Dead Man’s Fingers and Kopparberg announce new products
Dead Man’s Fingers Announces Two New Services
Dead Man’s Fingers announced the release of two new tequila-based offerings, a tequila coffee liqueur (28% ABV) and a new service RTD Margarita (5% ABV).
The brand’s coffee liqueur blends quality tequila with bittersweet coffee flavors, to be enjoyed over ice, in a shot or mixed into a gourmet cocktail such as an Espresso Martini, while the new RTD variant is made from from Dead Man’s Fingers Tequila Reposado.
Marketing Director of Dead Man’s Fingers, Rachel Adams, said: “Originally the maverick rum of choice, Dead Man’s Fingers has recently adapted its disruptive style into relevant new categories, injecting excitement and recruiting new consumer generation. The launch of our latest Tequila products is no exception.
“We know that the liqueur category continues to perform well, while coffee flavors are also in high demand from consumers, so we are confident that our tequila coffee liqueur will be popular with spirits drinkers.
“Similarly, RTDs continue to see good traction, we have had great success with the initial launch of our RTD trio – Spiced Rum & Cola, Spiced Rum & Ginger, Passion Fruit Rum & Lemonade, and we are confident that our new can Margarita will also be a popular choice among [consumers] looking for a high quality cocktail at a very affordable price”.
Both products are available now from the Drop Store at RRP £22 for a 70cl of Tequila Coffee Liqueur and RRP £24.99 for 12 x 330ml cans of Margarita serve.
- 60ml Dead Man’s Fingers Coffee Tequila Liqueur
- 60ml cold black coffee
- 1 tablespoon sugar or sugar syrup (sugar syrup prepared with a 2:1 ratio of sugar to hot water and stirred)
- Put all the ingredients in a shaker with ice
- Shake vigorously, make sure the sugar is dissolved and the coffee has foamed
- Strain into a martini glass
- Sprinkle cocoa on top for decoration
Kopparberg expands its range of spices
Swedish premium beverage brand Kopparberg has expanded its spiced cider portfolio with the launch of its latest variant, Spiced Blackberry (4% ABV).
Offering notes of sweet and tart blackberry alongside warming cinnamon, Kopparberg Spiced Blackberry can be enjoyed hot or cold.
Moreover, according to a study conducted in May this year by product intelligence platform VYPR, nearly half of fruit cider drinkers enjoy hot cider throughout the winter, with 57% of respondents indicating a berry flavor in their favorite fruit cider variety.
Kopparberg Marketing Manager Rob Salvesen said, “Kopparberg is famous for its fruit flavors, and our winter range has been specially designed to deliver all the flavor Kopparberg is famous for with a hint of cinnamon; whether eaten hot or cold.
“Inspired by the Northern Lights, we designed the Spicy Variants’ new look using rich autumnal purple and brown colors to bring a feeling of warmth and comfort while standing out from the full range as a special seasonal treat.”
Alongside the new offer, the brand’s Spiced Apple Cider (4% ABV) will also be available all winter from Asda at RRP £2.20 per 500ml bottle.
Kopparberg Spiced Blackberry is now available in a 500ml bottle format from Sainsburys at an RRP of £1.90 per serving.
Black Sheep Brewery Announces Penultimate Seasonal Cask
Black Sheep Brewery has announced the launch of Sprinter, its penultimate seasonal draft beer for 2022.
The latest offering from the Yorkshire-based brewery is a fruity 3.8% ABV extra pale beer with a light malt base, brewed with a blend of New World hops and combining flavors of fresh citrus with mellow grapefruit with a bitter finish.
Jack Scott Paul, Marketing Manager for Black Sheep Brewery, said: “What better way to continue our 30e birthday parties than by launching a new beer on tap to beat the dark days of November.
“Whether it’s your first draft beer or you’re an aficionado, at Black Sheep Brewery we truly believe there’s a draft pint for everyone, and we hope Sprinter’s refreshing flavor will be a hit. among punters in November”.
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Cotswolds Distillery launches new flavored gin
The Cotswolds Distillery has launched its latest gin expression, Cotswolds Hedgerow Gin.
