Soft & Hot Drinks

Emerald smiles

Emerald smiles

Ben McFarland looks at how to make St Patrick's Day festivities go with a bang.You've got to feel a little sorry for the other saints at this time of...

Continental Copa

Continental Copa

Greene King pub Copa has taken the controversial step of destocking cask ale and replacing it with continental-style niche beers, reports Ben...

The special branch

The special branch

The label 'speciality spirits and liqueurs' groups together a diverse range of drinks that don't quite fit in elsewhere. Ben McFarland reports.If the...

The bourbon cowboys

The bourbon cowboys

With American whiskeys out-performing the home-grown market in terms of growth, Ben McFarland says its time to look across the Pond.Having run the...

The drambusters

The drambusters

Despite scotch whisky being the UK's native spirit, malts and blends are underused by pubs. Ben McFarland suggests how this can be changed.Scotch...

Abbey Well launch

Abbey Well launch

Abbey Well has launched a new 750ml wine-shaped glass bottle for its mineral water to give it an up-market look. The company said the elegant design...