New beers and spirits launched in August

By Nikkie Thatcher

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New to market: a variety of drinks have now been made available for operators to buy
New to market: a variety of drinks have now been made available for operators to buy
Last month (August), saw a multitude of products launched into the market for the beer and spirits category.

Caskmates whiskey

Jameson Irish Whiskey and Fourpure Brewery have collaborated to launch a limited-edition whiskey, which sees the spirit finished in Shapeshifter West Coast IPA-seasoned barrels.

The resulting liquid is smooth with notes of tropical fruits, sweet clementine and full-bodied hops, aiming to please craft beer and whiskey fans.




Leeds brewer and operator North Brewing Co has joined forces with a design agency for an experiential beer launch.

The new beer, Ute – taken from the Norwegian phrase ‘utepils’, which means to enjoy a beer outdoors – is a 7% ABV West Yorkshire IPA.

It has a tropical aroma with citrus notes and pineapple flavours. The beer is brewed with North’s extra pale malt, naked and flaked oaks with a touch of wheat.



Harvest Gin

A new Cornish distillery is set to launch its Harvest Gin next month (October). The 40% ABV tipple from Rosemullion Distillery uses foraged autumnal Cornish fruit with a dozen botanicals.

Made in 200-bottle batches in a copper still, the gin is flavoured with apple, plum, raspberry, blackberry and sloe with botanicals, including juniper, coriander, angelica root, liquorice and black pepper.



Anthracite IPA

St Austell Brewery has teamed up with Yeastie Boys to produce a limited-edition session black IPA, Anthracite.

The 4.3% ABV brew is ‘coal coloured’, featuring hops from around the world including New Zealand-sourced Moutere to provide tropical and tangerine flavours.


Trooper ale

Iron Maiden and Robinsons Brewery have created a limited-edition design for the 4.7% ABV Trooper beer.

Inspired by Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), Iron Maiden’s Eddie character will have a new appearance throughout October and November, in a bid to tap into the market for Halloween beers.

The limited-edition beer bottles will be available across the on and off-trade from now until the end of November.

Trooper Day of the Dead

Henstone whiskey

Henstone Distillery is gearing up to launch its first whiskey expression with bottles from the cask being available for general early release in 2021.

Shane Parr from Henstone said: “The ex-Bourbon casks are imparting great flavour but we want to ensure we retain the character of our spirit and all the effort that went into producing it.”

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