Former Death & Co bartender Shannon Tebay is set to open a new neighbourhood bar and music venue on the site of the now-closed institution The 12 Bar Club on London’s Denmark Street.

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has announced that planned increases in alcohol duty have been ditched in his mini-budget.

This month Joe and Daniel Schofield, alongside wine expert James Brandwood, will take over the lower ground at Manchester’s Stock Exchange Hotel to launch new cocktail bar Sterling. 

Irish exports bounce back

17 February, 2022

Irish whiskey exports soared by 25% to reach €856m in 2021, according to new government gures, which also show that cream liqueur exports increased 19% to €367m, while gin exports were up 38%, albeit from a lower base.

Tighter restrictions on hospitality venues of been introduced to curb the spread of the Omicron variant in the Republic of Ireland.

Beefeater has announced Beefeater Botanics Lemon & Ginger, a 27.5% abv spirit drink.

Suffolk brewer Adnams has launched two lower-alcohol bottled beers to target daytime drinkers this summer.

First Cape wine is launching lower-alcohol (5.5% abv) extension of its First Cape brand.

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