Spirits

New products round up: this week's list features new serves from Beavertown, Anspach & Hobday and Tempus Two

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

Pasqua wine estate launches two organic wines

By Rebecca Weller

This week's round-up features two new organic wines from Pasqua wine estate alongside new products from Beavertown, Anspach & Hobday, Tempus Two and Gyre & Gimble.

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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).

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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.

New products round up: Black Sheep Brewery launches new cider and Freixenet Copestick expands its wine portfolio

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

Black Sheep Brewery launches new cider

By Rebecca Weller

This week's round-up features new products from Black Sheep Brewery and Spirit of Manchester Distillery as well as a tongue in cheek nod to outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson while Freixenet Copestick expands its wine portfolio.

New products round up: this week features new serves from London Essence and Freixenet Copestick alongside three new cask ales

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND UP

London Essence launches new mixer

By Rebecca Weller

This weeks new products round up includes new serves from London Essence and Freixenet Copestick as well as three new cask ales from Salcombe Brewery, Bruha and Hogs back.

Rebranding: KBE COO Shaun Goode (pictured) has big plans for the drinks distribution company

Consumers 'drinking less but better' says KBE COO

By Rebecca Weller

Distribution business KBE Drinks has set out a five-year strategy to bring its premium brands, such as Kingfisher and Yeastie Boys, into the forefront of the on trade as consumers desire for premiumisation continues to grow, according to the company’s...

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.

Day part eating up: pubs have captured 13.9% of the eating-out market in the most recent 12-week period (credit: Getty/Henrik Sorensen)

Increase in spend and numbers eating dinner at pubs

By Gary Lloyd

The number of people eating dinner at pubs has risen and their average spend during this day part has increased by 10%, according to data from Lumina Intelligence’s Eating & Drinking Out Panel.

New products round up: Theakston, Beavertown and Black Sheep Brewery announce new serves

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND UP

Theakston, Beavertown and Black Sheep Brewery announce new serves

By Rebecca Weller

This weeks new products round up features Theakston's first cider offering in 30 years alongside new serves from Beavertown, Black Sheep Brewery, Spirit of Manchester Distillery and a new RTD cocktail from America ready to take the UK by storm.

Jubilee of two halves: pub sales up over Jubilee but street parties dent trade over weekend (Credit: Getty/nicolamargaret)

Jubilee weekend 'not the major boost' trade expected

By Rebecca Weller

The Jubilee bank holiday saw a lift in food and drink sales for Britain’s pubs, bars, and restaurants, however street parties dented trading over the weekend, according to CGA by NielsenIQ’s latest trading data.

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.

New products round up: Camden and Joseph Holt breweries announce Jubilee beers

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND UP

New products from Camden Brewery and Ciroc

By Rebecca Weller

Camden and Joseph Holt breweries announce limited edition Jubilee beers alongside new products from Ciroc and Bullards plus a celebrity appearance.

CGA Drinks Recovery Tracker: drink sales in managed pubs, bars, and restaurants up 1% in the seven days to Saturday 14 May (Credit: Getty/Henrik Sorensen)

Drinks sales in growth for fourth week in a row

By Rebecca Weller

Average sales by value in managed pubs, bars, and restaurants were up 1% in the seven days to Saturday 14 May compared to the same week three years ago, the latest CGA Drinks Recovery Tracker has revealed.

New opening: Tin of Sardines to launch Sunderland venue

Tin of Sardines to open third site

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Tin of Sardines, which made headlines when it opened the world’s smallest gin bar in Durham, is set to open a third site, on Sunderland’s sea front, with a landscaped outdoor terrace hanging over the Roker Pier.

Low and no alcohol feature from beer to cider to spirits to wine

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FEATURE: Why low and no alcohol is not a compromise

By Michelle Perrett

The summer is coming with outside drinking and eating set to drive customers into the pub. And while many will reach for their usual tipple in the summer months some people for whatever reason will be looking at not drinking or reducing their alcohol...

New products: this weeks round up features products from Sandford's, La Chouffe, Belvoir, Howler Head and Portobello Road Distillery

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

Sandford's announces Jubilee cider & La Chouffe turns 40

By Rebecca Weller

Sandford Orchards release a new serve for the upcoming Jubilee as well as new products from Belvoir, La Chouffe, Howler Head and Portobello Road Distillery in this weeks round up.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 42

The Lock In Podcast

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.

New products round up: new beers from Black Sheep Brewery, Beers Without Beards, Signature Brew and Hackney Brewery

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND UP

New beers from Black Sheep and Hackney breweries

By Rebecca Weller

Included in this weeks new products round up are four new beers from Black Sheep Brewery, Beers Without Beards, Signature Brew and Hackney Brewery as well as new offerings from Atopia, Mouton Cadet, Buzzed and Amaro Santoni.

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...

New products round up: Greene King, Beavertown, Young's, Peroni and Match Day Brewery announce new beers

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

Greene King, Beavertown & Peroni launch new beers

By Rebecca Weller

Large operator Greene King has launched 4 new products while Beavertown, Peroni, Kraken, Henry Westons, Bathtub Gin and Fever-Tree all expand their portfolios in this weeks new products round up.

Advice given: Molson Coors on-trade category controller Mark Bentley outlines the need for a good and varied drinks offer (image: Getty/GoodLifeStudio)

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Whatever changes, the perfect range will always be a balancing act

By Mark Bentley, on-trade controller at Molson Coors

Mark Bentley, on-trade category controller at Molson Coors, reflected on how the hospitality sector is bouncing back after the challenges of the pandemic, and what outlets can do to anticipate behavioural change from customers.

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.