Subscriber login Close [x]
remember me
You are not logged in.

Langley's No 8 gin targeted at sophisticated males

Published:  05 April, 2013

A new English gin targeted at a sophisticated male audience has been launched. Langley's No 8 (41.7% abv; £30/75cl) is a single distillation gin handmade in small batches from eight secret...


Pernod Ricard's '1,000 Londoner' Beefeater bottle

Published:  03 April, 2013

A Beefeater limited edition bottle featuring photos from 1,000 people who entered the gin's MyLondon competition last...


Harrington gin snapped up by Fortnum & Mason

Published:  18 March, 2013

A Northamptonshire farmer and his best friend have fulfilled a long-held ambition to work for themselves by creating an...


No.3 London Dry Gin fights for juniper conservation

Published:  12 February, 2013

No.3 London Dry Gin has joined forces with wild plant charity Plantlife to help boost its juniper conservation efforts...


Cucumber-flavoured gin from Diageo

Published:  12 February, 2013

Diageo is to launch a cucumber-flavoured gin under the Gordon's brand.

TextDiageo is to launch a cucumber-flavoured gin under the Gordon's brand.


Gordon's Crisp Cucumber is Gordon's London Dry Gin blended with natural cucumber flavouring. The company is also to launch two premixed drinks: Gordon's & Tonic with a hint of cucumber and Gordon's & Tonic with a dash of elderflower.


The launch will be supported by a £1 million marketing campaign and the products will be available throughout the UK from March.


Nin Taank, Gordon's brand manager, Diageo GB, said: "Gin is the third largest spirit in the spirits category and is experiencing strong growth +12% in the on-trade and +5% in the off-trade. The premix cans segment is also growing rapidly at +23%, bringing in new consumers to spirits and appealing to those looking for convenient alternative formats to consume spirits on different occasions.


"As the UK's no.1 gin brand we are looking to invite consumers to enjoy gin in a new and exciting way which will drive frequency of purchase among existing gin consumers whilst attracting new younger gin consumers."


Beefeater to open gin distillery visitors' centre

Published:  06 February, 2013

Pernod Ricard-owned Beefeater gin is to open London's first ever gin distillery visitors' centre at the back end of 2013...


Beefeater Gin to open distillery visitor centre

Published:  06 February, 2013

Pernod Ricard owned, Beefeater Gin is to open London's first ever gin distillery visitor centre at the back end of 2013, with the aim of telling the story of London gin .


Diageo encourages bartenders to create their own Tanqueray blend

Published:  30 January, 2013

Diageo is encouraging bartenders to add their own botanicals to its Tanqueray No Ten gin brand in order to create a unique infusion to serve with tonic.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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).



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.


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.


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.


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.


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".