Spirits & Cocktails

New products: this week's round-up includes new serves from Kopparberg, Dead Man's Fingers, Innis & Gunn, and Black Sheep Brewery

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

Dead Man's Fingers releases two new serves

By Rebecca Weller

This week's round-up features new products from Dead Man's Fingers, Kopparberg, Innis & Gunn, and Black Sheep Brewery.

New products: this weeks round-up features new offerings from Sipsmith, Whitley Neill, Seven Brothers, Theakston's and Starward

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

Sipsmith launches fifth limited-edition serve

By Rebecca Weller

This week's round-up features new gins from Sipsmith and Whitley Neill alongside new serves from Theakston's, Seven Brothers and Starward.

Rising up: more consumers are drinking cocktails in the on-trade across Europe, according to a new report (image: Getty/Debby Lewis-Harrison)

Number of cocktail drinkers on the rise

By Nikkie Thatcher

The level of consumers who typically drink cocktails in the on-trade increased by 11 percentage points in 2022 against 2021, new research has found.

New products: this week's round up features new serves from Silent Pool, Signature Brew and Fever Tree.

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

Silent Pool announces new vodka

By Rebecca Weller

This week's round-up features new products from Silent Pool, Liberation Group and Signature Brew with an old favourite from Fever Tree back by popular demand.

New products: this week's round up features new offerings from Lyre's, the Spirit of One, Bosca, and Colwith Farm Distillery Spirits

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Lyre's new serve to launch at Low2NoBev

By Rebecca Weller

This week's new products round-up features new serves from Lyre's, the Spirit of One, Bosca, and Colwith Farm Distillery Spirits.

New products: this week's round-up features new serves from Grey Goose, Monkey Shoulder and Cîroc

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Cîroc launches limited edition flavour

By Rebecca Weller

It's a spirits and cocktails heavy offering for this week's round-up with new serves from Cîroc, Monkey Shoulder and Grey Goose alongside a new twist on a classic cocktail to embrace the recent Autumnal weather.

How to make a Caffe Corretto with Taylors of Harrogate

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Drink Deconstructed: Caffe Corretto

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Anas El Bahhaj from The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell, north London creates a Caffe Corretto with Taylors of Harrogate coffee bags.

It's party time: Nigel Farage holding Brexit-inspired gin

Nigel Farage reveals top 5 Brexit gin party guests

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Queen, Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher were among the top five historical guests Nigel Farage would invite to a party celebrating his new Brexit-themed gin, the former UKIP leader told The Morning Advertiser.

Raise a glass: Botanical brewery names the world's most popular cocktails (Getty/ nonmim)

Pornstar Martini crowned UK’s fav cocktail

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Pornstar Martini has bagged the title of the UK’s favourite cocktail, with the Margarita named the top cocktail in the world, according to new research by botanical brewery Fentimans.

New be-gin-ings: Farage takes to the drinks business with 'Brexit-flavoured' tipple (Getty/ nirian)

Nigel Farage launches Brexit-themed gin range

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Brexiteer Nigel Farage has launched his own brand of Brexit-inspired gin, made with “patriotic flavours”, and produced by a distillery in Cornwall.

New products round-up: Jack Daniel's announces two new whiskey's

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

Jack Daniel's launches two new serves

By Rebecca Weller

This week's round up features two new whiskey's from Jack Daniel's alongside new offerings from Nothern Monk and MONIN with product re-launches from Black Sheep and Shepherd Neame.

Wellness, simplicity and excitement: DUSK chief executive shares Gen Z drinking trends (Getty/ Hollie Fernando)

Gen Z want TikTok, Tequila and no hangover

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The co-founder of bar exploration app DUSK has offered fresh insight into Generation Z drinking trends, after research revealed those aged 16 to 24 to be driving hospitality’s attempted recovery from the pandemic.

New products: Camden relaunches Strawberry Hells Forever

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Camden relaunches Strawberry Hells Forever

By Rebecca Weller

This week's round up includes a fruity re-launch from Camden Town Brewery, two new whisky's, new tea powder from Bird & Blend Tea Co, and three new serves from Liberation Cocktails.

New products: this weeks round-up features new serves from BrewDog Distillery, Curious Brewery, Silent Pool, and Camden Brewery

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

BrewDog and Candy Kittens new vodka

By Rebecca Weller

This week's round-up sees Silent Pool enter the whiskey category alongside new serves from Curious Brewery, BrewDog Distilling Co and Camden Brewery.

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Let spirits and wine do the work for you

By Gary Lloyd

Spirits and wine sales at pubs are making a massive comeback – so you could be missing a trick if you don’t make sure your offer includes these favourites.

Fast-growing popularity: rum sales top £1bn and overtake whisky  (Credit: Getty/MarioGuti)

UK rum sales top £1bn

By Rebecca Weller

Rum sales in the UK topped £1bn over the past 12 months, making up 13% of the whole spirits category, data from CGA by NielsenIQ has revealed.

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

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

BrewDog Distilling Co announces new vodka

By Rebecca Weller

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...

Undue emphasis: Independent Complaints Panel found Dead Man's Fingers did not breach any codes

Complaint against Dead Man's Fingers not upheld

By Rebecca Weller

A complaint by a member of the public against Dead Man’s Fingers (DMF) Super Spiced Rum and Dead Man’s Fingers Tequila Reposado was not upheld by the alcohol industry’s Independent Complaints Panel (ICP).

