The former Wells & Young’s MD who resurrected Kestrel lager is closing in on a deal to purchase two more drinks brands.

Nigel McNally, who is this month rolling out Kestrel under the Brookfield Drinks venture he set up last year, said he expected to reveal details of his plans for the two brands - neither of which is a beer - by May.

“They are drinks that sit at the tail-end of a portfolio, so there’s an opportunity to revitalise them,” he said. “We want products in beer, wine, cider, spirits and even soft drinks.”

McNally explained that the Brookfield business model was to develop brands other companies didn’t see value in.