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Latest News

Because we can't directly mention or promote almost all our clients 

we thought a list of updates with no names will let you know we're not sitting around.


La fée verte - The Green Fairy

19th April 2024

Absinthe joins the more traditional Spirits requested by our clients.

Rich in history and favour this anise based spirit contains wormwood and sweet fennel ensuring rounded flavours and that authentic green hue.

Our client commissioned their branded Spirit at 45% and 50% abvs Santé!

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Danny Boy Liqueur

31st March 2024

A valued client has teamed up with Scunthorpe United football club collaborating on a Liqueur project. Produced in the clubs colours the bright blue drink is finished in dipped melted claret wax. Available in two different sized bottles it's sure to appeal to the fans of the Iron.

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Best Seller of 2023

1st January 2024

Hands down the most ordered product of 2023 was a 37.5% Black Cherry Spiced Rum.

Not only was it designed, promoted and sold effectively... We'd like to think the flavours had something to do with it as well!

The branded Rum sits along side other equally intriguing flavours and forms a stunning client catalogue. New seasonal additions are already under development. 

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Colour Changing Gin

13th February 2024

Clients never stop being creative and a colour changing Gin is certainly that.

Our Lab is always up for a challenge and a few fun samples of course.

The special ingredient is the Butterfly Pea Flower which naturally changes from a light blue to a pink when it's mixed with pH acidity. 

A squeeze of lemon or lime is more than enough, we also found tonic water works just as well. Colour changing spirits are now available to all clients.

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Christmas Record Breaking

November to December 2023

November & December of 2023 saw  clients in all sectors reach new sales records.

With the top 2 sellers naturally growing from our MOQ of 1 box to multiple pallets.

We are always happy to make just 1 box because who knows what it will lead to.

Congratulations to all clients on their exceptional ideas and prolific selling this Christmas.

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The Wizard Bottle 

15th October 2023

A fast growing client was so determined to use the Wizard bottle that they bought out the business which had the glass patent. Now that's determination.

The flagship bottle works perfectly for their brand and is destined for multiple neat and flavoured Spirits in the run up to Christmas.

Our manufacturing processes welcomes unique and unusual glass and ceramics.

Bottling runs can always be customised to suit all clients needs.

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AI Labels

21st July 2023

Clients are utilising AI to help them design their product labels... and sometimes it can take just minutes! They are going from an idea and a blank screen to completed logos, images and product specific content. Having seen this first hand the speed and quality are both equally amazing. 

Clients are very welcome to contact us for additional information about AI design.

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Edible Gold Flake

5th April 2023

Having already worked with edible glitter, real Gold flakes were always going to turn up sooner or later. Some see it as a gimmick, others see it as absolutely essential to their products and brand.

Using real Gold flakes! Clients can now add an eye catching talking point that will create luxury and desire.

Druids & Dragons

23rd March 2023

Two Wizard clients take on the Dragons this Thursday at 8pm on BBC1. The York based entrepreneurial duo manage a number of shops and an immersive golf attraction in Blackpool. 

They will be attempting to persuade the Dragons to invest in a new magical golf course.

We know show records are broken in this battle but which way will the wand fall?

New Bar opening in Lincoln

2nd March 2023

An established Gin brand is opening another larger Bar.

This Lincolnshire wholesaler is adding a chain of Bars to their portfolio.

Capturing the student night life and the busy Lincoln scene.

Opening in the Spring

No Time To Waste 

12th February 2023

Over half of our clients have designed, created and launched a new product in 2023.

Our clients don't waste any time being creative and delivering their new ideas to the marketplace. Utilising the quiet start of the year really is the best practise.

New Bar opening in Merseyside

1st February 2023

An ecommerce Spirit brand who first launched in 2020 lockdown is now opening their first Bar. The best part is it's a secret bar, hidden from public view.

Soon to be a celebrity and famous footballer drinking hole for sure.

Opening end of March

New Bar opening in Sheffield

21st January 2023

An established Rum brand is opening a second larger Bar.

It's perfectly positioned to accommodate the student night life and the city centre stadium fans. Opening end of April

Spirits Split

4th January 2023

Rum made the top spot with 41% of our total output. It's the king in our factory with 95% of clients selling Rum. Gin came second with a respectable 24%. It was a close race last year but Gin has finally given way. Vodka was third with a consistent 16%. Being a multi functional Spirit it always retains popularity. RTD (Ready to drink) combined finished just under 15%. Whisky & Schnapps bring up the rear with 5% and 1% respectively.

