Warm Autumn Tipples

Toasting this seasons must-drink beers and gins with an Autumn glow

As the nights draw in and the seasons change, it is goodbye to summer cocktails on the terrace and hello to Autumn tipples such as amber beers and crispy gins. Long walks kicking golden leaves and breathing the fresh air of Autumn lend themselves to cosy twilight drinks with friends, and as staycation continues, our new favourites are home grown in the UK, of course, as we continue to celebrate all things local.


This season’s must-drink beer is set to be Hiver Honey Blonde Beer, which is as much a stunner as its name suggests. Brewed with British honey from urban and rural bee hives it is a fresh, easy drinking beer with an amber glint in the glass to light up the darker evenings.

Bees seem to have become the heroes of the hour with gardeners everywhere planting bee friendly flowers this year, and bee keeping itself proving to be one of the less likely hobbies taken up during the pandemic.

Hiver Blonde uses three raw honeys, Kent Apple Blossom, Kennington Urban and Yorkshire Heather.

It is born from the sweet dreams of founder Hannah Rhodes’ love of urban and rural bees coupled with lifelong passion for craft beer and sustainable produce. The award winning beer is available to buy in Waitrose or online for £2 RRP. And as it is suitable for vegetarians, this could be the time of year to Hivernate.



Non beer drinkers can lift their spirits with a new gin from Scotland which cuts through the Autumn glow with its clear and crisp flavour.

Caorunn Core is passionately handcrafted in small batches in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. This super premium gin is quadruple-distilled and uses only the finest pure grain spirit as well as traditional and foraged gin botanicals. A modern "London Dry", Caorunn Core is clean, crisp, sweet, full-bodied and aromatic, with a long, refreshing and slightly drying finish. Perfect with some autumnal snacks in the light of a roaring fire.

Available to purchase at selected Waitrose, Sainsbury's and Tesco stores, The Whisky Shop and other specialist spirit retailers. RRP £29

So whether it is at a virtual Bonfire party or a Zoom pumpkin Halloween evening, we are looking forward to toasting friends and family with this seasons sensuous drinks