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Whisky firm launches two new expressions

Independent family distiller, William Grant & Sons, announces the launch of a new 10 year old single..

Independent family distiller, William Grant & Sons, announces the launch of a new 10 year old single malt Scotch whisky, Aerstone.

The brand focusses on the impact of maturation and malting on flavour and is available in two expressions – Sea Cask 10 Year Old and Land Cask 10 Year Old.

This new range aims to simplify the taste messaging in the single malt category and help new single malt drinkers navigate the flavours of the category easily through clear taste descriptors on pack.

The range showcases two different styles of whisky under the same brand, allowing consumers to easily understand the spectrum of flavours and demystify the traditional – and often complex – language associated with the category.

Sea Cask, described as smooth and easy on the pack, is a classic Speyside-style single malt with nutty vanilla notes. This whisky develops its character from the time spent aging in warehouses located close to the sea on the Ayrshire coast, giving the whisky a subtle salty note on the finish.

Land Cask is described as rich and smoky and is a peated single malt heroing the use of highland peat in the malting. This whiskys flavours are developed in warehouses located further inland, allowing the smoky notes to shine through.

Sean Wiemann, global innovation brand manager at William Grant & Sons, said: We wanted to create a brand that would allow consumers to make a confident choice and offer a great everyday single malt to complement the rest of our premium portfolio. We recognise that for some consumers, the category is complex and can be intimidating.

With Aerstone we want to break down some of those barriers and help simplify single malts, inviting existing malt drinkers and new entrants to learn about all the different flavours and styles of single malt Scotch.

Brian Kinsman, master blender at William Grant & Sons, added: We have developed two very different and evocative flavour profiles under the one brand, both inspired by the Scottish environment and raw elements where we age our whisky. With a 10 year age statement, people can expect a well-rounded single malt whisky with depth of flavours that will intrigue not only new drinkers, but also more experienced single malt enthusiasts.

The packaging, developed in conjunction with Here Design in London, aims to help consumers clearly understand what each whisky might taste like without focussing on the more typical – and often ambiguous – whisky analogies for flavour.

Neil Barker, managing director at William Grant & Sons UK, concluded: Our consumer research has shown that an accessible single malt is set to be a great addition to both the category and our portfolio. With two great expressions available, solidly rooted in our proud Scottish heritage and its landscape, Aerstone perfectly complements peoples increasing interest in hyper-localism, identified in our 2018 Market Report.

Aerstone will be introduced to the UK market from mid-September and will initially launch in Tesco. The launch will be supported by a marketing campaign centred on Single Malt. Two Choices. in the coming months.

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Eight reusable straws to ensure you never struggle with a McDonalds milkshake again

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There has been uproar ever since McDonalds ditched its pla..

(Picture: AMAZON, EcoStrawz and Waitrose)

There has been uproar ever since McDonalds ditched its plastic straws for cardboard ones in a bid to crack down on plastic-use.

People have been taking to Twitter to complain about how the straws become soggy, and how difficult it is to drink a milkshake using them.

People have become so upset that a petition to bring back the plastic straws has been started, and has over 34,000 signatures already.

Thankfully there are many alternatives to ensure you can enjoy a McDonalds milkshake without contributing to plastic waste.

Weve collated a few of the best reusable straws available below, which are all pretty cheap considering theyre designed to last forever, to help you find something to make sure you never have to struggle with a McDonalds milkshake again.

These straws are made from natural wheat
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These straws are said to add a rustic and natural touch to your drink, and are completely sustainable.

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Theyre made from nothing other than wheat, making them disposable, yet biodegradale and composable. These straws can also be easily cut down if you requre a specific length.

Unlike paper and cardboard alternatives, the straws feature a naturally non-porous finish, meaning they dont disintergrate or become soggy.

These reusable silicone straws are cute
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These colourful straws are made using BPA free silicone and are 100% safe to use.

They are extra wide in diameter and can be used for both warm and cold drinks, including thick drinks like milkshakes.

The straws fit any size cups and tumblers, and are both flexible and firm.

Theyre also safe for delicate mouths and teeth.

Asda's reusable straws cost £2
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These straws are easy to locate as they are sold in Asda. They were made to be kind to the environment and reduce plastic waste and are made from metal. Theyre both eco-friendly and reusable.

These glass straws come with coloured tips
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These straws are handmade from non-toxic glass which is safe for drinking both hot and cold drinks.

They are unlikely to break due to the thick glass used and they come with two full-length brushes to help you remove any clogging and to keep the straws clean.

Dont panic – weve already created a guide on how to properly clean a reusable straw.

These straws are made from 100% natural bamboo
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These lightweight natrual bamboo drinking straws are made from bamboo and are sourced from sustainable, panda-fee forests in China.

