Newcastle business Kocktail launches in John Lewis

The successful cocktail subscription service based in Newcastle is growing.

Kocktail is an award-winning business based in Forth Goods Yard, Newcastle. It is a cocktail brand who specialise in ready to drink bottled cocktails, delivered straight to your door with a subscription costing only £29.

After launching two years ago, the brand has gone on to achieve great success. They have sold over 100,000 cocktails and are set to double sales this year, with an exciting brand-new launch in John Lewis stores and online from September.

Co-Founder at Kocktail, Andrew Hutchinson, said: “We are delighted Kocktail will be available online and at John Lewis department stores from September. It’s a huge step for us as a team and we are honoured to have the opportunity to share our carefully crafted drinks with even more cocktail lovers across the country.”

Co-Founder at Kocktail, Andrew Hutchinson, said: “We are delighted Kocktail will be available online and at John Lewis department stores from September."

John Lewis Alcohol Buyer, Daisy Sherwood, said: “John Lewis are really excited to launch Kocktail. With each recipe created by expert mixologist Neil Donachie the flavours are delicious. They will be a great addition to our alcohol department both in stores nationwide and online.”

The John Lewis range will feature Kocktail’s multi-award winning Espresso Martini, which granted the team’s first Great Taste Award. However, exclusive to John Lewis will be the brand-new Pumpkin Spiced Espresso Martini, perfect for the upcoming autumn nights. Also included in the range are the Cherry Cola Old Fashioned and the Chocolate Negroni, all of which are available in 500ml bottles, costing £25 each. In addition, two brand-new premium gift sets will be available for £22, The Classic Cocktail Collection and The Old Fashioned Collection.

Exclusive to John Lewis is Kocktail’s brand-new Pumpkin Spiced Espresso Martini

All of the cocktails within the Kocktail range are designed by award-winning bartender and chief cocktail curator, Neil Donachie, who ensures that premium ingredients and top-quality spirits are at the heart of every recipe. Neil has honed his craft in some of the best cocktail bars in the world, including Kenny Atkinson’s Michel starred House of Tides in Newcastle.

Co-founder Andrew added: “Creating meaningful, memorable dining and entertaining experiences at home has become even more important over the last few years. Staying in can feel like going out, with delicious bar-quality drinks, handmade with expert skill and a balance of fresh, premium spirits and mixers. With all the hard work taken care of, enjoy classics with a Kocktail twist and discover all new favourites. Made for sharing, 500ml bottles are the ideal addition to your dinner party table or home bar cart, with gift sets a perfect present to pop under the tree this December.”

For more information on Kocktail and their subscription service, please visit the Kocktail website.