Spirits

New products: this week's round-up features new serves from Ridgeview, Devon Cove, and Adnams

NEW PRODUCT'S ROUND-UP

Ridgeview announces new sparkling red

By Rebecca Weller

This week's round-up features a new limited-edition serve from Ridgeview and a debut single malt series from Scapegrace Distillery alongside a unique new beer from Scotland.

Planning ahead: Next year's drinks trends unveiled (Getty/ The Good Brigade)

Drinks trends 2023 revealed

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Manzanillia, South African Straw wine and saline cocktail flavours are the top drinks trends for 2023, according to premium wine specialist Bibendum.

Mixing things up: Operators plan stock stock more low and no options in 2023 (Getty/ Instants)

4 in 5 bars to up no/low offering

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

More than four in five bars plan to increase their ranges of no and low alcohol drinks in 2023 to capitalise on consumers’ interest in healthier drinks, new research has revealed.

New products: this week's round-up features new serves from Diageo, Luscombe and Black Sheep Brewery

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

Diageo expands draught cocktail portfolio

By Rebecca Weller

This week's round-up features new products from Diageo, Luscombe and Salcombe Distilling Co., alongside a seasonal re-launch from Black Sheep Brewery, a collaborative new IPA and a unique whisky launch from Smokehead.

Drinks List 2023: Smirnoff Red most sold spirit in 2022 (Credit: Getty/pjohnson1)

drinks list 2023

Smirnoff Red most sold spirit of the year

By Rebecca Weller

Smirnoff Red, Captain Morgans Spiced and Jagermeister were the top three best-selling spirits in 2022, the Drinks List 2023 has revealed.

Shots shots shots: A strong year for the vodka division (Getty/ invizbk)

DRINKS LIST 2023

Smirnoff tops vodka category

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

There’s been little changes to the vodka category, which has seen hikes in value and volume sales across all products.

List revealed: the top 10 selling Tequila brands have been unveiled (image: Getty/pjohnson1)

Drinks list 2023

Jose Cuervo is UK’s top selling Tequila

By Nikkie Thatcher

There has been little change in the top Tequilas sold in the on-trade in the past year compared to the previous 12 months.

What are the best selling drinks brands of 2022

Drinks List 2023

The Drinks List – top brands to stock in 2023

By The Morning Advertiser

This year’s Drinks List has seen great strides forward in terms of volume and value sales versus last year because the on-trade has been operating on a much better basis than during the heavily restrictive phases of the pandemic.

New products: this week's features includes new serves from Camden Town Brewery, Haacht, Brewpoint and Aspall Cyder alongside a new brand launch from Pull the Pin

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

Camden Town announces limited-edition Pilsner

By Rebecca Weller

This week's round-up features new products from Camden Town Brewery, Haacht and Brewpoint alongside a festive re-release from Aspall Cyder and a new drinks brand launch.

New products round-up: this week's feature includes new offerings from Camden Town and Beavertown breweries

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

Camden and Beavertown release seasonal beers

By Rebecca Weller

This week's round-up features new products from Camden Town Brewery and Beavertown Brewery alongside two new hand-crafted gins and a new chai tea liqueur.

Closure notice: Oriole will shut after 31 December 2022

Top 50 Cocktail Bar to close

By Nikkie Thatcher

The founders of Top 50 Cocktail Bar Oriole have announced the venue will be closing after New Year’s Eve.

No respite in sight: food and drink inflation has risen by more than 10% for eight months in a row (credit: Getty/Muhammad Farhad)

Food and drink inflation rises to record-high 18.8%

By Gary Lloyd

Inflation in food and drink prices hit a record high of 18.8% in September 2022 – the eighth consecutive month of double-digit rises – according to the latest CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index.

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.

Encouraging sign: drinks sales exceed 2021 levels for fifth successive week but inflation holds trade down in real-terms (Credit: Getty/Caia Image)

Drinks sales top 2021 levels for fifth week in a row

By Rebecca Weller

Average drinks sales have topped last year’s levels for a fifth successive week, but inflation has continued to wipe out real-terms growth, the latest Drinks Recovery Tracker from CGA by NielsenIQ has revealed.

New products: this week's round-up features new serves from Stella, Jameson, Salcombe Brewery, BrewDog Distilling Co, Smirnoff and renowned chef Gordon Ramsay

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

Stella and Smirnoff announce new products

By Rebecca Weller

This week's round-up features new products from Smirnoff, Salcombe Brewery , Jameson and BrewDog Distilling Co. alongside a new on-trade launch from Stella and a new gin from a celebrity chef.

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.

Major blow: Chancellor reverses freeze on alcohol duty rates (UK Parliament 2022)

U-turn on alcohol duty freeze 'huge blow'

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The planned freeze on alcohol duty increases has been scrapped by the Chancellor this morning (17 October) in what is a “huge blow” for pubs.

Cautiously optimistic: drinks sales 3% ahead of 2021 in seven days to Saturday 8 October (Credit: Getty/Caia Image)

Drinks sales show 'cautious optimism'

By Rebecca Weller

On-trade drink sales have topped 2021 levels for a third successive week despite growing costs crisis and trading pressures, the latest CGA by NielsenIQ Drinks Recovery Tracker has revealed.

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

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

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.

Drinks sales 4% down compared with 2021: trade in managed venues dips as costs continue to increase (Credit: Getty/bogdankosanovic)

Drinks sales dip again as costs increase

By Rebecca Weller

Drinks sales in Britain’s managed pubs, bars, and restaurants were 4% down during the seven days to Saturday 10 September compared with the same week in 2021, the latest CGA by NielsenIQ’s Drinks Recovery Tracker has revealed.

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

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

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.

Event details: Low2NoBev 2022 will host a raft of products alongside insight

Why to attend Low2NoBev 2022

By The Morning Advertiser

Low and no-alcohol pioneers have outlined why Low2NoBev 2022 is a must attend event for the sector.

How to make a Caffe Corretto with Taylors of Harrogate

In association Taylors of Harrogate

Drink Deconstructed: Caffe Corretto

By Top 50 Boutique Hotels

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.

Dedicated to moderation: the Low2NoBev 2022 events runs from 26-28 September

Free event pass to help improve low and no sales

By The Morning Advertiser

Low2NoBev – the only dedicated trade show for the low and no-alcohol drinks sector – returns to Olympia London this month (26-28 September) with visitors urged to register for their free entry badge now.

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: this week's round up features new serves from NICE wine and Edinburgh Gin

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

NICE wine now available on tap

By Rebecca Weller

This week's round-up features wine on tap and new RTD serves from Edinburgh Gin while Three Wrens enters the rum category.

New products: Camden relaunches Strawberry Hells Forever

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

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.