So it's all hail Rum!

Retailer in the top 5

7th December 2022

As you would expect, our largest clients are wholesalers who supply through volume.

In November 2022 a single shop retailer made their way to 4th spot on total volume sold for the month. This is the first time we've ever seen this achieved.

Congratulations on some excellent selling!

Record Breaking November

2nd December 2022

Collectively, all clients broke our production record in November 2022.

Rum dominated the production lines and a fair bit of Cream Liqueur was ordered as well.

Congratulations to all clients who maximised the 2022 holiday season. 

Gin Inspiration on the TV

10th July 2022

We are assisting a famous channel 5 client in exploring a range of Gins.

Classic flavours with a few modern twists is exactly what we do.

It's a family business so everyone is picking a flavour each.

Stay tuned for more updates!

The Sips TV Debut

17th April 2022

A big congratulations to Sarah the CEO of The Sip.

Her Rum brand has received huge praise on ITVs Love Your Garden Easter Special aired on ITV - 17.04.22 at 10am GMT

The show was hosted by Alan Titchmarsh with special guests Brian Blessed, Deborah Meadon and Kerrie Ellis, along side horticulturist expert Camilla Bassett Smith 

and cocktail expert Andy Clarke.

Details of the show -

Link to the showcased Rum -

A Big Thankyou

17th April 2022

The Tip Tap & Top team would like to thank Andy Clarke for his support and enthusiasm in showcasing one of our clients products on ITV.

Andy is a food & drink loving writer, broadcaster, event host & TV producer/director.

He is best known for his cocktail expertise on TVs This Morning and Love Your Garden.

Click the link to find out more about Andy -

No Limit Launch

8th April 2022

It's not uncommon for our new customers to launch their brand with 6, 12 or even 15+ unique products. This really surprises some clients when they realise they have more variety than their (multi million marketing budget) competition. It also impresses the trade when our clients can stock an entire Supermarket shelf or Bar ledge with quality and variety.

This is all possible due to our flavour and Spirit combinations creating thousands of possibilities. Also, our free samples and R&D service means that the ideas and conversations never stop flowing.

We don't hold clients back or try to label them at Tip Tap & Top, we simply let them develop without limits.

Future Trends In Motion

1st April 2022

Our big hitters are all expanding into the RTD market.

Ready To Drink products are nothing new. Big brands have been canning and mixing their wares for years and supermarkets play along as they do.

However, it's great to see our clients thinking outside the box and putting their own twist on these new RTD ranges.

The team looks forward to supporting all these launches from summer 2022.

Brand Evolution 

15th March 2022

Something a little unexpected is happening...

A growing number of clients are taking one step back in their supply chains.

Retail Shop brands are becoming nation wide wholesalers

Retail Bars are  starting to supply the pubs and bars of their home town, city or even county

The team thinks this is happening for a few reasons

1) Price. We create margin and opportunity with our pricing

2) Quality. All our Spirits are made using the highest quality ingredients

3) Flexibility. More and more clients are purchasing Spirits in bulk not just in the bottle.

4) Natural Demand. Clients that grow experience a variety of exposure in the market place, this awareness drives needs and wants, ultimately supply and demand.

Great British Spirits

2nd March 2022

To manufacture the highest quality spirits...

The team distils, rectifies, infuses, blends and compounds using a variety of processes.

All our Spirits originate locally within Great Britain.

Scotch Whisky has to be produced in Scotland, hence the GB origins.

Our Vodka bases are made on site and do not come from over seas.

Customers can continue to order with confidence utilising made in Yorkshire and made in Lincolnshire.

700% Plus Return On Investment*

7th February 2022

Lets explore exactly why a Bar Chain has just broken our bulk dispensing record in February. 

We supply clients with their own branded, customised Spirit recipes (37.5% to 40%+ ABV) in any flavour combo. The dispenser boxes used are 5 litres each (5,000ml), that means they contain 200 standard shots (200 x 25ml).

Up and down the country our clients average a retail bar price of £4 per 25ml shot 

(long drink or neat shot). That means each 5 litre box is worth £800 to our retail clients 

(200 x £4). We supply a 5 litre dispensing box for less than £90 plus vat with free delivery.

