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Rich, Vibrant and Diverse

Rich, Vibrant and Diverse

18 July 2019

Founded by Kadie Regan in 2017, Far Side Coffee was borne out of a desire to be able to swig really good cold brew here in the UK. With strong roots in America, they knew that cold brew could be rich, vibrant and diverse in flavour. The beans used in Far Side Brew derive from the Penachi region, and are produced under the...

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Forging Links Between Ancient Legends

Forging Links Between Ancient Legends

15 July 2019

Theodore is an elegantly aromatic Scottish gin, powered by the spirit of the Picts, an ancient confederation of tribes that once settled near their home in Ardross, Northern Highlands. Theodore Gin represents a journey of curiosity, as the team forge links between ancient legends and the world we all live in today - not much is known about the Picts, but that sense of...

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Buyer's Pick This Month...Rock Rose

Buyer's Pick This Month...Rock Rose

12 July 2019

Carlyn, our Spirits Drinks buyer's pick of the month is Rock Rose Gin from Dunnet Bay Distillery. Martin and Claire established Dunnet Bay Distillery, producers of Rock Rose gin, in 2014, along with their wee one-eyed dog George. The distillery was built in their home village of Dunnet, in the far north of Scotland, and after 55 experiments, the final recipe...

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New This Month...Barcelona Beer Company

New This Month...Barcelona Beer Company

11 July 2019

Michael, our Beers and Ciders buyer's pick of the month is the range from Barcelona Beer Company. Barcelona Beer Company began after founder Oriol took a trip to New York where he stumbled across craft beer. Inspired, and upon returning to Barcelona, Oriol convinced friends Carlos and David - who was a home brewer - to begin the brewery. Six years on, the Barcelona...

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Buyer's Pick this Month...Lixir Tonic

Buyer's Pick this Month...Lixir Tonic

10 July 2019

Kate, our Soft Drinks buyer's pick of the month is the range from Lixir. Made by bartenders, Lixir produce an award winning range of all natural tonic waters that are bottled in the UK. Containing no artificial flavours, sweeteners, or added preservatives the range also has the additionally bonus of being low in calories. Designed to be paired with both white...

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A Staple of British Daily Life

A Staple of British Daily Life

09 July 2019

In a world where drinking water could be fatal, small beer was enjoyed in households, work places and even schools across the country. A staple of British daily life in the 1700's, it was traditionally always brewed between 0.5 - 2.8% ABV. With the provision of clean drinking water in the 19th century, the requirement for small beer passed and the art of its...

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A Producer of Premium Presses and Sodas

A Producer of Premium Presses and Sodas

05 July 2019

Lovely Drinks is a Bristol-based producer of premium presses and sodas. They seek out the very best ingredients to make their award-winning range, including handpicked elderflowers, whole lemons and pressed English fruits and flowers. As they like to keep things natural, they stay well clear of nasties such as preservatives and concentrates and use no artificial sweeteners, colourings or flavourings. Lovely...

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Changing the Perception of Tequila

Changing the Perception of Tequila

03 July 2019

VIVIR produce a range of super premium tequilas at the most awarded distillery in Jalisco, Mexico. They select the best and sweetest Weber Blue Algave and use only natural, local water from a volcanic spring. This produces what they think is quite possibly the smoothest tequilas around. VIVIR tequila has been specially crafted to help change the perception of what...

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This month's Buyer's pick... Lixir

This month's Buyer's pick... Lixir

04 July 2019

Kate, our Soft Drinks buyer's pick of the month is the range from Lixir. Made by bartenders, Lixir produce an award winning range of all natural tonic waters that are bottled in the UK. Containing no artificial flavours, sweeteners, or added preservatives the range also has the additional bonus of being low in calories. Designed to be paired with both white...

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Brimming with Character, Taste and Integrity

Brimming with Character, Taste and Integrity

02 July 2019

Redemption, an award-winning urban craft brewery based in North London, was established in 2010. The team are passionate about creating hand-crafted beers which consistently deliver big flavours - they use the finest raw materials to brew these modern beers brimming with character, taste and integrity. London's water has long been a crucial local ingredient in the capital's rich history of brewing. Theirs comes from the...

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Exceptionally Well Balanced

Exceptionally Well Balanced

28 June 2019

With a passion for creating better drinks, Porter's turned the basement of their bar in Aberdeen, Scotland into one of the UK's most innovative micro-distilleries. They built their own vacuum still, which distils botanicals at low temperatures, retaining their fresh, natural flavour. While working closely with the UK's most respected gin distillers, they perfected the art of cold distilling botanicals. This respect for tradition while innovating...

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Rescuing over 1 Million Slices

Rescuing over 1 Million Slices

26 June 2019

Did you know that 44% of bread is wasted? Toast Ales are here to change that. Their delicious beer is brewed with unsold loaves from bakeries and unused crusts from sandwich makers. The only other ingredients are hops, yeast and water. Toast Ales give 100% of profits to Feedback, an environmental charity campaigning to end food waste. By enjoying Toast, your customers are helping to...

