Lonewolf creates cactus and lime-flavoured gin

Scottish producer Brewdog Distilling has added a cactus and lime-flavoured gin to its Lonewolf spirits range in time for Cinco de Mayo celebrations next week. ‘Grain-to-glass’ Lonewolf Cactus and Lime is made in Aberdeen, Scotland. It is “loaded with lime” before the juice of a pressed cactus and queen of the night (a fragrant cactus flower) are added to the mix. The gin’s botanicals include Scots pine, Tuscan juniper, grapefruit peel, lemon peel, lime, pink…

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Brewdog Distilling launches Inugami Shochu

Scottish spirits producer Brewdog Distilling has expanded its portfolio with the launch of its own shochu brand: Inugami. Shochu is typically made in Japan from a wide range of base ingredients, including rice, wheat and sweet potato, but Brewdog Distilling has put a Scottish twist on the Japanese spirit. Inugami Shochu is made from malted wheat, barley, rice and molasses, the latter of which is pot-distilled twice. Botanicals of rhubarb, galangal root and ginger are…

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The week in pictures

Reyka Vodka this week opened the doors to the “world’s first” glacier bar, popping up at the Langjökull Glacier in Iceland. Open until 20 October, the Reyka Vodka Glacier Bar welcomed intrepid adventurers for signature Reyka Vodka cocktails including the Puffin Collins. Armed with only the bar’s co-ordinates, Reyka challenged adventurous vodka fans to locate the bar, where they would be rewarded with a warm welcome, cocktails and a chance to explore the brand’s Icelandic…

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Top 10 spirits launches in April 2019

A coffee-infused Skyy vodka, the “world’s first” Calvados-Scotch blend and a new Tequila from British singer Rita Ora are among our pick of the most exciting products to launch last month. In April, a number of line extensions were revealed, including a new coffee-infused Skyy vodka and a watermelon-flavoured vodka from Cîroc. A number of celebrities also delved into the world of Tequila with new expression from British singer Rita Ora and television chef Guy…

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BrewDog Distilling MD on bringing ‘punk attitude’ to Scotch

Free from the comparatively straight-laced confines of Diageo, David Gates is relishing his new role as head of BrewDog’s spirits unit. In line with the brewer’s disruptive ethos, he has big plans to shake up the Scotch world. *This feature was originally published in the February 2019 issue of The Spirits Business Every so often a game changer enters an industry and alters attitudes and behaviours forever. In the UK beer sector, that disrupter was…

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