Duo launches range of hand-crafted 'home' cocktails

CHEERS: James Deery and Dylan Hill celebrate a successful launch of the SIPS by Dylan cocktail range

TWO Northern Ireland businessmen have invested £25,000 to create a new range of hand-crafted cocktails for home delivery.

'SIPS by Dylan' was founded by James Deery, a restaurateur who suffered the closure of his JECS Bar and Grill in Newtownabbey during the lockdowns, and former insurance salesman and now flavour-creator Dylan Hill.

James says: “This is a project we have been working on since lockdown one and we're delighted to now bring a range of eight flavours to market.

“We have built an entirely new product development area in the restaurant where we create all our flavours in-house.

“At present we are employing 10 staff on the project, all working in team bubbles to create and bottle each handcrafted cocktail.

“Obviously the way in which we socialise and unwind has dramatically changed in the last 11 months, but we believe that a Saturday night or a special occasion can still be just that – special.”

The range, which includes much-loved classics with unique twists such as the Misty Cosmo and the Mojito, is available to buy in around 20 off-sales and also online at

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