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Between Spain and the New World

Between Spain and the New World

24 June 2019

Puerto de Indias is a premium gin made in Carmona, Seville, in one of the oldest and most traditional distilleries in the province of Andalusia. Its name relates to the discovery of the Americas around the time when Seville was quickly becoming one of the principle trading ports for the exchange of goods between Spain and the New World. The...

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It Began in Georgian London

It Began in Georgian London

20 June 2019

Distilled especially for mixing, Wildcat is the gin of the night. The inspiration for Wildcat gin begins in Georgian London - gin had become such a menage to society it had been outlawed. Captain Dudley Bradstreet, an Irish rogue and adventurer set upon a scheme to sell gin in secret under the sign of a black cat;...

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All Hail Bloody 'Ell

All Hail Bloody 'Ell

19 June 2019

Beavertown are driven by their passion for innovation and quality. They are dedicated to brewing beers that create an experience and crave big flavours and character in every brew. Every aspect of their brewing process is meticulously considered, with their unique artwork being integral to their expression and philosophy as a brewery. New to this month in cans and keg, 'Bloody Ell gives a...

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In the Quest for Quality and Consistency

In the Quest for Quality and Consistency

18 June 2019

The Colin brothers, Richard and Romain, are specialised in Chardonnay-dominated Champagnes. Two thirds of their 12 hectare vineyards are situated in Grand and Premier Cru rated villages in the Cotes des Blancs, Cotes de Sezanne and Vallee de la Marne. The family have been growers for generations since 1829. In 1997, Richard and Romain abandoned the local co-operative system to...

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Buyer's Pick...Keepr's Range

Buyer's Pick...Keepr's Range

14 June 2019

Carlyn, our Spirits buyer's pick of the month is a Honey Gin from Keepr's. The British Honey Company was launched in 2015 in the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, in the beautiful village of Yarnton. Since then, expanding across Oxfordshire, each one of Keepr's hives work endlessly to pollenate British meadows and hedgerows which provide your customers with their scrumptious 100% British honey,...

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Striving to make a Difference

Striving to make a Difference

12 June 2019

Gorilla Spirits Co. was founded by Andy Daniels whose vision was to create a truly ethical business. Based in the north east corner of Hampshire as it borders with Surrey, Gorilla Spirits' Distillery in Upton Grey is where they make their award winning spirits, all whilst donating £1 from every bottle to

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Buyer's Pick...TrueStart Coffee

Buyer's Pick...TrueStart Coffee

11 June 2019

Kate, our Soft Drinks buyer's pick of the month is a trio of coffees from TrueStart. TrueStart Cold Brew Coffeeis a wild for life young Bristol brand with incredible flavours, strong ethics and loads of personality. New to Nectar this month, TrueStart's range of three delicious flavoured Cold Brew Coffees,Original Black,Vanilla Coconutand<a href="https://www.nectar.net/product/tru007/truestart-chillichocolate-cold-brew-coffee" target="_bl

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The Story Began in 1988

The Story Began in 1988

10 June 2019

The story of Longbottom & Co began in 1988 when the founders, Ed & Greg, met at school. They've been making mischief together ever since. With a shared love of all that's delicious, they'd always wanted to finally do justice to the hot sauces, and Bloody (and Virgin) Mary's that they loved. So, in 2009, they started experimenting with hot sauce as a hobby. Their...

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Buyer's Pick...Bellfield

Buyer's Pick...Bellfield

06 June 2019

Michael, our Beers and Ciders buyer's pick of the month is the Gluten-free range from Bellfield. Set up in Edinburgh in 2016, Bellfield is the UK's first dedicated gluten-free brewery. Bellfield has a simple goal: to brew exceptional beer that is also gluten-free and vegan so that anyone, regardless of their dietary requirements, can enjoy it. The beers are brewed in...

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The Story of Two Families across Three Centuries

The Story of Two Families across Three Centuries

05 June 2019

Graham's has always been a pioneer. Graham's was one of the first Port companies to invest in its own vineyards in Portugal's Douro Valley in 1890 and is now at the cutting edge of innovation in winemaking techniques. Today, five Symington cousins share responsibility for every aspect of the company and personally make the Graham's wines. They too have been involved with Port and...

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A Celebration of the 'Returned Soldiers Settlement Act'

A Celebration of the 'Returned Soldiers Settlement Act'

04 June 2019

Originating in France, the chardonnay grape is known for its versatility, and for being a long-standing favourite of Australia. Victoria, Australia, has some 20 plus wine regions to discover, producing some of Australia's most consistent top wines. Soldier's Block, produced by Boutinot, is a celebration of the 'Returned Soldiers Settlement Act' of 1915, when returning Australian soldiers were rewarded with 'blocks' of land, which led...

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