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Softs Buyer's Pick this Week...Longbottom & Co

Softs Buyer's Pick this Week...Longbottom & Co

11 September 2019

Kate, our Soft Drinks buyer's pick of the month is a mixer from Longbottom & Co. Longbottom & Co set out to craft a modern classic that's refined, complex and packs a punch. The story originally began in 1988 when founders Ed and Greg met at school. They became fed up of how bloody difficult it as to find a...

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Beers Pick of the Month...Gorgeous Brewery

Beers Pick of the Month...Gorgeous Brewery

05 September 2019

Michael, our Beer and Ciders buyer's pick of the month is the range from Gorgeous Brewery. Gorgeous Brewery is an independent, family run craft brewery based in London, it's a total find. Gorgeous Brewery has an eclectic, deliciously drinkable range with an emphasis on hand-crafted quality. The brewery works with little automation, so a whole lot of care and hard...

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Authenticity and Provenance

Authenticity and Provenance

04 September 2019

Folkington's was founded in 2012 by Paul Bendit after 12 years of developing premium and innovative soft drinks for leaders. The ambition in creating the Folkington's brand was to replicate the authenticity and provenance that stand behind fine wines ("terroir") into a range of fruit juices and soft drinks. So every year, each Folkington's product is made from the same varieties of fruit sourced...

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Delivering Massive Bursts of Flavours

Delivering Massive Bursts of Flavours

29 August 2019

Launched in 2017 by couple Richard and Mary Bateman,Twisting Spirits had the vision to craft a new range of gins that were genuinely different to others in terms of flavour, quality and packaging. They did that because they believed that the world was ready for something exciting and unusual. They saw great opportunity to create something very different, with bold flavour profiles and...

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Why Stop At Gin?

Why Stop At Gin?

27 August 2019

Life for Bermondsey Mixer Co began at London gin bar, two1four. Nick Crispini, and fellow gin lover Lawrence Mason found that the overpowering taste of quinine extract in other tonics was smothering the subtle flavours of the gins they were serving. So work started on what would become Bermondsey Mixer Co. Cinchona bark, the key ingredient that gives tonic its characteristic bitter taste is imported...

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Liberated from Convention

Liberated from Convention

23 August 2019

Inside the Rum and Crab Shack, a famous seafood joint In St Ives, Cornwall, and feeling suitably liberated from the tyranny of convention, a spiced rum was born. The team behind Dead Man's Fingers rejected crusty old tradition in favour of flavours new. Unusual, but amazing flavours. Adding to their trio of rums; Coconut, Spiced and Coffee respectively, is their...

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Truly Distinct Gins

Truly Distinct Gins

23 August 2019

Santamania are passionate about craftsmanship, and quality, and this is certainly reflected in their unique range of gins. Lola and Vera are much more than just stills, they are the entire distillery so why not name a gin after them? Vera came first, followed by Lola a year later. Thanks to these beautiful copper pot stills, they can work with alcohol that is no lower...

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Victoria Cervesa

Victoria Cervesa

22 August 2019

The story of Victoria beer is closely tied to the history of the city of Malaga, Spain. "Malagueña y Exquisita", which means "From Malaga and Exquisite", is not just a slogan but also the philosophy of the beer from Malaga. The Cervezas Victoria story begins on the 8th of September 1928, the feast day of Santa Maria de la Victoria,...

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Soft Drinks Buyer's Pick...Story

Soft Drinks Buyer's Pick...Story

16 August 2019

Kate, our Soft drinks buyer's pick of the month is a range of soft drinks from Story. The British brand, STORY was launched in 2011, when founder, Julian Sollom set out to develop a delicious range of feel-good soft drinks. Created in Devon, and using water filtered from the Jurassic Coast; the lightly sparkling, natural fruit pressés, are a blend...

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In the Doghouse

In the Doghouse

14 August 2019

Doghouse Distillery is an independent grain distillery located in Battersea, London. They have a full micro-brewery, 3 rectification columns (a total height of 21m) and a 1500 litre copper pot still. In the Doghouse, the team are pioneering 'grain to bottle' gin and vodka in London, being the first distillery in recent years to make gin from scratch, and...

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A Long History with London

A Long History with London

12 August 2019

Based in the Herefordshire village of Much Marcle, Westons have a long family history of premium cider making with their roots going back to 1880. Five Weston generations have worked with like-minded colleagues in the pursuit of their passion: creating authentic ciders that people will love. It began in 1878 when Henry Weston began to produce ciders and perries, using...

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Spirits Pick this Month...Tarquin's Peach Ice Tea Liqueur

Spirits Pick this Month...Tarquin's Peach Ice Tea Liqueur

08 August 2019

Carlyn, our Spirits buyer's pick of the month is a summer liqueur from Tarquin's Distillery. It's 2012 and the UK's craft gin scene is beginning to bloom. Tarquin, supported by his sister Athene, sets his sights on establishing the first Cornish distillery in over 100 years. From day one ,Tarquin's distillery, perched high on-top of a windswept clifftop in North Cornwall,...

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Striking Combinations...Shotover Cask

Striking Combinations...Shotover Cask

06 August 2019

Shotover Brewing Company was founded in 2009 by Ed & Pip Murray in a 200 year old stable at Manor Farm in Horspath, just four miles from Carfax at the centre of Oxford, on the southern slope of Shotover Hill. Ed had been an amateur craft brewer for ove

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Thinking Differently

Thinking Differently

02 August 2019

Foolproof Brewery from Rhode Island, USA, think about beer a bit differently. To them, beer is not just an alcoholic beverage but an experience that should be thoroughly savored and enjoyed. That's why when they brew each beer, they think about specific life experiences and what style of beer would be absolutely perfect for that particular occasion. That's how they came up with the...

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The Perfect Addition to your Favourite Gin

The Perfect Addition to your Favourite Gin

30 July 2019

Luscombe are passionate about making fabulous drinks. They source premium organic ingredients from trusted growers around the world and produce their drinks locally in Devon. Their award-winning drinks are made without compromise. Using only the softest Devon spring water for a truly enhanced taste, Luscombe Drinks' award winning tonic water range offers the perfect addition to your favourite gin. The range...

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Inspired by Island Living

Inspired by Island Living

29 July 2019

Inspired by Hoxton life, Hoxton Spirits is an innovative lifestyle and spirits brand that embodies the cultrual powerhouse that is this pocket of East London. For the past 25 years, Hoxton has been the creative centre of London. It's the central link that unifies the infamously colourful Shoreditch, the racy streets of Dalston and the bohemian melting pot of Hackney....

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