Sipsmith Adds Chilli & Lime Gin Into The Mix

Sipsmith Adds Chilli & Lime Gin

May 29,2020

Sipsmith has created the “constantly evolving” Sipping Series of small-batch gins, with the first of these ‘experimental’ gins being Chilli & Lime Gin.

Available online from Sipsmith and through retailers in the UK including Tesco and Waitrose, the chilli and lime-flavoured gin is said to be “ideal for gin lovers on the lookout for the latest flavour to try and perfect for the daring sipper”.

Created by created by the brand’s head of ginovation, Ciarán Russell, the gin comes in at 40%ABV  and is recommended served with tonic water, ice and a lime wedge, or as a twist in cocktails including Margaritas and Mojitos.

“At Sipsmith we’re committed to making uncompromisingly handcrafted gin which truly excites and inspires gin drinkers,” said Russell. “We’re always on the lookout for ingredients which we believe could make delicious and exciting flavoured gin.

“We decided that zesty limes paired with our blend of seven specially sourced and taste matched chillies for a kick of flavour was the ultimate way to launch our Sipping Series range and we hope that sippers agree.”

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Sipsmith Adds Chilli & Lime Gin Into The Mix


May 18,2021

Kentucky-based distillery, Angel’s Envy, has created a limited-edition Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished in Madeira casks

On the nose, the expression is said to have notes of caramelised banana, brown sugar, raisins, almonds and cherry, with a palate of oak, grass, smoke, leather, chocolate and dried cherries, plus an  almond and hazelnut finish.

With a limited run of 3,360 bottles, the 50% ABV whiskey has undergone an ‘extended finishing period’ of longer than six months in Madeira barrels to add ‘deeper wood notes and an extra layer of complexity’.

From 21 May, members of 500 Main, Angel’s Envy’s online club, can enter a lottery for a chance to purchase one of 600 bottles ahead of public sale, which will open on 6 June.

Angel’s Envy’s co-founder and chief innovation officer, Wes Henderson, said: “There’s deep history and craftsmanship involved in the production of Madeira wine, so my sons and I knew we wanted to tap into that to create something special for our Cellar Collection.

“We tried more than 30 varieties until we found the perfect casks that would lend both the dryness of a good Sherry and the richness of tawny Port to our Bourbon.

“This release was a family effort, so it feels only right to share this bourbon with our fans in celebration of Father’s Day.”

The whiskey will be released for public sale at Angel’s Envy’s distillery and in select retailers in Kentucky, New York, California, Florida, Tennessee, Illinois and Texas.

The expression is the third release in the Angel’s Envy Cellar Collection series

Sipsmith Adds Chilli & Lime Gin Into The Mix


May 18,2021

Aber Falls, the first distillery to produce Whisky in North Wales in over a century, has released its inaugural single malt.

The new expression uses 100% Welsh malted barley and rock-filtered water from the Aber Falls waterfall. The distillery, owned by Halewood Artisanal Spirits, also produces Welsh gin and vodka.

This inaugural release was matured along the coastline of North Wales in a combination of wooden barrels, including American and European oak, Spanish Sherry, virgin oak and orange wine casks, the distillery’s setting offers a “remote microclimate, creating the ideal conditions to influence the character of the whisky”.

Dr Kirstie McCallum, who joined Halewood as master blender this year, said: “One of the big advantages of producing whisky in Wales is having more scope to experiment with a variety of casks, and our wood strategy has also been a key contributor to the finished liquid, which we’re extremely pleased with for a three-year-old bottling.”

Designed to capture the ‘spirit of North Wales’, the expression is said to demonstrate the distillery’s distinctive character, with James Wright, managing director at Aber Falls saying the whisky “brings together the very best Welsh ingredients”.

Bottled at 46% ABV, the whisky has hints of tropical fruit and a nose of sweet hay and cut grass. The palate brings notes of dark chocolate and golden syrup followed by cream and vanilla on the finish.

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Sipsmith Adds Chilli & Lime Gin Into The Mix


May 14,2021

Scottish producer Ardgowan Distillery has released Shipwright, a blend of single malts sourced from Speyside and Highland distilleries.

