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Akashi-Tai Sake

A family-run Sake brewery since 1856. Pioneered by several generations of the Yonezawa family. Now guided by Sake Master, Kimio Yonezawa. Located in the port city of Akashi in southwest Japan, the brewery continues to produce sakes and liqueurs, as it has for over a century.

Sponsors of the UKBG National Cocktail Competition 2021

Ryukyu 1429 Authentic Awamori

Ryukyu 1429 Authentic Awamori

Japan’s oldest distilled spirit, dating back to the fifteenth century. Awamori is the treasured spirit of the ancient RYUKYU Kingdom of Japan.

Monkey Shoulder

Monkey Shoulder

The blended malt whisky from William Grant & Sons, now a stalwart brand of the cocktail scene. Partners with the UKBG for the ‘Hospitality Offline’ Podcast Series.

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Casa Noble Tequila

Founded by Maestro Tequilero, Jose “Pepe” Hermosillo. Made from individually selected organic estate-grown 100% Blue Weber Agave. Made in small batches, triple-distilled, aged in French white oak barrels longer than the category norm (Reposado – aged 364 days; Añejo – aged two years). Bottled by hand.

HighWest

High West Distillery

High West began with humble roots, opening a small, 250-gallon still and Saloon in an historic livery stable and garage.  In 2015, High West opened their distillery in Wanship, Utah, which acts as a space for educational whiskey tasting, pairings and tours, and houses a 1600-gallon copper pot still.

High West’s products  have received numerous accolades and awards. In 2016, Whisky Advocate, America’s leading whiskey magazine, named High West its “Distiller of the Year.”

RealMcCoy

The Real McCoy Rum

A multi-award winning collection of rum, produced in honor of anti-prohibitionist and rum smuggler, Bill McCoy. Small batch distilled in a rare artisan combination of copper pot & column stills, then authentically tropically aged in heavy char American Oak bourbon barrels for a full 3, 5 or 12 years.

Organisations

The Drinks Trust

The Drinks Trust

Since 1886, The Drinks Trust (formerly The Benevolent) has provided care and support to the people who form the drinks industry workforce, both past and present. The Drinks Trust is run by drinks industry professionals, funded by drinks industry partners and supported by thousands of drinks industry fundraisers, volunteers and contributors.

Small Batch Learning

Small Batch Learning

Small Batch Learning is a hospitality-specific smart learning network that was built to remove one of the major barriers to training: cost. Believing professional education is a non-negotiable part of anyone’s job, we have built an online training platform, developed content aimed at different staff experience levels, and made it all available for bars, restaurants and hotels free-of-charge.

The Mixing Class

The Mixing Class

The Mixing Class is one of the world’s leading independent WSET spirits school, delivering award-winning Spirits Education led by cocktail and spirits industry veterans.

Hospitality Gig

The Hospitality Gig

The Hospitality Gig provides a platform to connect businesses directly with hospitality talent. They provide a unique opportunity for companies to tap into amazing, big brand-trained talent to fill a gap in your bar.

Healthy Hospo

Healthy Hospo

Healthy Hospo is a not-for-profit organisation with the dream of a healthier, happier hospitality industry. Providing training, events and workshops, and working to build healthier workplaces.