The monthly round-up of what’s new in low/no, beer, cider, wine, spirits, RTDs and mixers

Bunnahabhain Distillery Fèis Ìle whiskies

Various abvs

£120 – £400

USP: Islay distillery Bunnahabhain has released three limited-edition whiskies in celebration of this year’s Fèis Ìle – the annual Islay Festival. The whiskies are: a 14-year-old Ruby Port Cask Finish,a 19-year-old Mòine Madeira Finish and a 23-year-old Triple Sherry Wood Finish.

Saltire Rare Malt Collection 2024 

Various abvs

£79 – £105

USP: Independent bottler Saltire Rare Malt has released its first whiskies: Glen Moray 17 years old,  Aultmore 14 years old and Tamnavulin 15 years old. Saltire Rare Malt is initially rolling out its products in the UK and the Netherlands, with other countries set to follow. 

Bolney English Vines Rosé 2023

£30

USP: Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes, Bolney’s latest rosé looks to tap into summer drinking occasions. It has aromas of strawberry, watermelon and peach blossom, with a gentle acidity and dry finish.

Chouffe Brewery Big Chouffe

8% abv

£14

USP: Launching exclusively in Waitrose for a limited-edition run ahead of Father’s Day, Chouffe has created a magnum-sized bottle of its Belgium blond beer La Chouffe. The bottle features artwork from Belgian comic book author Michel Constant. The beer will be available online and in-store from June 5 – 18. 

Bolney English Garden Spritz

6% abv

£17

USP: Bolney’s new lower-alcohol spritz was made using the winery’s 2022 Chardonnay-based Bianco Vermouth and Folkington’s tonic. Cara Lee Dely, head of winemaking at Bolney, said: “In creating English Garden Spritz, we set out to capture some of the magic that we have on our estate, and we believe we have done exactly that – just in time for Summer.”

Panther M*lk Crema, Rosa, Cafe, and Menta

15% abv

£18 (RRP, 50cl)

USP: Glasgow-based Panther M*lk, the oat milk ready-to-drink cocktail company, has rolled out a new bottle design and an extended range of flavours, featuring Panther M*lk Crema, Rosa, Cafe, and Menta.  

VK Blue 0.0%

0% abv

£23 (24 x 257 ml)

USP: VK has entered the low/no market for the first time with a 0.0% edition of its original Blue variant. Craig Chapman, spokesperson at VK, said the new launch was inspired by the rising number of younger drinkers who are looking to moderate their consumption: “Our loyal VK fans are at the heart of everything we do, so recognising the changing drinking culture among 18-24s and supporting these choices through product innovation is incredibly important to us.”