CGA Drinks Recovery Tracker: average sales down 1% vs 2019 in the seven days to Saturday 9 July (Credit: Getty/william87)

Drinks sales down 1% vs 2019

By Rebecca Weller

Average sales by in Britain’s managed pubs, bars, and restaurants in the seven days to Saturday 9 July were 1% down on the same week in 2019, the latest CGA Drinks Recovery Tracker has shown.

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FEATURE: Make spirits and wine work for you

By Gary Lloyd

You’ve got your lovely range of craft beers, scrumptious cask ales and ever-popular mainstream pints and cracking ciders on the bar but something’s missing… sort out your spirits and wines and you’ve pretty much got it perfect.

CGA Drinks Recovery Tracker: sales 3% down compared with 2019 in week to 2 July (Credit: Getty/AleksandarNakic)

Drink sales down 3% vs 2019

By Rebecca Weller

Average sales by value in Britain’s managed venues in the seven days to Saturday (2 July) were 3% down on the same week in 2019, according to the latest CGA Drinks Recovery Tracker.

New products: Smirnoff, Greenall's and Beavertown feature in this weeks round up

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND UP

New serves from Smirnoff and Greenall's

By Rebecca Weller

Smirnoff launches a new berry flavoured serve and Greenall's gin goes tropical as well as new products from Beavertown, Burleighs, Brighton Gin, Mr Black Rum and Terlingham Vineyards in this weeks round up.

Funkin Cocktails shows cocktail opportunities for on-trade operators

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Capitalise on cocktails to increase margins

By Funkin Cocktails marketing director Ben Anderson

Funkin Cocktails’ marketing director Ben Anderson looks at CGA’s newly released mixed drinks report and considers the opportunities for on-trade venues.

Do consumers still love gin?

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Sparks are still flying in our love affair with gin

By Kate Blake, senior category strategy manager, Diageo

Brits have had a long love affair with gin, which we believe could be due to the versatility of the liquid as well as its increasingly accessible flavour profiles.

New products round-up: Kopparberg and Black Sheep Brewery release new serves

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

Kopparberg announces new serve with twist

By Rebecca Weller

This weeks new products round up is led by Kopparberg, offering a fruity new serve with a twist, alongside new products from Black Sheep Brewery, Urchin Spirits, Eight Lands and Burleighs.

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Can pubs shake up the cocktail market?

By Ed Bedington

The Lock In team look to shake things up when it comes to cocktails, and take a look at how pubs and bars can up their game when it comes to tapping into the growing cocktail sector.

Sales of rum in the on trade see 1.7% growth: UK rum market now third largest in the world (Credit: Getty/andresr)

UK rum market is now third largest in the world

By Rebecca Weller

The UK rum market saw gains of 1.7% in the on trade to January 2022 when compared with 2019 and has become the third largest rum market in the world, according to a recent report by the Campari Group UK.

Molson Coors supports hospitality category

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Beer & beyond: Why Molson Coors is finding new ways to support its customers

By Martyn Cozens, UK on-trade director at Molson Coors

It’s been a testing couple of years for the hospitality sector and, as we emerge from the pandemic and face other economic challenges, there’s never been a more important time for pubs and their suppliers to support each other.

A good week for gin enthusiasts: Bombay Sapphire, Whitley Neill and Edinburgh Gin all release new variants in this weeks new products round up

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND UP

Bombay Sapphire and Whitley Neill announce new gins

By Rebecca Weller

A good week for gin enthusiasts as this weeks round up features four new flavours from Bombay Sapphire, Whitley Neill and Edinburgh Gin while Northern Monk expands into the soft drinks category and other new products from Thatchers Cider, Hardys, Salford...

A week of ups and downs: average drinks sales hovered just below pre-pandemic sales in the week to 2 April (Credit: Getty/Henrik Sorensen)

Drinks sales down 2% in the week to 2 April

By Rebecca Weller

Average drinks sales by value in Britain’s managed pubs, bars and restaurants were 2% down in the seven days to Saturday 2 April when compared with the same week in 2019, the latest CGA Drinks Recovery Tracker has shown.

Bottling the magic of the sea: Hendrick's new gin is inspired by the coastal walks and sound of the waves in Scotland

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Hendrick's and Greenall's launch new gins

By Rebecca Weller

The drinks sector has been gearing up for summer this week with a new coastal-themed gin from Hendrick's and a new fruity offering from Greenall's launched alongside new products from Sheperd Neame, Galipette, Chandon, San Pellegrino, Coastal...

Punishing losses: Gin sales in the UK decreased from £2.7bn in 2019 to £1.9bn in 2020 (Credit: Getty/FluxFactory)

Gin sales see nearly £1bn decline

By Rebecca Weller

Gin sales in the UK dropped by almost £1bn in value, decreasing from £2.7bn in 2019 to £1.9bn in 2020 following various lockdowns and pub closures, according to figures from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).

Something for your pub? Gins, a rum and beer launches make up this week’s round-up

New products round-up

BrewDog and Whitley Neill roll out new gins

By Gary Lloyd

Spirits from BrewDog, Whitley Neill and One-Eyed Rebel and beers from Lakedown, Bellfield and Vocation make up the latest new product launches this week.

Opening plans: Nightcap CEO Sarah Willingham (credit: Nicky Johnston)

The Cocktail Club Cardiff opening in May

By Gary Lloyd

Nightcap, the owner of The Cocktail Club, the Adventure Bar Group and the Barrio Familia group of bars, is set to open a The Cocktail Club site in Cardiff in early May.

Has gin fallen out of favour with consumers?

Has the gin bubble burst?

By Ed Bedington

After what has seemed like a never-ending boom, it looks like the rapacious consumer demand for gin appears to be tailing off.

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