Haig Club becomes ‘official whisky’ of Inter Miami Making A Stir

Haig Club becomes ‘official whisky’ of Inter Miami

March 1,2020

Single grain Scotch brand Haig Club has signed a sponsorship deal to become the ‘official whisky’ of David Beckham-backed football team Inter Miami CF.

The former football star is also one of the founding partners of single grain Scotch brand Haig Club, which is made at Diageo’s Cameronbridge Distillery.

“Launching Inter Miami CF this year is a really proud moment for me and to have Haig Club be a part of that is really special. I can’t wait to see people enjoying Haig Club in Miami.”

The partnership will debut at on 14 March, when Inter Miami will play against LA Galaxy at its Fort Lauderdale Stadium.

For more information on Haig Club, go to haigwhisky.com

Haig Club becomes ‘official whisky’ of Inter Miami Making A Stir

NON-ALCOHOLIC DELIVERY SERVICE LAUNCHES IN AUSTRALIA

September 30,2020

Craftzero, a dedicated one-stop-shop for artisanal non-alcoholic beers, wines and spirits from around the world has launched in Australia.

Founded in Sydney by veteran alcohol distributors Marc Naggar and Sherif Goubran, the e-commerce site is on a mission to revolutionise the way people consume alcohol and inspire a healthy lifestyle with mindful drinking.

Sourced from craft breweries, small-batch distilleries and family wineries, Craftzero offers a selection of beverages that hero organic and natural ingredients, including non-alcoholic craft beers, wines and small-batch spirits that are low carb, gluten-free, sugar-free, sweetener-free, vegan friendly and zero calories.

Sherif Goubran, Co-Founder and Director of Craftzero, said, “The alcohol-free market is set to grow exponentially over the next few years. Even prior to the onset of Covid-19, Australians were making the shift to a healthier lifestyle and enjoying non-alcoholic beverages. With higher quality products, better options available to consumers and easier accessibility, more and more will be making the switch to non-alcoholic drinks – without being judged.”

With a wide selection of artisanal non-alcoholic beverages available, the site has no minimum order requirements and provides free shipping over $150 Australia wide. Craftzero will also be donating $1 to a chosen charity partner for that month with every order placed.

For more information, go to craftzero.com.au

Haig Club becomes ‘official whisky’ of Inter Miami Making A Stir

‘GROW-YOUR- OWN' GARNISH KITS FROM BACARDI UK AND FLOOM

September 29,2020

Bacardi UK has partnered with artisan florists Floom to create three ‘Grow-Your-Own’ Garnish kits from Bacardi, Bombay Sapphire and Grey Goose.

Designed to bring the garden to glass, the kits offer a selection of fresh garnishes plucked straight from the source to enhance your alfresco gatherings.

Carefully crafted by Floom’s floristry team, each kit will feature two fully grown seasonal plants, such as rosemary, mint, basil, and edible flowers, and will be paired with a 35cl bottle of your choice – either rum, gin or vodka – accompanied by cocktail recipes.

The Mojito kit offers a bottle of Bacardi Rum and two different kinds of mints — Moroccan mint and spearmint. The Basil Spritz kit contains a bottle of Bombay Sapphire Gin as well as beautiful edible flowers and Basil plants. While the Afternoon Spritz kit has Grey Goose Vodka, as well as home-grown rosemary and thyme plants.

Joe McCanta, Global Head of Education and Mixology at Bacardi says “Anyone can be a cocktail expert with just a few fresh plants from their garden. The Bacardi Grow-Your-Own Garnish kits allow people to experiment with fresh flavours and aromas and serve friends and family a unique cocktail that they can be proud of.”

The Bacardi Grow Your Own Garnish kits will be available on floom.com

 

Haig Club becomes ‘official whisky’ of Inter Miami Making A Stir

HENNESSY XO CELEBRATES 150 YEARS WITH LIMITED EDITION DECANTER

September 25,2020

Cognac house Hennessy has partnered with architect Frank Gehry to create 150 limited edition XO decanters to mark the expression’s 150th anniversary.

