Hi-Spirits welcomes Tales of the Cocktail to Edinburgh

Hi-Spirits is bringing a selection of its leading brands out in force when the Tales of the Cocktail festival comes to Edinburgh in April.

Southern Comfort, Buffalo Trace, Fernet Branca and Brooklyn Gin will all have a high-profile presence during Tales of the Cocktail on Tour, a five-day celebration of cocktail culture which runs in Edinburgh from 1- 5 April.

Langley’s brings back a classic with Old Tom Gin

Charter Brands is launching Langley’s Old Tom gin, reviving a classic style that offers the growing army of gin enthusiasts a different flavour profile in cocktails and mixed drinks.

Langley’s Old Tom is Charter Brands’ first new product since the launch three years ago of the acclaimed and multiple award-winning Langley’s No.8 gin. Old Tom is a style originally popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. Old Tom offers a more intense yet slightly sweeter taste than a classic London Dry Gin, however, it’s not as sweet as a Dutch Jenever.

Southern Comfort Southern Showdown

Hi-Spirits launches Southern Comfort Cocktail Competition

Bartenders set for a Southern Showdown!

Bartenders are being challenged to create a new cocktail using Southern Comfort, with a trip to New Orleans on offer to six regional winners.

The Southern Showdown cocktail competition is looking for unique new recipes that capture the spirit of the city of New Orleans, where the classic whiskey-based liqueur has its roots. Distributor Hi-Spirits is inviting bars from across the UK to submit entries online, with the best entrants invited to make their cocktail for judges at the six regional Showdowns.

Hi-Spirits to distribute Paddy Irish Whiskey in the UK

Hi-Spirits is to distribute Paddy, the world’s fourth biggest Irish whiskey brand, in the UK from 1 July.

The new agreement covers distribution in the UK on-trade, off-trade and travel retail markets, and follows the acquisition of the Paddy brand by US spirits company Sazerac in May.

Dan Bolton, managing director of Hi-Spirits, said: “Paddy is a wonderful fit with our existing portfolio. Both Irish and American whiskey have seen strong growth over recent years, and being able to offer our customers Paddy alongside the Buffalo Trace American whiskey portfolio is a significant development.

Hi-Spirits to distribute Southern Comfort and Tuaca in the UK

Hi-Spirits to distribute Southern Comfort and Tuaca in the UK

Hi-Spirits is to distribute Southern Comfort and Tuaca in the UK, from 1st April 2016 following the acquisition of the two leading speciality brands by US spirits company Sazerac.

Dan Bolton, managing director of Hi-Spirits, said: “Southern Comfort and Tuaca are both iconic brands, and a great fit with our expanding portfolio. With strong consumer followings we are looking forward to building further distribution across the UK on-trade, off-trade and travel retail channels.”


Buffalo Bourbon Empire Pop-up Bar

We’re back, so come and sip on some of the finest cocktails in town.

This October sees our Buffalo Bourbon Empire return for yet another London Cocktail Week to dispel some of your post-summer blues. From the moment you step through the door, immerse yourself in all that is Buffalo Trace.  Taste some of the world’s great whiskey whilst we transport you to the Buffalo Trace Distillery.

Hi-Spirits to distribute Langley’s No.8 Gin

Award winning craft spirit Langley’s No.8 Gin is extending its reach through a new distribution agreement with Hi-Spirits.

The acclaimed small batch gin will be available to both the on-trade and off-trade through Hi-Spirits from May 1. Langley’s No.8 is a 41.7% premium gin made at the historic Langley Distillery in the Midlands.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka wins Duty Free accolade

Tito’s Handmade Vodka has been named best new product in the Frontier Duty Free Association Gold Standard Awards for the Canadian duty free industry.

The latest accolade sees the Texan craft spirit build further internationally on the success that has made it one of the fastest-growing spirits brands in the US. Tito’s Handmade Vodka won the award from a shortlist that also included The Kraken Black Spiced Rum and Glenfiddich Select Cask.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka joins forces with the 2015 NME Awards

Tito’s Handmade Vodka is proud to sponsor this year’s infamous NME awards and is also pleased to be supporting the Best Track category.

With past winners including Oasis, Florence and the Machine and Arctic Monkeys, the NME awards have been recognising and rewarding the very best in music for over 60 years. This year the NME awards are back and bigger than ever maintaining their jovial and humorous character and featuring live performances from some of the world’s biggest acts including The Vaccines, Royal Blood, Run the Jewels and more.

Moskovskaya cocktail contest puts the focus on food

London bartender Pie Panah has won a trip to the Moscow Bar Show in a Moskovskaya Vodka competition that tested competitors’ food matching ability as well as their mixology skills.


Moskovskaya distributor Hi-Spirits asked entrants to create a cocktail to accompany an entrée or main course, as well as an aperitif for diners to enjoy before the meal. The dishes were created by Jamie Dobbin, head chef at the One Canada Square restaurant and bar in Canary Wharf, where finalists gathered to prepare their drinks for the judges.