Gemma Collins launches sparkly gin liqueur

The Only Way is Essex reality TV star Gemma Collins has partnered with Zymurgorium to create a glittery gin liqueur, called the Flagingo Gemma Collins. Flagingo Gemma Collins is a kiwi and lime-flavoured gin liqueur, and officially launches today (23 November). Other botanicals used in the gin liqueur include juniper and forest fruits. Bottled at 20% ABV, Flagingo Gemma Collins is priced at RRP £20 (US$27) per 500ml bottle. It is available to purchase from…

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Bruni debuts spirits-focused Sublime series

Italian packaging manufacturer Bruni Glass is targeting premium-and-above spirits with its new Sublime collection. Bruni Glass, part of the Berlin Packaging Group, launched the Sublime collection to meet the growing demand for “elegant” packaging suitable for ultra-premium spirits. Alessandro Tonoli, chief sales officer, Berlin Packaging Europe, said: “Sublime is, in fact, the result of a study and survey of the flourishing premium spirits market. According to the recent IWSR Global Trends Report 2020 data, they…

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Lebron James backs Lobos 1707 Tequila

American basketball player Lebron James has become the latest star to join the agave spirits sector through an investment in Lobos 1707 Tequila and mezcal. Launching in Mexico and the US, the Lobos 1707 range comprises an extra añejo, reposado, joven and mezcal artesanal. Lobos 1707 is named after the Spanish word for ‘wolves’. The brand was founded by Diego Osorio, chief creative officer, and CEO Dia Simms, who has worked with brands such as…

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Memento and Nio unveil alcohol-free RTD cocktails

Italian non-alcoholic ‘spirit’ brand Memento has partnered with ready-to-drink producer Nio Cocktails to create two zero-ABV serves in 100ml pouches. Available in Italy and the UK, Nio Cocktails will now offer the ready-to-drink (RTD) Lemongrass Citrus and Virgin Bitters cocktails for at-home delivery. Lemongrass Citrus is said to blend “flavours from South East Asia and more tropical areas”. The RTD cocktail is made using Memento, lemongrass, fruit juices and grenadine. Virgin Bitters is an alcohol-free…

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Dekantā to sell Karuizawa Budō Collection sets

Online retailer Dekantā will sell 43 sets of a 35-year-old Karuizawa whisky in three martial arts-inspired designs tomorrow, priced at US$45,000. The three-bottle Karuizawa 35 Year Old ‘The Budō Collection’ (1981-2017) #7147 Japanese single cask whisky will go on sale tomorrow (19 November) at 3pm GMT. The whisky was distilled in 1981 at the Karuizawa distillery and matured for 35 years in an ex-Sherry cask, before being bottled at 51% ABV in 2017. Dekantā said…

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