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Franklin & Sons launches bi-monthly vodcast

Tonic water and mixer brand Franklin & Sons has launched a vodcast series, called Drinks in Trade.

Franklin Sons Tim Garratt
Tim Garratt (pictured) is the vodcast host

The vodcast will release bi-monthly 45-minute episodes to celebrate the ‘best in trade’ businesses from various cities.

Tim Garratt, bar owner at Soak Cocktail Co Bar, and former consultant at Shaker Group London, is the host.

The inaugural episode launched on 5 December, in which Garratt interviews Tom Kirk, of Below Stairs in Leeds, and Ben Peel, co-founder of John Robert’s Botanic Request.

Each episode is free to watch on YouTube and on the Drinks Collective trade hub on

Tom Singleton, brand director at Franklin & Sons, said: “Franklin & Sons are thrilled to support the UK’s exciting hospitality scene, by showcasing industry legends, experts and friends, and sharing their expertise through our new Drinks in Trade vodcast.

“We’re truly honoured to have a great network that elevates, supports and celebrates ‘best in class’ within the drinks industry.

“As an independent business focused on innovation, we enjoy talking to fellow industry pioneers about their aspirations, approach and vision – and can’t wait to share this with the wider community.

“Regardless of whether you’re just entering the hospitality industry, or are an experienced bar operator or business owner, there’s plenty in this series that will apply to your craft that you’ll find interesting.”

The second episode in the vodcast series will head to Manchester with Nathan Larkin, of Speak in Code, and Paddy Howley, of So Let’s Talk, and the Spirit of Manchester Distillery.

Earlier this year, Glasgow-based producer Whyte & Mackay released a new series of its podcast Live from the Sample Room, which spotlights whisky investment.

Click below to watch the first episode of Drinks in Trade:

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