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A taste of the Hedgerow!

A taste of the Hedgerow!

17 May 2019

Fruit Cider continues to dominate sales growth for the bar, and we've got just the fruit variety for you from Cornish Orchards - Hedgerow - now on draught! (We also have it in bottles). Hedgerow Cider is the first cider Chris Newton, head cider maker at Cornish Orchards, and his team have developed solo since Andy Atkinson retired. This delicious...

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Zesty and chocolatey......it's a winner then!

Zesty and chocolatey......it's a winner then!

15 May 2019

So what's not to like, gin, with a zesty chocolatey twist. All the things you like in a glass....citrus gins have been around for centuries, but this modern take is also inspired by the popular flavour combination of chocolate and orange. Sipsmith's have dialled up the juniper and using an age-old tradition, sweetened with plenty of liquorice. Next they add an...

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Sustainable Cider...

Sustainable Cider...

14 May 2019

Many people who have apples trees in their back gardens don't know what to do with all the fruit. That's where Bushel + Peck come in - using surplus fruit to make the finest cider. It's a sustainable way of making cider, using locally available fruit that might otherwise go to waste. The team at Bushel + Peck truly...

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Defend the beer!

Defend the beer!

13 May 2019

Now in its seventh year Brooklyn Beer's Defender is is here to celebrate. This year it's an heroically hopped golden IPA with a decidedly refreshing finish. Its striking new design calls back to the arcade graphics and comic book artists Brooklyn have always loved, lending a classic look to its new strength. Brooklyn Defender IPA features strong notes of...

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Mix it up with Island Oasis....

Mix it up with Island Oasis....

10 May 2019

Since they started it all in 1984 with the first frozen strawberry daquiri, they've helped create incredible drinks everywhere for the professional bartender. Their flavor creations in the cocktail mixes are authentic and made with natural ingredients. They're also versatile, so whether you're at a restaurant, pub or bar, products can easily be incorporated into your beverage menus....

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Gritchie has arrived.....

Gritchie has arrived.....

09 May 2019

Guy Ritchie has many talents it seems - his latest venture shows off his creativity but also his love of beer. From his Wiltshire base, his Angel's Lore lager and Session IPA have made their way to Nectar ready for distribution across the south. These lines stand alongside cask ales Moon Lore and English Lore. "I've always been a...

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New this Month...Hayman's

New this Month...Hayman's

09 May 2019

Carlyn, our Spirits buyer's pick of the month is a hopped gin from Hayman's. Since 1863 five generations of the Haymans family have acted as custodians of the True English Gin style - providing an unbroken lineage dating back to the original gin boom. Throughout these 150 years, they have been proud to distil their gins using the same family...

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An Artful Distillation

An Artful Distillation

07 May 2019

Based in Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh Gin is ever-inspired by its gin-making heritage, and of its position as a global light; a home to scientists, artists, philosophers and inventors. Edinburgh Gin is an artful distillation, capturing the spirit of these luminaries while respecting and paying tribute to their unique sense of place; inspiring them to create a world-class portfolio of gins and liqueurs. As a...

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New this Month...Laine Brew Co

New this Month...Laine Brew Co

03 May 2019

Michael, our Beer and Ciders buyer's pick of the month is the can range from Laine Brewing Co. Born in Brighton in 2016, Laine Brew Co's beers are all about flavour, experimentation and good times. Inspired by the vibrant brewing scene of Brighton, they love to make beers to be enjoyed (not just admired), so think sessionable, juicy and sparky brews...

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Full of Flavour as Every Apple Intended

Full of Flavour as Every Apple Intended

26 April 2019

Nestled in the heart of the Purbeck hills, Purbeck Cider make the finest premium ciders using 100% single pressed British apples from some of Dorset's long forgotten traditional trees, including those in their own orchards. Purbeck ciders are crafted and cared for using traditional methods with no artificial flavours or additives and no concentrates. The result is a range of naturally delicious ciders that are...

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From The Heart of Devon

From The Heart of Devon

16 April 2019

Sandford Orchards are cider makers from the heart of Devon. They only use cider apples, never culinary apples, grown within 30 miles of their press as they believe that the rich, red, fertile soil of Devon gives their apples the unique flavour properties that makes their cider so delicious. The raft of awards that they've won, only goes to prove how acclaimed their ciders are....

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New This Month...Bristol Gin.

New This Month...Bristol Gin.

15 April 2019

Carlyn, our Spirits buyer's pick of the month are two gins from Bristol Gin. Bristol Dry Gin is the first bottling by the Bristol Spirits Collective, a small band of professionals with a passion for distilling and a love of fine spirits, produced in a micro-distillery underneath a hotel in Bristol. The collective was born in 2016 with the aim of...

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Bringing Together Expertise

Bringing Together Expertise

12 April 2019

Established in 2001, Chapel Down is an award-winning winery based in Kent. New to our shelves this month is the third addition to their spirits range, their Pinot Noir Gin, which is believed to be the first of its type, that brings together winemaking expertise with modern distillation techniques. Created using distilled Pinot Noir grape skins from the Chapel Down...

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New this Month...Longbottom

New this Month...Longbottom

09 April 2019

Kate, our Soft drinks buyer's pick of the month is a range of tomato-based mixers from Longbottom. The story of Longbottom & Co. began in 1988 when the founders Ed & Greg, met at school. Together, they have been making mischief ever since. They started making hot sauce as a hobby back in 2009. As lovers of various Mary...

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New This Month...Harry's Ciders

New This Month...Harry's Ciders

05 April 2019

Michael, our Beer and Cider's buyer's pick of the month is the award-winning artisan cider range from Harry's. Harry's is an award-winning artisan cider crafted by cidermakers Harry Fry and son Toby on their farm in Somerset. Immensely proud to be part of the farming tradition of growing apples, their goal has always been to make the best authentic cider...

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Distinctively Smooth

Distinctively Smooth

03 April 2019

The 58 Gin story began when Mark Marmont moved to London from Australia. But it wasn't until settling near to The Bar With No Name, that Mark discovered what would become his true passion. Shortly after arriving in London, Mark became a frequent visitor to the bar, sampling the multiple gin-based cocktails on offer. Before long, Mark was fully immersed in investigating...

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