Well, it’s less than a week to go before Sip Or Mix officially starts trading (or should that read incurring debts!) and things are shaping up nicely!
I’m very pleased to have some of my most favourite brands on board!
St Nicholas Abbey was the first brand I looked after and it just wouldn’t feel right to be operating without it. We’ll be back with the barrel at RumFest this year and we have the roll out of the 8 Year Old and 12 Year Old, in the not too distant future, to look forward to. Taking a little longer will be the SNA estate produced rum, hopefully showing a 3 Year Old age statement…
La Maison Fontaine is also a brand I’ve become very attached to since managing from last September. Absinthe is an extremely interesting category and often very misunderstood. It’s been a pleasure to work closely with the Brand Owners, the Industry and many creative types along the way. I’m looking forward to keeping up the good work!
Sw4 Gin is a new brand for me and has already received a lot of respect from the industry. “The Gin of Champions” as someone pointed out to me only yesterday. Without Park Place Drinks none of this would have happened quite so easily or as quickly and for that, I’m very grateful and can’t wait to get stuck in. Look out Clapham!
Jade Liqueurs is a range new to the UK and should shake things up a bit. Absinthe is an expanding category in the UK, indeed the world, and it’s only right that we should have access to historically correct, vintage styles that put the record straight. T. A. Breaux’s Perique Tobacco Liqueur is also a gem which addresses the recent (and ongoing) debate about the toxicity of tobacco infusions, as well as preserving an historical tradition which dates back to the indigenous indians of Louisiana.
If you would like to know any more about the brands in the Sip or Mix portfolio, perhaps a tasting and some training, please feel free to email me: