BrewDog Distilling Co announces new vodka

By Rebecca Weller

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New products: BrewDog, Black Sheep Brewery, Adnams and Purity Brewing all feature in this weeks round up
New products: BrewDog, Black Sheep Brewery, Adnams and Purity Brewing all feature in this weeks round up

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This week's round-up features a fruity new vodka from BrewDog Distilling Co as well as Black Sheep Brewery's latest release as part of its 2022 Seasonal Cask Range and new products from Adnams, Hattingley Valley Wines alongside a new collaborative serve from Napton Cidery and Purity Brewing.

BrewDog launches new vodka

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BrewDog Distilling Co has announced the release of its latest vodka expression, Seven Day Watermelon and Strawberry Vodka (40% ABV).

Made in Scotland’s first carbon negative distillery and limited to 1,500 bottles, the latest edition to the brand’s portfolio is available now direct from the BrewDog webshop at RRP £20 for a 70cl bottle and from all UK BrewDog bars.

Distilled using Brewdog’s triple bubble distillation for four days, the liquid is then infused with watermelon and British strawberries, offering notes of wild berries, cucumber and a touch of strawberry ice cream.

BrewDog Distilling Co director Steven Kersley said: “We take our original Seven Day Vodka, with its subtle notes of icing sugar and vanilla and infuse it with ripe fruit, to create a vodka that pairs perfectly with the sun, ideal in simple serves, to allow the spirit to speak for itself."

Adnam's adds new blush cider to Wild Wave range    

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Award-winning Suffolk-based brewery, Adnams, has expanded its Wild Wave portfolio with the launch of its Blush English Cider (4% ABV).

A lively and aromatic English cider with a pink hue, the new addition has been made from a variety of English apples, harvested from Worcestershire and Herefordshire, blended with British rose extract to offer a balance of fruit and floral flavours.

Following pressing, the serve is left to mature to allow deeper characteristics to develop, best paired with chicken or fish dishes.

Adnams production director Fergus Fitzgerald said: “We wanted to bring something new to the Wild Wave family and tried lots of different options.

“We were drawn to the natural marriage of fruit and floral flavours. Wild Wave Blush still tastes like cider, but the subtle botanical infusion of rose gives a refreshing balance to its profile.”

Wild Wave Blush English Cider is available now form the Adnams webshop at RRP £19.99 for 12x330ml cans.

Unltd announces alcohol-free IPA

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Unltd has announced the latest addition to its range, a sustainably brewed, non-alcoholic, low calorie, vegan and gluten free IPA, packed with vitamins such as B12.

Offering all the flavour of full-strength IPA with aromas of citrus and tropical fruits and malty notes, Unltd’s Alcohol-Free IPA (0.5%) is the lowest calorie beer in the UK, according to the brand, as well as being low carb and an isotonic drink.

Unltd Alcohol Free IPA is available now direct from the brands website in cases of 12x330ml bottles at RRP £25.

Hattingley Valley releases new Rosé edition 

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Hattingley Valley Wine’s Rosé 2019 (12% ABV) has been announced as the latest serve to join the brands boutique sparkling wine, offering notes of strawberries, raspberries, and pomegranate on the nose with pink grapefruit balance by a touch of sweet marshmallow on the palate and a creamy finish.

Made in the traditional method, the new variant is built from a blend of hand-picked Pinot Noir (58%) and Pinot Meunier (38%) grapes, partially fermented in old Burgundy barrels, before being barrel aged for seven months with Pinot Précoce then added to enhance the colour, body, and flavour, before the wine undergoes secondary fermentation in a bottle, ageing on its lees for 24 months.

Rosé 2019 is available now direct from Hattingley Valley at RRP £38.

Black Sheep Brewery launches latest seasonal cask beer

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Black Sheep Brewery has announced the launch of Islander (4.5% ABV), the seventh beer in the brands 2022 seasonal cask range, available to the on-trade in cask and bottle formats for a limited time from August.

