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Whitebox Cocktails launches a canned Margarita

Whitebox Cocktails, the canned cocktail company created by industry figures Alex Lawrence, Pietro Collina, Roman Shabodalov, and Jack Wareing, has announced the addition of a canned Margarita to its range.

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Glenmorangie launches HighBallers competition

Following the success of the Glenmorangie x Three Sheets sessions, Glenmorangie has announced the launch of The Glenmorangie X HighBallers competition.

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Franklin & Sons promotes the Paloma in £10k giveaway

Franklin & Sons has partnered with Patrón Tequila to give away £10,000 of free cocktail kits across the UK to mark National Tequila Day.

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Hacha launches world’s first single ingredient Margarita

London-based bar Hacha has announced it will be releasing a limited-edition single ingredient version of its Mirror Margarita to celebrate National Tequila Day.

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Tommy Matthews to open Passing Fancies in Birmingham's Custard Factory

Tommy Matthews is to open Passing Fancies in the Custard Factory, Birmingham’s creative and cultural hub.

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The Racketeer team to launch new London cocktail bar

Jack Foxcroft, Tyvian Vigrass and Marco Torre, the team behind King’s Cross bar The Racketeer, have announced the launch of a new cocktail bar in London’s Smithfield.

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Interview: Pennyroyal’s Alex Taylor on his new Cardiff bars

Alex Taylor, the owner of Pennyroyal – one of Cardiff’s best-known cocktail bars – has taken on the lease of the former favourite Buffalo Bar. He speaks to Hamish Smith about his new concepts.

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The Bartenders’ Brand Awards 2022 opens for entry

The Bartenders’ Brand Awards - CLASS's unique blind tasting, design and value-tested competition for drinks products available to the UK bar industry - has launched for entries. 

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Voodoo Doll to open three Mojo sites

Voodoo Doll, the company behind MOJO bars, has announced the launch of new sites in Newcastle, Edinburgh and Liverpool.

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Erik Lorincz to relaunch Kwant in new London location

Erik Lorincz will reopen his award-winning bar Kwānt in a new site in London's Mayfair this autumn, Class can exclusively reveal.

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Edrington UK announces Beckie Sullivan as Courvoisier ambassador

Edrington UK has announced the appointment of bartender Beckie Sullivan as the UK brand ambassador for Courvoisier.

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Oriole to launch new avian-inspired menu

Subterranean jazz club and cocktail bar Oriole has announced the launch of a new cocktail menu inspired by the migration patterns and habitats of its avian namesake.

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William Grant & Sons’ Highland Festival returns to London

William Grant & Sons has announced its Highland Festival will return to London’s Haggerston Park on Sunday 3 July following a two-year hiatus.

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Swift Shoreditch to play host to Le Syndicat

Following a takeover series which saw Le Syndicat host London bar Silverleaf earlier this month, the Parisian bar has announced it will be coming to the UK for one night at Swift Shoreditch.

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Callooh Callay to embark on nationwide bar takeover rally

London-based bar brand Callooh Callay has announced a nationwide takeover roadshow that will see the team hit 20 bars across 20 consecutive days.

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Amaro Montenegro's Vero Bartender competition returns

Amaro Montenegro - Italy’s number one premium amaro - has announced the launch of The Vero Bartender, its annual cocktail competition that invites bartenders from around the world to showcase their talent. 

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Chelsie Bailey named head bartender of the American Bar at The Savoy

Chelsie Bailey has been named the 13th head bartender of the American Bar at The Savoy, Class can exclusively reveal.

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Elit Vodka’s Global Cocktail Competition is Back with a Sustainable Twist

Elit Vodka has announced the launch of the latest evolution of the brand’s global cocktail competition Elit Martini Masters.

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An interview with Cognac Frapin

Class speaks to Thomas Soret from Cognac Frapin about its unique production and hears of two new launches.

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Singapore's Nutmeg & Clove to kick off Oriole's international takeover series

London’s Oriole Bar has announced a series of international takeovers to celebrate the launch of its latest cocktail menu which spotlights flavours and experiences from across Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

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Jason-Candid Knüsel named as Healthy Hospo managing director

Healthy Hospo has announced that London bartender Jason-Candid Knüsel, formerly of American Bar at The Savoy and the NoMad, has joined the non-profit as managing director.

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A Bar with Shapes for a Name to expand downstairs

Remy Savage and Paul Lougrat’s A Bar with Shapes for a Name, which only opened in Spring 2021, is to expand to take in the basement downstairs.

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A Bar with Shapes for a Name to expand downstairs

Remy Savage and Paul Lougrat’s A Bar with Shapes for a Name, which only opened last spring, is to expand to take in the basement downstairs later this year. 

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NoMad London announces residency at Dante in New York

NoMad London has announced that it will be joining six other world-renowned bars in a month-long series of residencies at New York aperitivo bar, Dante.

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Michael McIlroy and Sam Ross’ Attaboy crowned North America’s Best Bar

New York’s Attaboy, the bar co-owned by Belfast-born Michael McIlroy and Melbourne’s Sam Ross, took the top spot in the inaugural North America’s 50 Best Bars list.

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Sly Augustin and Georgi Radev to co-host Rum Show 2022

The Whisky Exchange has announced that the Rum Show will be returning in 2022 with an in-person event at London’s Glaziers Hall.

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CLASS Summer 2022 edition launches

It’s here. The Summer 2022 edition of CLASS – Shapes and Forms - has now launched.

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Silverleaf to take over New York’s Overstory

London hotel bar Silverleaf has announced its first international takeover, at New York rooftop bar Overstory.

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New bars shine as the Class Bar Awards returns

Bars that opened during the pandemic took many of the gongs at the returning CLASS Bar Awards last night, highlighting the bar industry's resurgence.  

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Moët & Chandon to open champagne bar at Harrods

Moët & Chandon has annoucned plans for its largest stand-alone champagne bar in Europe at Harrods in Knightsbridge.