*Calculations on current 2022 prices, VAT at 20%, Spirit at 37.5% makes the above example a 731% ROI assuming the client is VAT registered.

A Greener Future

1st February 2022

This February our business fleet has reached it's first target of 50% electric motors.

This includes all company cars and every type of delivery vehicle.

As a Manufacturer we recognise how our actions and procedures affect our CO2 output. Equally we acknowledge how we pass this on to each and every client in the supply process. Tip Tap & Tops 100% electric target is 3 years out and set for 2025.

Full Steam Ahead

28th January 2022

A big congratulations to this hard working and dedicated client as they open a second retail outlet in Yorkshire. We are delighted to assist in their growth by providing...

New Ideas: 2 to 3 new products every year

Liquid variety: Low ABV, Liqueurs and a full Spirit range

Liquid bulk: 5, 10, 25 & 100 litre containers

Bottled Glass: Themed waxed branding

Amazingly we believe a third Lancashire based outlet is in the pipeline!

The Books Reopen

30th December 2021

With Christmas complete for another year January, February and March are the best months to start getting creative in the drinks industry.

There's enough time to work towards a Spring launch, take advantage of a long Summer of selling and build enough infrastructure to benefit in the next Christmas rush. The R&D lab and design team are ready to create samples F.O.C and the minimum order quantity (MOQ) is staying at just 12 x 70cls for another year.

The lowest MOQ in the private label spirit industry, as we continue to build brands and match expectations.  Think bigger!

Spirits Split Q1 to Q4

29th December 2021

In 2020 Rums of every variety over took Gin as the most popular Spirit.

This year the split was much closer with 43% total for all Rums and 36% for Gin.

Vodka came in 3rd at 11% with Whisky way back at 7% total output.

Rums however include white, golden and dark bases plus liqueurs at lower abv.

This year Gin was only distilled at 37.5% and 40% Abv making it the highest single Spirit produced by the team in 2021.


Record Breakers

29th November 2021

Collectively, clients have broken all previous production records for total volume in any one month this November.

The top trade clients have been expanding regionally in supermarkets and department stores through-out the year.

The top retail clients are constantly developing ahead with next seasons products. There's also a pattern which seems to leverage new, niche and nostalgic marketing. 


Parcel to Pallet

18th October 2021

Another family business grows steadily from parcel orders to pallet sized deliveries.

This hard working brand is constantly improving their products and services for the benefit of the people and businesses of their region.

Supporting, growing and achieving together year after year. 

Christmas Confidence

6th October 2021

All sectors from retail to wholesale, online to physical shop have started building their Christmas stock levels.

Over half of all clients on the books have launched a brand new product specifically for Christmas 2021

Confidence is high in the Spirits industry right now.


Yorkshires Real Rhubarb Gin

20th September 2021

Created by, and sold by two real Yorkshire companies.

Hornington Manor expands their Gin set with another classic regional flavour.

An exquisite clear Rhubarb Gin now compliments their Bramble and Elderflower hedge row range.

Hitting The Trend Early

2nd September 2021

The SIP launches their first Keto friendly product.

Sugar free flavoured Spirits are just one of our teams top predictions for a 2022 trend.

Due to the volume and variety of drinks produced our R&D team can spot emerging markets and act with pace.

All clients are welcome to discuss 2022 trends with the team.


Brand New Ideas

13th August 2021

Clients don't just stop with their Spirits brand! We are seeing the creativity continue into other products too.

Branded clothing, glass ware, coasters, towels, festival equipment, badges, stickers, tea, chocolate and even food based bar snacks.

What often starts as a drinks idea quickly develops into a full blown brand and it's a great thing to witness and be apart of.


Change - One Bottle At A Time

31st July 2021

Tip Tap & Top are proud to manufacture for clients that now support 12 unique charities with their bottle sales.

An average of £1 per bottle is donated with every 70cl bottle sold.

The whole team hopes to continue this type of positive work with new clients in the years to come.


We're A Little Off Piste

23rd July 2021

A clients request has the team breaking away from main stream Spirits.

Schnapps is produced in many forms so we thought best to keep it as traditional as possible.

Après Ski or something more outside the box? Time will tell with this brand new product for a very creative client.

Unique Schnapps recipes now joins the wide range of Liqueurs and Spirits available to each and every client. Prost!


