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We saw huge support from people living locally, especially during the first lockdown. Home deliveries and the wholesale trade helped keep our business going during these tough months (year!). We reached new customers who discovered our bottled cocktails as a result of lockdown, which is great. In a way, we’re very lucky that our business could be so adaptable which sadly can’t be said for other types of businesses. If you’re a hairdresser, you have to shut up shop in lockdown and that’s that. We’re looking forward to our bar being open again and chatting to locals while they sip a cocktail or two! Being open as a bar, shop and bottling facility is what it’s all about for us.
It’s hard to say how comfortable customers will feel about coming back to bars after all this time but we certainly think that bottled cocktails are here to stay. Our customers seem to have truly embraced treating themselves to our delicious concoctions at home (and sending them as gifts to friends/family).
Refreshing, natural tasting drinks with a low sugar content. Being good to yourself and knowing what you’re drinking or eating (and how it’s been made) as a consumer seems to be a growing trend. The support for local businesses, and shopping with small businesses in particular, will hopefully continue to be a big part of how consumers behave.
You can’t beat a good Old Fashioned or a Negroni. And with the warmer weather coming, we always make sure we mix and bottle plenty of our fruity cocktails. Our Margarita and Passion Fruit Daiquiri cocktails became best sellers in the spring last year.
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