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Tory backbenchers team up with the WSTA to produce their own gin

Published:  05 October, 2017

The WSTA has continued its rallying cry to the government to support producers of British gin, by convincing the 1922 Committee on board to make its own blend. 

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Gin: A larger slice of the pie

Published:  02 October, 2017

The boom in gin start-ups and thirst for premium brands is driving growth at all levels of production. But is there room for everyone? Jo Gilbert reports

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BI and Michael Spencer acquire 25% stake in Battersea’s Gilpin’s gin

Published:  28 September, 2017

Fine wine and rare spirits merchant BI, and its chairman, Michael Spencer, have acquired a joint 25% stake in Westmorland Spirits, the owner of London-based premium gin brand, Gilpin’s.

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WSTA calls on Labour MPs to champion gin industry

Published:  26 September, 2017

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) last night called on Labour MPs to champion the booming British gin industry at its 'Fringe' event.

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Bartenders head to Morocco for finals of international gin competition

Published:  18 September, 2017

Ten bartenders are arriving in Marrakech today ready for the world finals of the Opihr World Adventure Cocktail Competition.

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Pernod creates stand alone division for gin brands

Published:  06 September, 2017

Spirits giant Pernod Ricard has announced it is moving three of its flagship gin brands into a dedicated division in order to concentrate on the growth opportinities within the category.

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Collagin responds to watchdog’s calls for buyers to boycott its products

Published:  24 August, 2017

The owners of Young in Spirit, the producer of CollaGin, has hit out at The Portman Group for damaging its business after a Retailer Alert Bulletin was issued against its product.

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Alcohol dominates list of top seven UK food and drink exports

Published:  18 August, 2017

Four out of the top seven performing export categories in the UK’s food and drink market are alcoholic, new figures have revealed.

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Aldi pulls in 20-medal haul at IWSC

Published:  26 July, 2017

Aldi is having a good month.

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Sustainable gin which uses by-products of Sussex winery releases second batch

Published:  16 March, 2017

A British gin distilled with grapes from a Sussex vineyard is gearing up to release of its second batch following its launch in September.

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Gin replaces spirit-based drinks in ONS inflation basket

Published:  14 March, 2017

The ONS, which has not included the price of gin in inflation calculations for 13 years, today unveiled it had re-introduced it in light of "increased expenditure" on the popular tipple, which has replaced spirit-based drinks in the basket.

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Think Gin 2017 Awards: Winners announced

Published:  10 March, 2017

This week Harpers' held its third Think Gin event to celebrate the growth of this versatile, yet undeniably British spirit.

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Snapshot of gin as it's crowned the king of Christmas spirits' growth

Published:  08 March, 2017

The gin renaissance has been in full swing for some time now, but new data has confirmed its position as the major cause of excitement - and growth - in the spirits category.

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Halewood and Pernod Ricard show commitment to flavoured spirits

Published:  07 March, 2017

The trend for flavoured spirits is showing no signs of slowing down with further launches this week from Halewood and Pernod Ricard.

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Think Gin 2017: Mapping out gin's future

Published:  06 March, 2017

When something gets too big or grows too fast, it's only a matter of time before the wolves gather, waiting for it to fall - or trying to knock it - off its pedestal. This is true of gin, where the spirit's unprecedented rise has made it a target for gleeful mutterings that it's finally past its peak.  

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Sales of bourbon predicted to explode in the UK over next five years

Published:  03 March, 2017

Sales of bourbon could rival those of Scotch in the UK over the next five to ten years new data has shown.  

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Jumping Juniper

Published:  01 March, 2017

Yes, I published a book about gin last year (I promise that's it for the shameless promotion), but I have no reservations about confessing that I didn't see this current trend for gin lasting so long. Whether it was an over-saturation of the market, familiarity-bred

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Spirit sales across Western Europe in sharp decline

Published:  28 February, 2017

Spirit sales across Western Europe have been hit by poor performances from the majority of countries, with only the UK and four other countries showing growth.

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Campari strengthens premium spirit range with acquisition of Bulldog Gin

Published:  21 February, 2017

Gruppo Campari has bought Bulldog Gin for £47 million.

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CETA deal to boost spirits sales to Canada

Published:  16 February, 2017

Industry leaders have welcomed the ratification of the controversial CETA trade deal, which will eliminate almost all import tariffs on wines, spirits travelling from the EU to Canada. 

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