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Bolney adds gin to its menu

Published:  12 November, 2019

Bolney Wine Estate has made its first foray into the burgeoning gin category with a classic dry English variant.

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Gin months away from eclipsing vodka as the UK’s biggest spirits category

Published:  30 October, 2019

After years of forecasting and speculation, gin is poised to finally push ahead of vodka as the UK’s biggest spirits category in 2020, with flavoured variants pushing the category to ever greater heights. 

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Burleighs eyes global success as it smashes crowfunding target

Published:  21 October, 2019

UK distillers Burleighs has its eyes set on becoming a global player in the gin market as it smashes its crowfunding target.

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Craft spirits boom drives trademark registration to record high

Published:  21 October, 2019

The booming UK craft spirits industry filed a record number of trademark registrations in the last year, according to research released today.

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On nailing the Christmas trade-up

Published:  18 October, 2019

Upselling has always been the name of the game at Christmas. But is there more the on- and off-trade can do? James Lawrence reports

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Ex-Diageo boss takes stake in Brockmans and joins advisory board

Published:  14 October, 2019

Ex-Diageo CEO Paul Walsh has taken a stake in burgeoning UK gin business Brockmans.

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Freixenet Copestick launches I Heart Spirits

Published:  11 October, 2019

Freixenet Copestick has launched an I Heart Spirits range marking the brand’s first launch outside wine.

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Halewood’s London gin distillery completes refurb following visitor surge

Published:  04 October, 2019

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Rock Rose goes postal with recyclable pouches

Published:  30 September, 2019

Rock Rose has signed a deal with the Royal Mail which will make it the first gin to offer fully recyclable 70cl refill pouches.

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Chapel Down adds gin-making experience to its London venue

Published:  24 September, 2019

English fizz producer Chapel Down continues to expand its footprint in the gin category with a new range of gin-based experiences at its new London venue.

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Upping your festive game

Published:  23 September, 2019

Spirits and wine are set to receive a healthy dose of Christmas cheer this festive season – if operators can capitalise on premium trends.

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GinKing wins US distribution with help from DIT

Published:  19 September, 2019

Surrey-based drinks producer GinKing has won a £90k export order from a US wine merchant.

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English sparkling encouraged to tap into “moderation, local, and craft” as sales dip

Published:  28 August, 2019

A new report has suggested that English sparkling wine ticks all the right boxes to help reverse something of a slump in sales of sparkling wine over the past year – the first time this has happened in a decade.

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Devon start-up launches non-alcoholic gin alternative

Published:  28 August, 2019

Devon start-up Sea Arch Spirits has launched its first product in the shape of a non-alcoholic gin alternative to tap the burgeoning no/low category.

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More segmentation around Christmas needed as trading up accelerates

Published:  27 August, 2019

Pernod Ricard is encouraging retailers and on-trade operators to think about Christmas in a series of moments and occasions that run throughout October, November and December, with different opportunities at different points through the three-month period.

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Two to three big Christmases left for gin amid premium spirits boom

Published:  23 August, 2019

Pernod Ricard is banking on another big hurrah for gin growth this festive season, with its on-going popularity and major presence in the UK’s cocktail culture helping to boost growth of premium spirits.

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Dundee distillery to supply the House of Commons

Published:  21 August, 2019

The House of Commons has awarded Dundee distillery, Verdant Spirits, the contract to be its sole supplier of a House of Commons gin with a special edition of its award-winning spirit.

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Ex-Tanqueray distiller turns his hand to Downton Abbey spirit range

Published:  15 August, 2019

The release of a new whisky and gin brand is sure to cause excitement both above and below stairs in the nation’s country houses.

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Disappointing half-year results for Adnams

Published:  14 August, 2019

Sales at Suffolk-based drinks group Adnams fell 2% year-on-year in the first half of 2019.

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Gin boom shows no signs of slowing as total value hits £3bn

Published:  07 August, 2019

The value of the total gin category has hit £3bn suggesting that the gin bubble has yet to burst.

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