Combining the brewery’s Yorkshire brewing techniques, Islander pale ale offers notes of grapefruit, mango, and gooseberry with a dry finish, brewed with Nelson Sauvin™, Galaxy, Taiheke and Rakau hops.

Black Sheep Brewery head of sales and marketing Jonny Kirkham said: “Our latest cask beer captures a taste that will be new to Black Sheep beer lovers.

“Cask beer fans need to try this one, as it’s the first time we’ve delved into brewing with Pacific hops and is certain to deliver ultimate refreshment and flavour.

“We hope this seasonal range will prove that there is a cask beer for everyone -whether it’s one of our citrus pale ales, a chocolate porter or a bold IPA.”

AKER English Rosé Aperitif’s debut product launch 


Aker has debuted its low-alcohol English Rosé Aperitif (0.9 units per serve), celebrating English produce and in collaboration with wine producer, Chapel Down, and spirits distiller, Capreolus Distillery.

Made using Pinot Noir from one of the Chapel Down’s vineyards in the heart of Kent and wild fermented eau de vie made with raspberries fresh from the Cotswolds, AKER prides itself on bringing out the true character of its finest English ingredients. 

AKER founder Ian Bayliss said: “England has an incredible history of craftsmanship and talent and we want to celebrate that through the fantastic produce we have right on our doorstep.

“The majority of food and drink we buy is shipped in from all corners of the globe, and we want to challenge that by partnering with two English producers who are the best at what they do, using fresh ingredients that are locally produced for maximum flavour.”

To create the new serve, an infusion of blossoms, roots and spices are balanced with wormwood before, lastly, distilled Chapel Down Chardonnay grape skin distillate is added to enhance the flavour even further, designed for a longer, lighter drinking experience.

Capreolus Distillery founder Barney Wilczak said: “AKER is such an exciting project; the creation of a vermouth that elegantly connects us to the essence of the British countryside is something so incredibly special.”

AKER English Rosé Aperitif is available in 70cl bottles at RRP £35.25 from the Whisky Exchange now, with the brand expected to release more expressions over the coming months.

Serving suggestion:

  • 60ml AKER English Rosé
  • Splash of tonic or soda
  • Garnish with a strawberry and sprig of mint
  • Serve in a wine glass, filled with ice

Warwickshire brands collaborate to produce new cider 


Award-winning South Warwickshire drinks brands, Napton Cidery and Purity Brewing, have announced the launch of a new collaborative medium-dry serve, Pure Cider (4.6% ABV), available now in 330ml cans and 50-litre kegs.

Best paired with pork dishes, Pure Cider offers a mellow flavour with a slight tart finish, allowed to mature for between three and four months while locally sourced mineral water is used in the fermentation process to create a clean, crisp, and easy drinking cider.

Napton Cidery co-owner Jolyon Olivier said: “It’s great to have the opportunity to work with Purity in this way.

“We’re both Warwickshire based and share the same values about the environment, which is at the forefront of everything we do.

“I feel honoured as well to have my face on the Pure cider cans, it's a great feeling. We are very much looking forward to a long-lasting partnership.”

Stoli Group adds Tulchan Gin to its portfolio 

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A new super-premium gin from Scotland, Tulchan Gin, a small batch gin distilled in Speyside, is available now from Master of Malt at RRP £36.99 for a 70cl bottle.

Created on one of the most prestigious estates in Scotland, Tulchan Gin is inspired by its natural surroundings with botanicals including sloe berries, elderflower and blackberry leaves which are found on Tulchan Estate

However, the gin, which is part of the Stoli Group portfolio and distributed in the UK by Indie Brands, also benefits from a bitter edge with a long finish thanks to asparagus.

On the nose, Tulchan Gin offers floral and juniper notes alongside citrus, cardamom, liquorice and coriander tastes with kumquat and lemon cured tones to finish.

Stoli Group global brand lead gin Kara Anderson said: “We are delighted to launch our first gin expression from Tulchan Estate to trade and consumers.

“Being distilled in Speyside, in the heart of whisky country, we are looking forward to introducing Tulchan Gin to whisky drinkers as well as gin lovers throughout the world.”

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