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Bathtub Gin launches limited-edition seasonal collection

By Rebecca Weller

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New products: this week's round-up features Bathtub Gin, Salcombe Brewery, BrewDog, Wildjac, St Austell Brewery and Greene King
New products: this week's round-up features Bathtub Gin, Salcombe Brewery, BrewDog, Wildjac, St Austell Brewery and Greene King

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This week's round-up features new products from Bathtub Gin, Salcombe Brewery, BrewDog, Wildjac, St Austell Brewery and Greene King.

Bathtub Gin releases Rose & Cardamom expression 

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Bathtub Gin has announced the release of its latest variant, Rose & Cardamom (43% ABV), the first launch in its seasonal limited-edition collection, which will see three products released throughout the year, each reflecting a flavour profile of the season at the time of issue

This new expression offers notes of juniper with candied lemons and Turkish delight on the nose with rose and cardamom flavours, reminiscent of falooda and kulfi, on the palate alongside a lingering rosewater and crisp juniper finish.

Bathtub Gin brand manager Hannah Burden-Teh said: “We are finding the modern drinker is looking for bold new flavours and to update their drinks repertoire with unique pairings when considering their next sip an ethos held close to the Bathtub Gin heart.

“This latest offering is a celebration of Spring: with a sweet floral bouquet and herbal warmth.”

“For the first in our limited-edition collection we wanted to create a distinctively rose-y gin that could then be elevated with cardamom, already one of the botanicals found in our cold compounding recipe and something that expertly bridges juniper and rose.”

To create the new serve, the award-winning brand takes its original cold compounded ‘double Infused’ recipe and adds natural steam-distilled rose petal water with the cardamom introduced from a made separately cold-compounded tincture, precisely controlling the concentration.

Bathtub Gin Rose & Cardamom is availble in 70cl bottle format now from Master of Malt Trade at RRP £36.95.

Serving suggestion:

Rose & Cardamom pink Negroni


  • 25ml Bathtub Gin Rose & Cadamom
  • 25ml Lillet Blanc
  • 25ml Campari
  • Pink grapefruit wedge


  • Fill a rocks glass with ice and pour over all ingredients
  • Stir for 15 seconds
  • Garnish with grapefruit wedge

Salcombe announces new spiced ale 

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Salcombe Brewery Co has expanded its portfolio with the release of new Saison Spiced Farmhouse Ale (5.5% ABV).

A farmhouse ale brewed with added peppercorns, coriander seed and orange peel, the new serve is a floral and spicy ale with notes of honey and citrus alongside a crisp, dry finish that pairs well with roast pheasant, duck or chicken.

Salcombe head brewer Sam Beaman said: “We are delighted to be launching the fourth and final ale in our new small batch range.

“Saison style ales originated in the farmhouses of Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium.

“Traditionally they are low alcohol, light bodied, and highly carbonated. We have created our Saison using a farmhouse yeast strain and have added a selection of spices to make it our own.

"The result is a highly drinkable, warming ale, perfect for the winter season.”

Salcombe Saison Spiced Farmhouse Ale is availble to the on-trade now in 9g casks direct from the brewery and will be available from late January at RRP £25 for 12x330ml cans.

BrewDog enters Stout category 


Independent Scottish brewer and operator BrewDog has released a new draught stout, Black Heart, to its headliner range.

Available to order for the on-trade now, Black Heart (4.1% ABV), is a dry-Irish style, smooth and creaming stout.

To support the launch, the brand has also developed a range of assets to accompany the new product launch, from font and tap handles to glassware, POS and staff t-shirts.

BrewDog​ head of customer marketing Alex Dullard said: “We believe drinking beer is about discovery and experimentation, with a mountain of different types and styles available.

“However, when it comes to stout, there really is only one choice available in most pubs and bars and has been for many years.

“As the experts in taste and quality, we have worked with our brewers to develop a classic draught stout, brewed in and for this century, that can be offered to those looking to try something new.”

Read more here​.

St Austell celebrates Six Nations return with limited-edition cask 

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South West brewer and pub company, St Austell Brewery, has celebrated the return of the Six Nations Championship with the launch of a rugby-themed cask beer, Conversion (4% abv).

Conversion is a robust and sessionable pale ale that strikes a moreish balance of malt and hops. The limited-edition beer is available now from select St Austell Brewery pubs, while stocks last.

St Austell brewing director Georgina Young said: “St Austell and rugby are a winning match, as we’ve sponsored the sport at both a grassroots and national level for many years.

“We’re excited to welcome the return of the Six Nations at our pubs, where the atmosphere is sure to be electric. What better way to watch the match than with a pint of Conversion."

Wildjac launches Apple Spiced Rum

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Eco-distillers Wildjac has introduced its Apple Spiced Rum (37.5% ABV).

The smooth Jamaican-aged rum is made with ripe English apples complimented by warming spices ginger, cinnamon, cardamon, pepper and a twist of citrus on the finish.

With sustainability at its heart, Wildjac’s spirits are hand-bottled using recycled glass bottles featuring recycled labels, FSC certified wood stoppers and biodegradable closures.

Stockists currently include multiple sites across the West-Midlands, including Orelle and Sommar bars, both in Birmingham.

Wildjac Apple Spiced Rum is available now in 70cl bottle format from selected wholesalers including Master of Malt at RRP £32.95.

Greene King announces limited-edition cask beers

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Pub operator and brewer Greene King is set to launch its limited-edition cask beers for February – Scrumdown and Opening Session.

The brews have a rugby theme and are due for release to coincide with the Six Nations rugby matches, which begin this weekend (4-5 February). They also give a nod to World War I history as part of its ‘Fresh Cask Release’ calendar for 2023.

Scrumdown, a 4.1% ABV amber ale, has previously been released as a seasonal special, however, this year, the pump clip has been redesigned.

Greene King said it is a “fresh, fragrant and easy drinking ale”, available through February and March for rugby fans.

Meanwhile, Opening Session, a 3.8% ABV pale ale with “subtle tropical fruit characters”, will make its debut, with the name for the inspired by the World War I legislation that limited pub openings to sessions for munition workers.

The two cask ales form part of the Fresh Cask Releases calendar, a portfolio of 18 limited-edition cask beers available at specific times throughout the year ahead, created by the brewing team at Greene King.

Read more here​.

If you have any new products 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 ​​​​Erorppn.jryyre@jeoz.pbz​​​​​​​​.

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