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Sipsmith launches non-alcoholic FreeGlider

Published:  03 August, 2021

Market leading gin producer Sipsmith is the latest distillery to enter the no and low category with the launch of Free Glider, its alcohol-free spirit.

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Gin exports hit by ‘time-consuming, complex' logistical Brexit difficulties

Published:  23 March, 2021

UK gin exports dropped by £100m in 2020 to £572m, according to new HMRC data.

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Gin Masterclass for Independent Retailers

Published:  08 March, 2021

Does quality gin float your boat? And what difference does it make to the distilling process when the Master Distiller is also a Master of Wine (MW)? To find out more, read on and register for our exciting Gin Masterclass for Independent Retailers…

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English Whisky Society officially launched as part of first festival

Published:  01 October, 2020

The English Whisky Society is gearing up for its official launch as part of the first English Whisky Festival to date. 

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Scottish distillers pledge 13.5 million litres of ethanol for hand sanitiser

Published:  23 April, 2020

Distillers across Scotland have currently pledged over 13.5 million litres of ethanol to support the production of more than 54 million bottles of hand sanitiser. 

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UK distillery numbers hit record high

Published:  02 March, 2020

The British gin boom is far from over, if the latest distillery numbers from HMRC are any guide.

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London distillery launches white spiced rum

Published:  28 October, 2019

London-based start-up Silk Road Distillers has launched with a white spiced rum.

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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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Halewood’s London gin distillery completes refurb following visitor surge

Published:  04 October, 2019

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Halewood opens bar and rum distillery in Bristol

Published:  01 October, 2019

Halewood Wines & Spirits has opened a bar, distillery and rum school in Bristol on the site of the former Jamie’s Italian on Park Street.

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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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Manchester Gin appoints sales director

Published:  04 July, 2019

Manchester Gin has appointed Justin Horseman as sales director with a remit to grow the brand both in the UK and internationally.

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New visitor centre for Arran’s Lagg Distillery

Published:  02 July, 2019

Lagg Distillery on the Isle of Arran has announced the opening its new visitor centre.

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Winchester Distillery eyes expansion as it raises near £500k

Published:  25 June, 2019

Winchester Distillery has completed its crowdfunding campaign raising nearly £500k.

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HMRC losing new distillery applications

Published:  15 April, 2019

The British Distillers Alliance has claimed the HMRC teams dealing with new distillery and excise warehouse applications are either “losing all the paperwork or significant portions” of it.  

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Bunnahabhain Distillery in £10.5m upgrade

Published:  26 February, 2019

Bunnahabhain Distillery has begun a three year overhaul after owner Distell International invested £10.5 million to undergo an “extensive upgrade and refresh” of the distillery.

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The rise of Nordic gins

Published:  31 January, 2019

The gin market is a whirlwind of activity. According to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA), Brits bought over 60 million bottles worth over £1.6 billion in the year to June 2018, up 38% on the same period the previous year.

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Manchester Gin to launch city centre distillery

Published:  03 January, 2019

Manchester Gin has announced it is to launch a city centre distillery this summer.

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Proposed charter for English whisky

Published:  11 June, 2018

Copper Rivet Distillery is working on a charter aimed at underpinning quality in the growing English whisky category, initially looking to lead by example while attracting other producers to join the conversation.

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