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London distillery Sipsmith launches Sipping Vodka

Published:  01 July, 2014

Traditional London distillery Sipsmith has launched Sipping Vodka, made from English wheat.


New £4m Cotswolds distillery prepares to kick off whiskey production

Published:  26 June, 2014

Diageo launches special edition Tanqueray Old Tom gin

Published:  23 June, 2014

Diageo has launched limited edition Tanqueray Old Tom gin, drawing on an original recipe from its founder and bridging the gap between malty Dutch genevers and London Dry gins.


Grab a G&T: sixth annual World Gin Day to celebrated around the world

Published:  11 June, 2014

Gin producers the world over will be raising their favourite gin drinks this Saturday June 14 for the sixth annual World Gin Day.


The art of craft gin distilling with Tom Warner and Sion Edwards

Published:  03 June, 2014

After meeting at agricultural college, Tom Warner and Sion Edwards started on separate paths in the fresh-food industry. But they soon came back together to set up their own boutique gin distillery in the Northamptonshire village of Harrington, which provides the sub-brand name of their flagship Warner Edwards gin. This is craft distilling in action, as Warner and Edwards distil, fill, number, label and wax seal every bottle by hand. Nigel Huddleston asks the questions


Merchant House to open specialist gin and rum bar in London

Published:  13 May, 2014

The London Bar Consultants are opening Merchant House in the City, which will stock super premium and rare rums as well as 250 different gins.


Beefeater launches limited edition gin to mark visitor centre opening

Published:  28 April, 2014

Beefeater Gin is launching a limited edition gin in celebration of next month's opening of Beefeater London: The Home of Gin, which will be the first dedicated gin distillery visitor centre in London


Aviation gin founder, Thomas Mooney, on rise of craft spirits

Published:  24 April, 2014

Douglas Blyde talks to Thomas Mooney, first  president of the American Craft Distillers Association and co-owner and chief executive of American craft distillery, House Spirits - makers of Aviation gin.


Tanqueray's master distiller not impressed by new craft gins

Published:  24 April, 2014

Tom Nichol, Tanqueray's master distiller, is unimpressed with the raft of new gins from craft distillers being launched onto the market.


Hawthorn's gin hits supermarket shelves

Published:  23 April, 2014

Spirits distributor 180East has launched gin brand Hawthorn's into the off-trade this month, with the first bottles landing on Sainsbury's shelves next week.


Sipsmith expands distillery to west London

Published:  17 April, 2014

Gin distillery Sipsmith is expanding from its original base in Hammersmith to a larger facility in Chiswick, west London. 


Quintessential acquires First Ireland cream liqueurs firm

Published:  03 April, 2014

Quintessential Brands has acquired First Ireland Spirits Company, Ireland's largest independent producer of Irish cream liqueurs, in a multi-million euro deal.


Adnams Cellar & Kitchen retail sales up 6%

Published:  26 March, 2014

Adnams Cellar & Kitchen retail business saw a 6% increase like-for-like sales for the year to December 2013.


Gordon's elderflower gin launch backed by seven-figure marketing spend

Published:  12 February, 2014

UK launch for German wine-infused gin

Published:  31 January, 2014

German distillers are to target the UK market with a Riesling-infused gin.


Berry Bros steps in to try and save UK juniper plants for gin production

Published:  23 January, 2014

Berry Bros & Rudd Spirits is looking to help protect juniper plants, vital in the production of gin, by providing grants for three different growing areas in the UK.


Boodles Gin hits the UK with multiple and premium on-trade listings

Published:  14 January, 2014



Greenall's Gin enjoys sales growth as it passes 100,000 cases mark

Published:  18 November, 2013

Greenall's Original London Dry Gin has surpassed the 100,000 nine litre case mark for the first time in the UK. The company said it has almost doubled its volume over the past three years and the brand has grown 33% in volume over the past year, according to Nielsen.


Sipsmith's V.J.O.P. (Very Junipery Over Proof) Gin

Published:  13 November, 2013

Sipsmith, the first copper pot distillery to open in London for nearly 200 years, is delighted to announce the launch of V.J.O.P. (Very Junipery Over Proof) gin. The spirit will be available to the on-trade and independents across the UK from the middle of November.


Master of Malt launches whisky and gin advent calendars

Published:  01 November, 2013

Whisky and gin lovers will get the chance to enjoy specially created advent calendars from Drinks by the Dram, part of the Master of Malt website which takes bottles of whisky and splits them into 3cl/30ml drams so customers can sample a whisky before committing to buying a bottle.