RumFest Returns For 2019 Along With The RumFest Trade Show & Conference Day

Last year, RumFest saw over 2,500 visitors descend on London’s Earl’s Court to see some of the biggest names and the most exciting newcomers in the industry. This year promises to be just as impressive. Taking place on Friday 18th October, The RumFest Trade Show & Conference will see new and boutique rum brands showcasingContinue reading “RumFest Returns For 2019 Along With The RumFest Trade Show & Conference Day”

Hi-Spirits Breaks Out The Brands For London Cocktail Week

Hi-Spirits will be celebrating the capital’s booming cocktail culture by putting some of the biggest brands in its portfolio in the spotlight during London Cocktail Week. Southern Comfort, Buffalo Trace bourbon, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and the classic Italian Fratelli Branca liqueur range will all be featured, with the cocktail cognoscenti able to enjoy a rangeContinue reading “Hi-Spirits Breaks Out The Brands For London Cocktail Week”

BrewDog’s Spirits Brand LoneWolf Launches With Category Challenging Design By B&B studio

Maverick brewer BrewDog has unveiled its spirits brand LoneWolf, with design by B&B studio. Pared back and minimalist, the design flies in the face of convention and reflects the brand’s aim to operate as an outsider within the sprits category. A simple stripped-back label features across the gin and vodka bottles in defiance of categoryContinue reading “BrewDog’s Spirits Brand LoneWolf Launches With Category Challenging Design By B&B studio”

Riddles Emporium Opens First Shop in Altrincham

A new specialist spirit shop, from the owners of Riddles cocktail bar on Greenwood Street and spirit specialist Dave Marsland, owner of Drinks Enthusiast, is set to open its doors on 1st April 2017. Riddles Emporium, with the tagline ‘Liquor and Sundries’, will sell a wide range of spirits, high-end products, cocktail equipment, books, bitters,Continue reading “Riddles Emporium Opens First Shop in Altrincham”

Tales of the Cocktail® Announces Seminars for Edinburgh Tour

After successful stops in Vancouver, Buenos Aires and Mexico City, Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour is on the move again. This year to Edinburgh, Scotland for four days of seminars, tastings and networking events from April 1-4. In addition to nightly events that allow attendees to explore the unique cocktail culture of Edinburgh, TalesContinue reading “Tales of the Cocktail® Announces Seminars for Edinburgh Tour”

Cellar Trends Expands Portfolio

Family run distributor, Cellar Trends, is set to continue its successes in 2016 with the addition of two brands to its ever-expanding portfolio. From the 11th April, Cellar Trends will handle all sales, distribution and marketing for Underberg® and Grasovka Vodka, joining the wider Underberg portfolio of Asbach, XuXu and Pitu which CT have distributedContinue reading “Cellar Trends Expands Portfolio”

Chicago’s Premier Distillery to Distribute in the United Kingdom with Emporia Brands

KOVAL, one of America’s premiere craft distilleries, will expand distribution to the United Kingdom with international luxury spirits importer and exporter Emporia Brands. Founded in 2008 as Chicago’s first distillery since the mid-1800s, KOVAL’s innovative distilling technologies and cutting-edge design practices have led them to become an award-winning, internationally renowned craft spirits manufacturer. Founders RobertContinue reading “Chicago’s Premier Distillery to Distribute in the United Kingdom with Emporia Brands”

Stuck For Christmas Cocktail Ideas?

Fireside Flip From Ryan Chetiyawardana’s new book Good Things to Drink: by Mr Lyan and Friends, published by Frances Lincoln, £20 Ingredients 1 Coin of ginger 1 Tablespoon honey Just over 1 shot (30ml/ 1.2oz) sloe gin 1 shot (25ml/ 1oz) honeyed-style malt whisky (such as Highland Park 12 year old, or Aberfeldy 12 year old)Continue reading “Stuck For Christmas Cocktail Ideas?”

The De Kuyper And The UKBG End The Year On A High

A few weeks back saw myself invited down to judge once again a cocktail competition with a difference. Hosted within Bar So in Bournemouth, De Kuyper were supporting the UKBG and their Bournemouth Bartenders Grand Prix 2015 final, which saw 10 bartenders from across the south coast of England battle it out, yet having no idea whatContinue reading “The De Kuyper And The UKBG End The Year On A High”

La Cava Tequila Release Their Festive Cocktail Creation

Don Agustin tequilas are Single Estate 100% agave premium tequilas for connoisseurs, all bottled on the Camarena family premises and widely available in the best tequila bars in the UK, including the famous Café Pacifico in London. Its unique character in part derives from the unusual fermentation process which is rounded off with a malolacticContinue reading “La Cava Tequila Release Their Festive Cocktail Creation”