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Dead Man’s Fingers branches into Tequila, new flavours from Gordon’s and Rekorderlig

By Rebecca Weller contact

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Something for your pub? A variety of new products feature this week including rum, Tequila, whisky, cider, ale and ice tea
Something for your pub? A variety of new products feature this week including rum, Tequila, whisky, cider, ale and ice tea

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Gordon’s, Rekorderlig and Dead Man’s Fingers unveil new drinks, plus launches of UK's first Tequila ice tea and beers from Otter and Salcombe breweries.

Gordon’s Tropical Passionfruit Distilled Gin

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Gordon’s Gin has added a new variant to its portfolio of flavoured gins.

Blending classic juniper notes with passionfruit and a hint of vanilla, Gordon’s Tropical Passionfruit (37.5% ABV), was launched in Morrisons and Asda on Tuesday 15 March and will be available for the on-trade from early April in 70cl bottles, RRP £16.50, or price-marked packs.

Serving Suggestion:

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Gordon’s Tropical Passionfruit Distilled Gin (1.8 units)
  • 150ml chilled Tonic Water
  • ½ a fresh passionfruit to garnish

Method:

  • Fill a Copa glass with fresh ice cubes
  • Pour 50ml Gordon’s Tropical Passionfruit Distilled Gin over ice and top with 150ml tonic water
  • Garnish with half a passionfruit, then serve

Dead Man’s Fingers Tequila

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Dead Man’s Fingers has expanded its range with the launch of Tequila Reposado (40% ABV).

The move sees Dead Man’s Fingers enter the Tequila category for the first time, along with a quality Reposado liquid which has been aged in Bourbon barrels to create rounded notes of vanilla and honey.

Dead Man’s Fingers Tequila Reposado is available via Booker and Tesco now at RRP £22. 

Serving suggestions:
Enjoy neat or for a twist on a Paloma mix our Tequila Reposado together with lemonade over ice and garnish with a grapefruit wedge.

Dead Man’s Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Dead Man’s Fingers Tequila Reposado
  • 20ml Agave syrup
  • 25ml Lime juice

Method:

  • Cover glass rim with lime juice and tip onto a plate of salt and chilli flakes, twisting it to cover rim
  • Shake all ingredients vigorously over cubed ice 
  • Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a lime wedge 

Dead Man’s Sunrise

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Dead Man’s Fingers Tequila Reposado
  • 25ml Triple Sec liqueur
  • 100ml Orange juice
  • 20ml Grenadine

Method:

  • Add all ingredients, except the grenadine, to a skull or highball glass and stir
  • Float grenadine on top using the back of a spoon and garnish with an orange slice and cherries on a skewer 

Devon Rum Co. Premium Golden Rum

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Award-winning artisan rum brand Devon Rum Co has launched a new Premium Golden Rum (40% ABV), hand-crafted in Devon and combining a blend of Caribbean rums from Jamaica and Guyana with crisp Devonian spring water.

Offering notes of rich caramel, smoky oak, tobacco, and ripe banana, before finishing with smooth tastes of butterscotch, toasted oak, and fresh citrus zest, the premium rum offering balances a bold tropical character with a super smooth finish.

In line with the brand’s existing Premium and Honey Spiced Rums, this new addition continues to focus on environmental responsibility too, thanks to its screen-printed bottles and 100% plastic free packaging.

Devon Rum Co. Premium Golden Rum is available online and in stores such as Master of Malt Trade, Enotria & Coe, Tolchards, Cater Food now with at RRP £38.95.

Salcombe Brewery Belgica

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Salcombe Brewery has released a new pale ale, Belgica (5% ABV), the first of a range of small batch to be released this year.

A light amber ale with a smooth malt base, gentle hop characters with a nutty aroma and hints of pear drop and banana, Salcombe recommends Belgica as the perfect accompaniment to roast lamb.  

Salcombe head brewer Sam Beaman said: “We are very excited to be launching the first of our new small batch beer range.

“This novel collection is a fantastic opportunity for us to combine our creativity and expertise to deliver some stunning new beers to complement our award-winning ales.

“We are only planning to brew around 3,000 litres of each of these new beers so fans will need to make sure they act fast to experience these limited-edition ales.”

Belgica will be available on tap in pubs from 21st March and from 28th March in 330ml cans (12 x 330ml cans RRP £25) from retail outlets, including the breweries shop and online for nationwide delivery.

Zymurgorium Manquila Liqueur

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Manchester-based distillery, Zymurgorium Group, has announced its first new launch of 2022, Manquila.