The second whisky in its Clydebuilt series, Shipwright has been matured in first-fill oloroso Sherry casks and offers scents of leather, marzipan, tobacco and sandalwood.

Distillery chief executive, Martin McAdam, said: “The feedback we’ve had from Coppersmith gives us great confidence in our ability to craft premium whisky with broad appeal. I think it is our best dram yet.”

The Ardgowan Distillery Clydebuilt series showcases the skills of master whisky maker, Max McFarlane: “It is a truly sumptuous dram, made to ignite your imagination of far off lands.

On the nose, warm aromas come in waves, bringing to mind the precious cargoes of the East, with scents of marzipan, leather, Ceylon tea, dried spices, tobacco and sandalwood.

This journey continues on the palate, as bright complexities of orange peel and rich dark notes of black cherries and treacle come to the fore.

Shipwright then settles gently, dry at first, then gliding into lingering spicy notes with hints of an old leather armchair. A wonderful elegant whisky to savour alone or share with friends.”

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Sipsmith Adds Chilli & Lime Gin Into The Mix


May 13,2021

International coffee liqueur brand Tia Maria has introduced an indulgent creamy liqueur with the distinctive flavours and natural caffeine of Japanese green Matcha tea extract

With an ABV of 17%, Tia Maria Matcha is made using Japanese green tea extract, which provides ‘caffeine and a floral twist’ to the liquid.

“Matcha is extremely popular in coffee shops and it is known around the world for its earthy notes and natural caffeine, so pairing it with our premium Tia Maria flavour was a complimentary fit,” said Ignacio Llaneza, vice president of brand and trade marketing at Disaronno International.

Tia Maria Matcha encourages consumers to slow down from busy schedules and “take your matcha time.” Reinforced with the hashtag #takeyourmatchatime. Tia Maria Matchaproposes a new ritual by mixing two teaspoons of sugar and one teaspoon of matcha powder in a dish and rimming the glass of their Tia Maria Matcha serve.

“Tia Maria continues to strive to meet a younger consumer audience and we’re looking forward to introducing the concept of a mindful Matcha ritual through Tia Maria Matcha,” Llaneza continued.

The perfect Tia Maria Matcha serves include:

Tia Maria Matcha Ritual

Mix two teaspoons of sugar and one teaspoon of matcha powder in a dish. Chill your glass for 10 minutes or wait until you have moisture on the glass. Dip the glass rim into the mix of matcha powder and sugar. Fill the glass with ice and add Tia Maria Matcha




Create your perfect green matcha rim on half of a coupe or martini glass. Pour Tia Maria Matcha and vodka into a cocktail shaker. Top up the shaker with ice. Shake the ingredients together. Pour in the contents of the shaker using a strainer and sieve into the glass.

The new liqueur is available now through the US and will be available in the UK later this summer

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Sipsmith Adds Chilli & Lime Gin Into The Mix


May 13,2021

UK gin distillery Hayman’s has released a new expression infused with exotic citrus flavours that include notes of kumquat, pomelo, Persian lime and mandarin.

“As the first London gin distilling family to include citrus as a key botanical, we are simply adding a delicious exotic citrus flavour to our style of gin, said Hayman’s co-owner James Hayman.

“At a time when the consumer is increasingly more conscious about natural ingredients, this is a gin with additional flavour that is naturally distilled from botanicals. The flavour profile of Exotic Citrus derives from the hand-peeled and sundried fruit,” Hayman continued.

The 41.1% ABV gin is made using a two-day process, whereby the peels’ citrusy flavours and oils are distilled to complement the citrus-forward style of the family-run distillery’s signature London Distilled Gin.

The brand suggests that the Hayman’s Exotic Citrus is best enjoyed over ice with premium tonic water, and garnished with a slice of fresh orange and sprig of fresh basil.

With a distilling heritage stretching back to the 18th century, Hayman’s is one of the oldest names in UK gin. After a spell making its spirits in Essex, the brand moved to a new home in Balham, southwest London, in 2018.

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