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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Captain Morgan debuts Orange Vanilla Twist

Diageo-owned spiced rum brand Captain Morgan has released a limited edition orange and vanilla-flavoured variant in the US. Released ahead of the summer, Captain Morgan Orange Vanilla Twist is described as tasting like “nostalgic orange and vanilla swirl”. The expression is targeted at summertime gatherings and is bottled at 30% ABV. It is recommended served with Coke, ginger ale or blended with ice and orange juice to make a slushie. Captain Morgan Orange Vanilla Twist…

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Warner’s unveils Spring Blossom Gin

English producer Warner’s is toasting the start of a new season with the launch of a limited edition gin: Spring Blossom. Warner’s Spring Blossom Gin is the brand’s 2020 vintage, following “the success” of the 2019 vintage. Spring Blossom is made with 15 botanicals, including juniper, coriander, hand-foraged rosehips, grapefruit, grains of paradise, raspberries, rose water and lavender water. Tasting notes for the gin include aromas of juniper and freshly pressed grapefruit juice on the…

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Gin distillery creates hand sanitiser for Benevolent Ball

London-based 58 Gin Distillery has created a gin-based hand sanitiser for The Benevolent after the drinks charity struggled to find an adequate amount for its annual ball tonight (12 March). The Benevolent Ball will take place at the Natural History Museum in London this evening. A total of 450 guests are expected to attend. However, due to the coronavirus outbreak hand sanitiser has been in short supply. To ensure The Benevolent Ball would have enough…

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Captain Morgan creates tiki-themed spirit drink

Diageo-owned spiced rum brand Captain Morgan has released a tiki-inspired spirit drink, bottled at 25% ABV. The new Captain Morgan Tiki is a tropical rum-based spirit drink, said to be “packed with pineapple and mango flavours”. It has been created to tap into the “growing trend for lighter coloured mixers, such as lemonade which has seen a 27% increase in growth over the last two years” according to Kantar figures. As such, the rum is…

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