Priced at £15,000 (US$19,130), the decanter is called ‘Masterpiece’ and uses Gehry’s signature style to brings together gold and glass to depict Hennessy’s legacy.

In addition to this, Hennessy has also created a wider release of limited edition Hennessy XO bottles, also created by Gehry, which will retail for RRP £178 (US$227).

Gehry commented: “It was an honour to be asked to celebrate this milestone for Hennessy XO. While I was excited, it was also daunting because a bottle of Cognac is already a work of art – one you can smell, taste and feel – it doesn’t need embellishment as it’s already there.

“We are showing how we can be creative within that language. There’s such a powerful history and a serious emotional commitment from the people that make this product. It has a resonance that’s interesting to tie into and become a part of.”

Hennessy XO was first created by Maurice Hennessy and cellar master Emile Fillioux in 1870 and was originally intended to be for close family and friends.

In 1947, Gérald de Geoffre, a member of the Hennessy family, created the carafe that Hennessy XO has come to be recognised by today.

Hennessy also plans to mark the 150-year anniversary with a number of festivities in Cognac, France.

For more information go to hennessy.com

Haig Club becomes ‘official whisky’ of Inter Miami Making A Stir

LONDON BAR MILK & HONEY WILL CLOSE FOR GOOD

September 25,2020

After trading for 18 years, the award-winning London bar Milk & Honey will close permanently due to the hospitality curfew imposed in England.

Announcing the news on Twitter, owner Jonathan Downey said, “We’ve got two more nights of drastically reduced trading at Milk & Honey (Fri/Sat) and then, after over 18yrs in Soho, we’re closing for good. After an extension to the #ForfeitureMoratorium, we’d planned to trade until Christmas but the curfew killed us off.

“We used to open from [18:00]-[03:00] Mon-Sat but since lockdown, we’ve been trading [18:00]-[01:00] Thu-Sat at much reduced revenues while protecting six of 15 jobs. The curfew means we can’t carry on. Saturday will be the last night of Milk & Honey and the loss of the last six jobs.”

Through the Hospitality Union, which he founded, Downey has been campaigned tirelessly for more government support to mitigate the risks of business closures and job loses within the hospitality space because of the pandemic.

While the UK government has extended the forfeiture moratorium, preventing business evictions until the end of the year, they have also imposed a 10pm closing time on pubs, bars and restaurants across England from yesterday (24 September), which has been widely condemned.

Trade bodies such as UK Hospitality are warning the sector is “teetering on the edge” following the new curfew rules, and said it could lead to 540,000 job losses.

Haig Club becomes ‘official whisky’ of Inter Miami Making A Stir

IWSC ANNOUNCES THE FIVE BEST WHISKIES IN THE WORLD

September 21,2020

The International Wines & Spirits Competition has announced the Trophy Winners in each of the five categories of whisky from the 2020 spirits judging.

The winners were selected from the Gold Medalists in each category and are the “best of the best” of this year’s entrants.

The winner of the Bourbon Trophy was Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, 1820 Single Barrel Whiskey, 11 YO.

The Worldwide Whisky Trophy was awarded to a German company, Unique Liquids, for their Westfalian Peated 6 YO Single Malt Whisky.

The Glory Leading Whisky Company, a Taiwanese company, won the trophy for Blended Whisky for its Glory Leading 1972 45 YO Blended Scotch Whisky.

The Trophy for Single Malt Whisky – 25 Years and Under, went to the South African beverage giant Distell for the Bunnahabhain 25 YO Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

William Grant & Sons, Glenfiddich 40 YO Single Malt Scotch Whisky won the trophy for Single Malt Scotch Whisky – 26 Years and Over.

For additional details on the Gold and Gold Outstanding medalists and tasting notes go to iwsc.net

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