Ambre and Authentique.
W.E. are Tom Warner and Sion Edwards – great friends and craft distillers. Both sons of farmers who met at Harper Adams Agricultural College, they decided several years ago to swap the big world of fresh produce for an exciting venture of their own – creating a legendary farm-distilled gin. Produced in small batches, this handcrafted elixir is crafted using a combination of the natural spring water from the Warner family farm in Northamptonshire, pure grain spirit, 11 glorious botanicals and elderflower handpicked from the Warner and the Edwards farms in England and Wales.
Range include Harrington Dry, Sloe, Elderflower, Melissa, Honeybee and Rhubarb.
Double Dutch started by Dutch twins Raissa and Joyce de Haas, offers an innovative range of premium soft drinks that are specifically developed to compliment higher quality gins, vodkas and tequilas. Double Dutch currently offers 7 carefully crafted flavour combinations – Watermelon & Cucumber, Pomegranate & Basil, Indian tonic water and a slimline tonic water plus Cranberry & Ginger Tonic, Ginger Beer and classic Soda. All Double Dutch drinks are 100% natural, low in sugars and made with the highest quality ingredients, making these the perfect enhancement to your spirits.
Brands I have worked with previously include –
Casco Viejo, Gabriel Boudier, G’Vine, Excellia, Siete Leguas, Sette Vie, Roberto Cavalli, Esprit de June, Atlantico, West Winds, Maidenii, Snow Queen, Aprendiz, Pescador, Macchu, La Diablada, Junique, Vermood, Enosis, Kentos.
If you wish to learn more about my services of brand development, please drop me a line at email@example.com