This month Bar Magazinereported on the rise of Soft Drink sales in the on-traded which is being led by ‘a growth in craft spirits’ as well as a ‘push from consumers towards more non-alcoholic serves’. Bar Magazine reported on how our tonic brand Lixir Tonic are are exploring less established alcohol pairings with including founder Jordan Palmer’s comments on how Lixir’s strategy fits into these growing trends. Read the full article from page 38 here.
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 their way to the UK from ‘down under’ we were delighted to welcome over 50 members of the drinks trade and media to the Merchant House of Bow Lane, City of London.
Heralded by Master of Malt as ‘one of Australia’s most exciting new distilleries’ we welcomed Manly Spirits founders David and Vanessa Whittaker as well as Head Distiller Tim Stone to London for a packed week of celebrations including Manly Spirits takeovers at The Domino (Leeds), Nine Lives, Bermondsey and we were even invited to the Australian High Commission for their annual Australia Day Reception.
Consumers can purchase the full Manly Spirits range of gins, botanical vodkas and liqueurs from Master of Malt. For trade enquiries please contact email@example.com
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 September 17th-19th.
50 bartenders from all across Europe will get the chance to travel down for 3 days/2 nights of fun and Tiki education .
The event hosted by Avuá Cachaça in association with Don Q, Drambuie, Appleton and Plantation will feature seminars with expert speakers in Tiki culture, hands-on cocktail workshops and Cachaça and Rum tastings. There will also be time to explore the coastal town of Fregene, beach and pool party’s and, of course, the best of Italian cuisine.
The application process will run from April 1 – May 31.
There are only eight available places from the U.K., five of which will be by application and three of which will be on an incentive promoting Avuá Cachaça.
Applicants can apply here
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 holding over 300 different gins in its back bar, so having top billing is an extremely prestigious position.
The announcement also coincides with the launch with the annual Graphic Gin-Off competition. 16 Gin brands compete over the summer months to win the Graphic Gin-Off Title. Teams are drawn against each other and over a number of rounds the public vote on their favourite Gin cocktail until only one remains.
This year, Dingle will compete. On Tuesday the draw was made and Dingle will face Kyro Distillery, Pinkster, Scapegrace in Round 2 on the 22nd May.
If you would like to find out more click here
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 very popular with many bars putting this award winning pot-still spirit front and centre for their Irish celebrations.
It featured in special St. Patricks Day cocktails at The Bloomsbury Club, as a G&T special in The Tiger and at a tasting event in The Tate, as well as many other bars around the country.
Porterhouse Brewing brought with them the authentic Dublin St. Patrick’s Day vibe to many of the craft beer houses up and down the UK. A fistful of stouts like Wrasslers XXXX, a revived recipe from the 1900’s, in ‘Paddy-for-a-day’ customers hands, was an iconic image.
Bars and customers alike were delighted with a craft alternative to a famous stout from Dublin that we shall not mention.
There were tap takeovers across Scotland’s Six° North, The Rake in London Bridge and Hoxton’s Howl at the Moon.
As well as stout, Porterhouse Brewing offered bars IPA, Pilsner and Red Ale for those non-stout drinkers or indeed, those who had had their fill of ‘the black shtuff’.