US distillery creates pouches for home cocktail machine

by Owen Bellwood

Claremont Distilled Spirits has partnered with home bartending brand Bibo Barmaid to produce spirit pouches for at-home cocktail creation.

Spirits including vodka and whiskey produced by the New Jersey-based distillery are now contained in pouches compatible with the Bibo Barmaid home bartending machine. The tabletop cocktail machine uses flavour and spirit pouches to mix drinks including the Rum Punch, Appletini and Margarita. Debra Walker, creator of the Bibo Barmaid, said: "It's a great match – Bibo is thrilled to take the work of making a cocktail at home or in your hotel room to a new level of convenience with the introduction of the liquor pouches for the Bibo system." Each pouch contains 50ml of whiskey, rum, vodka or agave-based spirit, enough to make one cocktail using the Bibo Barmaid machine. Amy Sutton, co-owner of Claremont Distilled Spirits, said: "As the cocktail culture continues to prosper, we know consumers are looking for quality, hand-crafted cocktails in places where they haven't been available before – hotel rooms, entertainment venues and sporting events. "Our partnership with Bibo Barmaid will help us capture more of these occasions and we couldn't be more excited as to what this means for the industry." The launch of the Bibo Barmaid machine follows similar drives to improve at-home bartending, including a range of cocktail ingredients from Cocktail Artist and cocktail mixers from Funkin.