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How will you be changing your wine list this year?

Published:  24 January, 2013

As we go into 2013, we ask three industry sommeliers from Sketch, Coq d'Argent and Launceston Place how they'll be looking at changing their wine lists this year.

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Plymouth Gin given antique-style new look

Published:  21 January, 2013

As today's era is all about provenance and heritage, Pernod Ricard is taking its gins into 2013 via a bygone age with new packaging for its Plymouth Gin portfolio.

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Call for investors for new Lake District distillery

Published:  17 January, 2013

Further investment is being sought for a £2.5-million new distillery, The Lakes Distillery, which is to be built in Cumbria and opened at the back end of 2013.

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Tanqueray Malacca makes a come back

Published:  16 January, 2013

Diageo is to bring back Tanqueray Malacca gin.


TextDiageo is to bring back Tanqueray Malacca gin.

 

The company first launched the gin in the early 2000s as a limited edition, and it is set to roll out a limited run of 100,000 bottles from February.

 

It is a blend of botanicals and spices and it stems from Charles Tanqueray's 1839 recipe, which was found in a travel journal documenting journeys from Europe to the East Indies.

 

Tanqueray master distiller Tom Nichol said: "Since announcing the return of Tanqueray Malacca we've witnessed real excitement among bartenders who are keen to get their hands on this unique limited edition gin. I've been asked many times over the years for this gin to be brought back by Tanqueray and I'm pleased to now be making that happen."

 

The official launch events hosted by Tom Nichol will take place in February in New York, San Francisco and London at secret locations.

 

Tanqueray Malacca will be available for sale in the US, Spain, Germany, UK, Benelux, the Nordics and Western Europe. Each of the 100,000 bottles will be individually numbered.

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Fire at West Midlands plant won't affect gin production

Published:  03 December, 2012

A fire that devastated an alcohol plant in the West Midlands will not affect gin production, according to the company.

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Drive to restore British gin to 'former glory'

Published:  29 November, 2012

The former founder of Tyrrells crisps is rolling out a British gin in the wake of new figures that show an annual 11.6% increase in gin sales.

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Chase Distillery launches Extra Dry Gin

Published:  09 November, 2012

 

The Chase Distillery has launched the first single estate English gin to be created in over 200 years, Williams Great British Extra Dry Gin (GB Gin).

 

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Spirits shoppers ignore ingredient claims, says research

Published:  24 October, 2012

Drinkers aren't influenced by ingredient claims when it comes to buying spirits, says new research.

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Restaurateurs begin pulling back on two-for-one deals

Published:  12 October, 2012

Restaurateurs are pulling back on two-for-one deals and money-off vouchers because they risk eroding the value of a restaurant's brand image, according to foodservice consultancy Horizons.

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Gin and sparkling wine top best sellers list over Jubilee

Published:  12 September, 2012

Gin and sparkling wine were the big sellers across the Royal Jubilee celebrations, according to the latest WSTA market report.

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New gins experiment with unusual botanicals

Published:  11 September, 2012

Claiming to be the UK's newest artisanal spirits producer, The London Distillery Company is rolling out four gins made from unusual botanicals.

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Mangrove adds Portobello Road Gin to portfolio

Published:  10 September, 2012

Portobello Road Gin has teamed up with national distributor Mangrove after its first year growth has "dramatically exceeded expectations".

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Emerging markets provide boost for Diageo GB

Published:  23 August, 2012

Diageo's net sales in Great Britain fell 2% in the past year as the group reduced its promotional activities, but emerging...

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Bombay Sapphire invests £1.5m in glassware launch

Published:  09 August, 2012

Bombay Sapphire has invested £1.5 million in the launch of its new balloon glassware, to capitalise on the growing trend for boutique gins that offer affordable luxury.

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Hampshire sees opening of new gin distillery

Published:  24 July, 2012

Bombay Sapphire Gin has unveiled plans to open a distillery in Hampshire.

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Beefeater rolls out celebratory Inside London bottle

Published:  09 July, 2012

Pernod Ricard-owned Beefeater gin has launched a Beefeater Inside London bottle to celebrate the city's "diverse" personality, while commanding shelf standout presence for retailers.

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Pernod Ricard rolls out Beefeater 'Inside London' bottle

Published:  06 July, 2012

Pernod Ricard owned London Beefeater has launched a Beefeater 'Inside London' bottle to celebrate London's "diverse" personality while commanding shelf stand-out presence for retailers.

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Hammer & Son launches Old English Gin

Published:  20 June, 2012

Boutique spirits producer Hammer & Son has launched an Old English Gin based on a recipe from 1783.

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Ginstitute founder shortlisted for innovation award

Published:  25 May, 2012

Drinks business Leelex has been shortlisted for the Innovator Award at the Yorkshire Business Masters 2012.

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EWG Spirits & Wine launches G'Vine Gin Connoisseur 2012

Published:  31 January, 2012

EWG Spirits & Wine, owner of the G'Vine Gin, has launched he global quest for the world's best gin bartender, G'Vine Gin Connoisseur 2012.

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