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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


Premium British gin brand, Boodles Gin, which has enjoyed success in international markets, is being made availabe in the UK for the first time with a national listing at Sainsbury's and a number of prestigious on-trade outlets. 


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.


The Gin Guild welcomes 19 new members

Published:  11 October, 2013

The Gin Guild has welcomed 19 new members - which include brand owners and ambassadors, distillers, bartenders and writers - to the ranks.


Bombay Sapphire has grand plans for its new UK distillery

Published:  11 October, 2013

Bacardi claims its new Bombay Sapphire distillery and visitor centre in Laverstoke, Hampshire, will give the gin industry a user experience to rival the Scotch whisky market and bring the Bombay Sapphire brand alive.


Elephant Gin to launch in the UK this month

Published:  19 September, 2013

A new handcrafted London dry gin called Elephant Gin, which is a gin inspired by Africa and supports the conservation of African wildlife by donating 15% of all profits to two African elephant foundations, is set to hit the UK market this month.


Liberty Wines introduces new cider, beer and spirits range

Published:  09 September, 2013

Edinburgh Gin spices up autumn

Published:  03 September, 2013

Just three years since launching, small batch specialist Edinburgh Gin has added a third flavour to its portfolio - Spiced Orange.


Searcys to open Gin Joint next month

Published:  27 August, 2013

Searcys is to launch Gin Joint, a brasserie and bar situated in the Barbican Centre, where around 40 gins will be available, including one chilled on tap.


Greenall's gin signs cricket sponsorship deal

Published:  23 July, 2013

Greenall's Original London Dry Gin has been named the official gin of Lancashire County Cricket Club at Emirates Old...