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Their natural composition ensures each straw provides a lovely unique and rustic addition to your drink of choice.

The straws can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher, though to prolong their life its recommended you wash them by hand.

Stainless steel straws, £7.99 for a pack of eight
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These straws are made of top grade stainless steel which is solid, durable, crush-proof, scratch-proof and rust free.

The straws come in rose gold and fit most tall travel mugs, tumblers, and glasses.

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Hotel Chocolat launches new vegan ice lollies

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Attention, vegans: Hotel Chocolat is launching two all-natural vegan ice l..

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Attention, vegans: Hotel Chocolat is launching two all-natural vegan ice lollies made with real fruit and dipped in the companys luxury chocolate.

The vegan lollies come in a zesty orange and lemon flavour dipped in 70% dark chocolate, and also a double chocolate flavour.

There are two other new lollies which arent vegan, but are still exciting: A salted caramel brimming with dulce de leche notes and dipped in caramel chocolate as well as strawberry and cream, which is smothered in high-cocoa white chocolate. Yum.

The new ice creams will be available in 10 stores across the country: Birmingham Bullring, Cambridge, Derby, Hitchin, Leeds Trinity, London Kings Cross, London – Regent Street, Milton Keynes, Nottingham and St. Albans.

Each lolly will cost £3.25, and will accompany the brands other vegan products, which includes hot chocolates, truffles and turkish delight.

The new ice lollies are all vegan
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Of course, Hotel Chocolat isnt the first brand to release vegan ice creams.

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Just recently, Holland & Barrett did the same with its very own range.

The health food and supplements shop has started selling three own-brand vegan ice creams, in peanut butter, passion fruit and salted caramel flavours.

Each 500ml tub costs £3.99 and is a vegan alternative to brand favourites such as Halo Top.

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Each tub is dairy-free and organic, and features a sealable top rather than a separate lid to reduce waste.

Holland & Barrett ditches cream and milk for coconut and avocado to achieve the same creamy consistency, and the ice creams are also low calorie.

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Eight reusable straws to ensure you never struggle with a McDonalds milkshake again

(Picture: AMAZON, EcoStrawz and Waitrose)
There has been uproar ever since McDonalds ditched its pla..

(Picture: AMAZON, EcoStrawz and Waitrose)

There has been uproar ever since McDonalds ditched its plastic straws for cardboard ones in a bid to crack down on plastic-use.

People have been taking to Twitter to complain about how the straws become soggy, and how difficult it is to drink a milkshake using them.

People have become so upset that a petition to bring back the plastic straws has been started, and has over 34,000 signatures already.

Thankfully there are many alternatives to ensure you can enjoy a McDonalds milkshake without contributing to plastic waste.

Weve collated a few of the best reusable straws available below, which are all pretty cheap considering theyre designed to last forever, to help you find something to make sure you never have to struggle with a McDonalds milkshake again.

These straws are made from natural wheat
(Picture: EcoStrawz)

These straws are said to add a rustic and natural touch to your drink, and are completely sustainable.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Theyre made from nothing other than wheat, making them disposable, yet biodegradale and composable. These straws can also be easily cut down if you requre a specific length.

Unlike paper and cardboard alternatives, the straws feature a naturally non-porous finish, meaning they dont disintergrate or become soggy.

These reusable silicone straws are cute
(Picture: Amazon)

These colourful straws are made using BPA free silicone and are 100% safe to use.

They are extra wide in diameter and can be used for both warm and cold drinks, including thick drinks like milkshakes.

The straws fit any size cups and tumblers, and are both flexible and firm.

Theyre also safe for delicate mouths and teeth.

Asda's reusable straws cost £2
(Picture: Asda)

These straws are easy to locate as they are sold in Asda. They were made to be kind to the environment and reduce plastic waste and are made from metal. Theyre both eco-friendly and reusable.

These glass straws come with coloured tips
(Picture: Amazon)

These straws are handmade from non-toxic glass which is safe for drinking both hot and cold drinks.

They are unlikely to break due to the thick glass used and they come with two full-length brushes to help you remove any clogging and to keep the straws clean.

Dont panic – weve already created a guide on how to properly clean a reusable straw.

These straws are made from 100% natural bamboo
(Picture: EchoStrawz)

These lightweight natrual bamboo drinking straws are made from bamboo and are sourced from sustainable, panda-fee forests in China.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Their natural composition ensures each straw provides a lovely unique and rustic addition to your drink of choice.

The straws can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher, though to prolong their life its recommended you wash them by hand.

Stainless steel straws, £7.99 for a pack of eight
(Picture: Amazon)

These straws are made of top grade stainless steel which is solid, durable, crush-proof, scratch-proof and rust free.

The straws come in rose gold and fit most tall travel mugs, tumblers, and glasses.

More: Read More – Source

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