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The Gin Guide Finalists Announced

THE GIN GUIDE AWARDS 2019 - FINALISTS Following an intensive period of tasting and judging by 10 expert judges, The Gin Guide Awards 2019 list of finalists has been announced.  We are delighted that Manly Spirits Australian Dry Gin received high enough scores across...

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Lixir named ‘Top New Product to Try’

Our tonic brand Lixir Tonic was included in the influential speciality drinks website The Drinks Business’ ‘Top New Products: February 2019’ with background to how Lixir became a business and information on the full range. Lixir was the only tonic water included in...

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Manly Spirits Arrive in the UK

Last week, just in time for Australia Day 2019 Boutique Bar Brands announced the launch of Manly Spirits in the UK with an evening of spirits tastings, cocktails and a giant inflatable Clown Fish! After many months of planning and patiently waiting for bottles to make...

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Avuá Cachaça Tiki by the Sea launch

  Cocktail Bartenders! Here's your chance to win a trip to Rome and celebrate all things Tiki. Tiki By the Sea is a three-day bartender focused educational and cultural experience which will be based in a private seaside villa outside of Rome, running from...

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Dingle ‘Gin of the Month’ at Graphic

  Dingle Gin will be Gin of the month at Graphic Bar Graphic Bar, one of London's most famous gin bars located in the heart of Soho, has chosen Dingle Original Gin to be its April Gin of the Month. Graphic has one of the finest collections of gin in the world...

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St. Patrick’s Day 2017

This St. Patricks Day was a huge success for Porterhouse Brewing and Dingle Distillery. We here at BBB would like to say a huge thank you to everyone we worked with to bring the best of Irish craft beers and Spirits to the masses.     Dingle Gin proved to be...

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The year that was 2016

We know that many of you will have spent much of the festive season entertaining customers or indeed family and friends, in what can be a frenetic season for all of us in the drinks and hospitality trade. Nevertheless. the team at Boutique Bar Brands hope you had a...

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TOP 10 New Products: December 2016

A New Year's list we can all get behind... Our latest brand, Freya birch spirit from Pure Wild Drinks was listed today as one of the top new boozy products by industry magazine The Drinks Business. Boutique Bar Brands were brought on board to act as the brand agents...

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The Young and Hungry

In a recent report produced by the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers, in partnership with CGA, findings show that young people aged 19-24 are binge drinking less and are in fact, favouring to spend their money on eating out. With this generation rapidly...

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That’s the Spirit…..for Beer Drinkers

So I had the challenge of trying to educate the rest of the BBB team on the subtleties and complexities of premium spirits. Most of the team have come from a solely beer background so it was an interesting prospect for myself to introduce them to the higher end of the...

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RTD’s

Ready to drink… It makes you cringe a bit, doesn’t it? Memories of Bacardi Breezers in lurid tones and tropical flavours flash through your mind’s eye… But things have changed. RTDs are now Ready to Deliver, and are Really Thoroughly Different. What’s being bottled...

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Classics Making a Comeback

‘I am a great believer that everything in life goes in cycles, and the world of beer is no exception. Over the past thirty years we have seen the rise and rise of a new wave of brewers. A new generation of breweries started in the US in the 1980s as a ripple, and this has now turned into a global tsunami…

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Beer and Hot Cross Buns

March 22nd 2016 With Easter upon us, it’s time to start feasting on that seasonal delight: the hot cross bun. Usually served with tea, why not change things up and pair them with a delicious beer? Each of the beers we have selected, although vastly different from each...

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Perfect Christmas Gifts for the Difficult to Buy For

We all have those people in our lives who are impossible to buy gifts for. They either have everything or give us the old “oh, I don’t need a present” lie, or perhaps they are one of those family members you only see once a year – like Uncle Stanley and the only thing...

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Indian Street Food and Beer Pairing

Last week, a couple of blokes who know a lot about beer hosted an event atThe King & Co in Clapham Common, that paired Indian Street Food from Rotli Crew with a bunch of delicious craft beers. Those blokes were none other than our very own Charlie Pountney and...

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Price Point of Difference

Winston Churchill once said, “the price of greatness is responsibility”… well according to this article, it’s £7.50. For an ‘eye watering’, £7.50, you can purchase your own little pool of greatness in the form of a pint of Gotlands blueberry IPA from the Singer Tavern, a lovely and very happening establishment in the City.

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A Field Report from Indy Man Beer Con 2015

I write this reflecting on a wonderful weekend, with fondness and great memories as I piece together hazy recollections of the lovely people I met, the incredible beers I tasted in various places I visited in Manchester over the weekend.

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