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New venue and date for the Class Bar Awards 2023

The Class Bar Awards 2023 will now take place on May 23rd at Battersea Arts Centre in South London.

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The best gins from the BBAs 2023

Today in our highlights of the Bartenders' Brand Awards 2023, we present the gin category. 

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The best brandies from the BBAs 2023

Now in its sixth year, the Bartenders' Brand Award is our annual product testing - by bartenders, for bartenders. First up in our serialised results is the top-five products in the brandy category.

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The best American whiskies from the BBAs 2023

Next up in the BBAs 2023 is a big one in the bar world - American Whiskey. Here's how it went...

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McCluskey leaves Bon Vivant Group

Stuart McCluskey has left Edinburgh-based Bon Vivant Group, which he founded in 2008.

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Leeds’ Hedonist Bar closes

Leeds’ Hedonist Bar has closed its doors, the venue’s social media announced on Saturday.

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Ten Locks introduces vodka made from peas

Spirits agency Ten Locks is launching its first in-house produced and owned spirit brand this month - Pod Pea Vodka. 

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Masons launches tropical gin

Masons of Yorkshire is launching a tropical gin, marking ten years of the brand.

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Mitsuhiro Nakamura joins The Churchill Bar as head mixologist

The Churchill Bar & Terrace has announced the appointment of Mitsuhiro Nakamura as head mixologist.

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Sexy Fish to launch new menu across six continents in a day

Sexy Fish has announced that its new cocktail menu, Trinity, is set to launch on 6 March in some of the world’s leading bars across six continents.

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Bacardí launches Caribbean Spiced

Barcardí Rum has announced the launch of Bacardí Caribbean Spiced, the brand’s first premium spiced aged product.

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KOL Mezcaleria to kick off agave-focussed takeover series with Athens’ Barro Negro

KOL Mezcaleria has announced a series of six events, inviting some of the world’s leading agave-focussed bars to takeover the London bar with a limited-edition menu.

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Agricole education platform readies for first session

Spiribam-UK, owners of Rhum J.M and Clement, has announced the launch of ‘AgriSchool’, an in-person, category education event for bartenders interested in rhum agricole.

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Industry veteran Wayne Collins passes

Tributes have poured in from the drinks industry following the passing of veteran bartender Wayne Collins.

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Campari Academy opens doors to education hub in London

Campari Group has opened a Campari Academy educational facility in the company’s new regional headquarters in central London.

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Connaught Bar launches new menu to mark its 15th birthday

The Connaught Bar has unveiled a new menu, Synergia, to mark the Mayfair institution’s 15th anniversary.

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Whitebox launches canned whisky highball

Whitebox Cocktails, the first bartender-operated RTD cocktail brand, has announced the launch of a new canned serve, a take on the classic highball.

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No.3 Gin Global Cocktail Competition Launches

No.3 Gin has announced the return of the Pursuit of Perfection Cocktail Competition for 2023, launching on 20th February.

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Hannah Lanfear joins Speciality Drinks

On-trade supplier Speciality Drinks has appointed spirits educator Hannah Lanfear as advocacy manager,  a newly created role. 

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Nottingham’s Cottonmouth closes its doors

One of Nottingham’s most respected cocktail bars, Cottonmouth, has closed its doors.

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Birmingham's Pineapple Club to close

Samuel Boulton has announced The Pineapple Club will close after mounting costs made the business unprofitable. 

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French group GBH acquires Mangrove

French group GBH, the owner of Spiribam brands, has bought UK distributor Mangrove Global.

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Amaro Bar's Elon Soddu to launch second site

Elon Soddu, owner of Kensington’s Amaro Bar, has confirmed plans for a second venue in Earl’s Court, west London.

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Last chance to enter the CLASS Bar Awards 2023

The CLASS Bar Awards, which returns on Tuesday 9th May in London, closes for submissions at middnight tonight. 

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Empirical launches two new spirits

Flavour company Empirical has announced the UK launch of its two latest spirits, SOKA (43% abv) and Symphony 6 (40% abv).

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Woodford Reserve appoints Elizabeth McCall as master distiller

Woodford Reserve has appointed Elizabeth McCall as master distiller, the third in the bourbon brand’s 26-year history, succeeding Chris Morris, who will assume the role of master distiller emeritus.

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Hoxton Spirits rebrands and expands range

Hoxton Spirits, best known for its tropical gin, has added three new spirits to its range: a Spritz, Spiced Whisky and a Dry gin.

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The Drinks Trust launches 2023 industry survey

The Drinks Trust has launched its annual industry survey, aimed at better understanding the hospitality community and how best to support the individuals who work within it.

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Josh Powell launches Crowdfunder for new venue

Josh Powell, owner of The Natural Philosopher in East London, has created a Crowdfunder for a new bar concept, Penumbra.

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Scarfes Bar marks ten years with global takeover tour

Scarfes Bar at Rosewood London celebrates its 10th birthday this year by embarking on a global bar tour.