A strawberry cream liqueur with agave spirit from Jalisco, Mexico, Manquila, is best served as a shot, over ice or in a creamy cocktail and is the first of a series of new products from the distillery who launched the world’s first Parma Violet gin liqueur and Ruby Chocolate Rum.

The news serve will be available in JD Wetherspoon sites across the UK and online from 1 April. 

Zymurgorium managing director Aaron Darke said: “Manquila will be a luxurious, fruity, creamy serve that we think will deliver the best flavour and texture of any agave cream liqueur on the market right now.

“It is brilliant to be able to put this product straight into a mega listing such as Wetherspoon.  It doesn’t stop here though, as people know, we are never one to stop once we are started, so we have big plans for more flavours very soon.”

Rekorderlig Blood Orange Cider

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Premium Swedish Cider brand Rekorderlig has added Blood Orange Cider to its line-up.

Rekorderlig Blood Orange Cider (4% ABV) will be available for the on-trade this month in 500ml bottles and is currently available at selected Whitbread sites, Amazon, and Molson Coors’ direct-to-consumer platform, Revl, at £6 for 3 x 500ml bottles.

The new flavour blends cider with juicy blood oranges and pure Swedish spring water to create a refreshing beverage that aims to appeal to traditional cider drinkers and attract more consumers to the category as we approach the warmer weather.

Rekorderlig Blood Orange Cider joins the brand’s line-up of existing flavours such as Rekorderlig Pink-Lemon and Rekorderlig Watermelon-Citrus and, like the rest of the range, the new offering is gluten-free and vegan.

Kirker Shamrock Whiskey

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Kirker has announced the launch of its Shamrock Whiskey (43% ABV).

The whiskey is Ireland's first 4 province blend, consisting of 6 different whiskeys, curated from 4 different distilleries across the 4 provinces of Ireland: Leinster, Ulster, Munster, and Connacht.

Kirker Shamrock Whiskey uses single grain, single malt, and single pot still whiskeys in a single blend, all of which play their part, enlivened by first fill ex-bourbon and rich oloroso sherry casks.

The end result is a distinctive flavour profile due to the unique collaboration of liquid and a generous blend of 60% grain to 40% malt/pot still split. 

Kirker Shamrock is distributed by Kirker Greer Spirits for RRP £32.

Serving suggestion:

Ginger Kirker:
  • Add 50ml of Kirker Shamrock to a tall glass filled with ice
  • Top up with ginger ale and a squeeze of lime
  • Drop in a wedge of lime and serve
Kirker Sour:
  • Add 50ml of Kirker Shamrock, 15ml sugar syrup, 25ml fresh lime juice, an egg white and 2 dashes Angustura Bitters to a shaker 
  • Dry shake
  • Shake with ice
  • Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice
  • Garnish with a wedge of lemon to serve

Otter Hawthorn Pale Ale

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Otter Brewery has launched its first pure English hopped beer, Hawthorn Pale Ale (4% ABV).

Otter Brewery managing director Patrick McCaig said: “The English hop (Ernest) bitterness prevails, making this a traditional taste with a modern hint of fruit to soften the palate.

“Hawthorn Pale Ale has a spring zest with apricot on the nose and brass in colour.”

Sales of Hawthorn will also support the Devon Wildlife Trust’s Saving Devon’s Treescape project and Otter’s Pints Mean Trees campaign, which sees Otter plant a variety of trees, including Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Rowan, Crab Apple, Hazel, and Wild Cherry trees, for every brewer’s barrel they sell in 2022.

Licensees can also apply to have their venue designated as a Free Tree Hub as part of the Pints Mean Trees initiative.

Hawthorn Pale Ale is available to all Otter’s direct customers now and will be stocked in selected Punch Taverns throughout March and April as well as featuring in Wetherspoons’ Spring Ale Festival at a cost of £3.50 at the bar.

Riddles Tequila Ice Tea

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Riddles has launched the UK’s first Tequila Ice Tea (5% ABV).

Created by chemist Charlie Odunukwe, Riddles aims to appeal to those looking for an alcoholic beverage with a healthier option in mind.

The ice tea with a twist is made from premium Tequila and natural ingredients such as handpicked Moringa tea leaves and Agave as well as being gluten free, vegan and just 99 calories per serving with no added preservatives or artificial colours.

Riddles Ice Tea is available in 250ml cans direct from Riddles or via the Spice Upp website, ranging in price from £10-£27.99 for packs of four, six or 12 cans.

If you have any new products that are being released to the on-trade, email the details with high resolution images before Thursday at midday for potential inclusion on Friday’s article to rebecca.weller@wrbm.com​​​​​​​​​​​​. 

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