Young’s enjoys soaring cocktail sales
IF YOU thought pubs were about a pint of weak lager and a packet of crisps, think again. Pub company Young & Co’s Brewery (YNGA:AIM) says it enjoyed runaway success with Aperol Spritz, selling 140,000 drinks last summer. It says cocktail sales overall have grown strongly over the past year, so too craft beer and gin.
Chief executive Patrick Dardis says: ‘The more different products you put on the bar, the more people want to explore the tastes.’
The revelation coincides with news that Young’s has announced its 21st consecutive year of dividend growth.