More Bulk Than Bottle

1st July 2021

For the first time this June clients ordered more Bulk litres of Spirit than bottled CL finished product equivalent. Our diversifying clients never fail to surprise the team, so we thought we'd list everything we think they are doing with their Spirits (swimming and bathing aside)

1) Topping up their branded bottles across their optic bars

It's better for the environment and it's a better price to the client

2) Refilling shop bought bottles for returning customers

Same reasons as above plus what shop doesn't like regular customers

3) Producing house cocktails made easily in big volume

5 litres pitchers created by the Bar staff for regular and well ordered drinks

4) Blending by clients with their own regional and specialist ingredients

Reworking our base Spirits and making it their own produced and bottled product

5) Filling and packaging into smaller vessels

Often into multi gift packs with a variety of flavours for a boosted RRP

Global Supply & Demand

21st of April 2021

South East Asia has just joined our list of Exported International Regions.

Our ambitious & well connected clients leverage their high quality UK manufactured  Spirits and market them for the international trade.

Big Ideas, Global Targets and Mass's mentioned by many and achieved by a few. Well done everyone involved with this project. 


As Seen On TV

1st of April 2021

Congratulations to one of our clients who not only had their product reviewed by a Food & Drink Expert on Channel 5, their Spirits came out the most recommended against all the other  locally sourced competition. 

Growing Together 

25th of February 2021

Our clients are not only creative...they also continue to push boundaries and excel in their own markets. Their success also means shared expansion for everyone.

"Made in Yorkshire" has now joined "Made in Lincolnshire" as TTT opens a 2nd unit nicknamed 'The LS Lab'

Clients now market and brand in two of the largest counties in the UK.

Quality still remains at the heart of production. Clients who continue to put liquid first never regret it. This is how we continue to Build Brands and Match Aspirations.

We Are The Sip - Website Launch

18th of January 2021

A much anticipated brand launch which has been well worth the wait.

Huge credit to our client Sarah and her creative team for knocking this one out the park. Click here to browse the site -  Website 

2020 Number Crunching

4th of January 2021

72% of existing clients from 2019 launched a new product at some point through-out 2020. Of those clients 100% of them created at least 1 Rum product.

Slow 2020? Nope. 2 new 2020 clients each broke records.

One being our fastest retail Start Up and the other beating our largest bulk order for optic use for a Bolt-on Primary.

Cream Liqueurs Yes Please :-)

20th of December 2020

The brief was something like...bit like Baileys but better, with our twist of course.

No pressure then. R&D isn't one to back down so watch this space.

Getting Our Glitter On!

15th of November 2020

When a popular sea side brand requests an awesome new flavour PLUS edible glitter to boot, and right before Christmas... you know pre sales are coming.

Full image credit to one of their valued customers.

Out Selling The Competition

3rd of November 2020

Congratulations to this midlands City client. Their brand is the No'1 best selling Gin for their customer, a large renowned department store in the area.

Sips All Round

1st of November 2020

Sarah and her team launch their 4 Spirit brand. A Vodka, Gin, Whiskey and Rum just to cover all the bases. 

We like the Cigars and Cravats mention on the Whiskey label, nice!

Baubles Fly

20th of October 2020

This year clients got really creative with these tree hanging beauties. Custom colour coded ribbons and product perfect labels.

All our clients are offered Baubles each year for their own Spirit flavours. 

Every year production starts making them earlier and earlier!

Photo credit goes to a local and very valued client, thank you.

We Now Make More Rum Than Gin

6th of September 2020

This will surprise our largest Gin customers who aren't slowing down. 

Rum has been mentioned and plugged as the next big thing in the drinks industry for about 5 years now. Almost 100% of all our new business in 2020 lockdown has been Rum which includes all varieties. Dark, Spiced, Golden, White and Flavoured.

We are seeing zero decline in Gin, so don't panic!

A Serious Start Up Is Taking No Prisoners

2nd of August

One of our old college buddies rang the team up with a brilliant brand concept.

In just 6 months they've proven to be creative and smart by tapping into a niche market with little competition. Their 2021 growth will be exciting, they have the full recipe for brand dominance, more credit to them!

Big Brand Pairing 

13th of July 2020

This City based Rum Bar client has paired their Premium Spirits with Schweppes & Coco-Cola's Signature Mixers. Co-creating 6 unique drinks by their influential mixologists. They also have the official branding to prove it.

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