Top 10 spirits launches in March 2020

A new Johnnie Walker bottling to celebrate women, Martini’s non-alcoholic aperitivos and a Dewar’s whisky finished in mezcal casks were among the top products unveiled last month. In March, a number of line extensions were revealed, including a new Bombay Sapphire gin, Martini aperitivos made without alcohol and a 27-year-old Redbreast Irish whiskey. It was a busy month for spirits as producers tapped into new flavour trends, the low-alcohol category and experimented with unusual casks.…

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Yorkshire distillery launches Sherry cask-finished whisky

English producer Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery has released its first Sherry cask-finished whisky, called Filey Bay Moscatel Finish. The whisky will be shipped to consumers once the UK lockdown is over, but the distillery is accepting orders for the new release via its website: spiritofyorkshire.com. David Thompson, Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery co-founder, said: “We’re in strange times at the moment. We’ve been planning this release since autumn last year. “We wanted to continue with the…

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Chase Distillery agrees distribution deal in Australia

English spirits producer Chase Distillery has signed a distribution deal with Stuart Alexander in Australia. Chase Distillery produces award-winning Chase Potato Vodka, which is redistilled with botanicals to create Chase GB Gin. The firm’s spirits portfolio is made from potatoes grown on the Chase family farm in Herefordshire,England. Andrew Carter, Chase Distillery managing director, said: “Partnering with Stuart Alexander is a great opportunity for us to step change our performance in the Australian market and…

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