Inspired by the fruit and flora found in British hedgerows in late summer and early autumn, the brand’s latest variation is made with sloe juice, sloe, blackberry, of plum and elderberry, layered with award-winning Cotswolds Dry Gin.
Cotswolds Distillery Founder and CEO Dan Szor said: “We are delighted to introduce Cotswolds Hedgerow Gin to our customers and to share some of our wonderful Cotswolds campaign with the general public.
“Infused with flavour, this is the perfect edition to the Cotswolds Gin range entering the sweet fruity season.”
Cotswolds Hedgerow Gin (40% ABV), is now available in a 70cl bottle format from Master of Malt at an RRP of £34.95.
Innis & Gunn expands Vanishing Point portfolio
Innis & Gunn has unveiled Vanishing Point 06, an 11% ABV Imperial stout, brewed in collaboration with single malt Scotch whiskey brand, The Glenlivet.
The latest in Innis & Gunn’s annual Vanishing Point series, now in its sixth year, ‘Vanishing Point 06’ has been aged in oak barrels that previously held 18-year-old Glenlivet whisky.
During its 365 days of maturation in Glenlivet casks, the stout takes on the characteristics of whiskey left in oak, which harmonize with the dark chocolate and caramel notes of the beer.
Jet black in color, the beer, of which only 1,500 bottles will be available, offers an almost spicy but balanced flavor, with notes of honeycomb caramel and vanilla.
Vanishing Point 06 will be available in exclusive gift sets from Friday 11 November in 500ml bottle format at an RRP of £15 via the Innis & Gunn online store.
Innis & Gunn Founder and Brewmaster Dougal Gunn Sharp: “Our first edition of Vanishing Point dates back to 2016 and since then each annual beer release has been an evolution of the last.
“A ‘Vanishing Point’ is something always slightly out of reach and that name fits perfectly with this beer and our quest for continued progression in brewing, evolving year on year.
“Collaborating with Glenlivet to mature this beer in their rare 18-year-old whiskey casks has taken Vanishing Point 06 to another level, introducing flavors and complexity that only a skillfully matured whiskey in this way could have left in the casks. “
Salcombe Distilling Co announces first commercial rum
Multi-award winning distillery Salcombe Distilling Co. has expanded its portfolio with the release of Island Street.
A blend of single-estate golden rum produced in Salcombe, Devon, and exotic Caribbean rums and spices, Island Street offers notes of sweet brown sugar and toasted coconut alongside a hint of pineapple on the nose with a mix of minced pie and vanilla on the palate. and a subtle floral finish.
Salcombe Distilling Co co-founder Angus Lugsdin said: “To create our luxurious Island Street spirit, we first ferment, distill and age molasses in Salcombe to produce a single estate golden rum.
“We then blend rum from a single estate with a three-year-old pot-distilled gold rum from Jamaica and a three-year-old column-distilled rum from the Dominican Republic, as well as a spiced pineapple distillate unique that we create here in Salcombe.
“The result is a sweet and spicy golden rum, which we are exceptionally proud of.
To be enjoyed on ice, accompanied by a premium ginger ale or as an old-fashioned spicy twist, Island Street (40% ABV) is now available in 50cl bottles in the brand’s online store at the recommended retail price. from £35.
Whitebox launches a new ready-to-serve cocktail
Whitebox Cocktails, the ready-to-serve cocktail brand created by award-winning bartenders, has introduced its latest offering, the Classic Cosmo (16.8% ABV).
Boasting a dusty pink hue and bright citrus flavours, Whitebox’s Classic Cosmo has been crafted with premium vodka and triple sec, blended with cranberry and lime in a 100ml serving ready to be tasted.
Whitebox co-founder Alex Lawrence said, “Our new Cosmopolitan takes the time and the guesswork to create the perfect installment.
“Originally dry, tangy and sophisticated, we’ve stayed true to Cosmo’s roots by keeping things balanced and classic.”
Best served chilled and garnished with a splash of orange, Whitebox’s Classic Cosmo is available to order direct from the brand’s online store at an RRP of £30 for six servings.
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