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Retail gin sales hit all time high

Published:  10 June, 2021

Sales of gin in the retail sector have continued to soar during the pandemic, up 30% over the past 12 months.

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Gin distiller denounces exploitation of the term 'craft'

Published:  05 May, 2021

The premium gin market is being threatened by unscrupulous distilleries bastardising the term 'craft', according to a leading niche brand.

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Long Read: Gin's return as a sophisticated mature version of itself

Published:  29 April, 2021

Brits have welcomed the resurgence of gin with gusto, and while the market has been inundated with brands, flavours, colours, styles, bottle designs and fashionable labels, we’re now seeing a desire for classic, original, well-made gins – a return to gin, as it should be.   

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Countdown to Think Gin digital day

Published:  13 April, 2021

The countdown is on for this year’s Think Gin digital day hosted by Harpers Wine & Spirit and Drinks Retailing News, and promising a full and exciting programme of content dedicated to the popular 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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Masons of Yorkshire unveils new gin

Published:  07 October, 2020

Masons of Yorkshire has added a new addition to its premium gin portfolio as part of a brand refresh. 

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Aviation Gin takes off with Diageo in $610m deal

Published:  18 August, 2020

Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds’ Aviation Gin brand has landed a mega-deal with drinks giant Diageo, which has been acquired via parent company Davos Brands.

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Relief as gin spared from US tariff hikes, but battle for Scotch continues

Published:  13 August, 2020

The US has backed down on its threat to expand a 16-year old trade fight with the European Union to impose tariffs on gin – a move which would have been “hugely detrimental” for the British alcohol industry.

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58 Gin claims UK first with gin-based hard seltzer

Published:  30 June, 2020

London-based artisan spirits distillery 58 Gin has launched what it claims to be the first gin-based hard seltzer in the UK.

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Gin best-selling online spirit during lockdown

Published:  10 June, 2020

Gin has been reported to be the best-selling spirit across online platforms during the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Ginposium moves online

Published:  08 June, 2020

The Gin Guild has moved its annual gin industry seminar Ginposium online.

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Gin revival vs survival

Published:  29 April, 2020

The current health crisis will hit the maturing gin market hard at time when competition is at its peak with buyers rationalising ranges and it may be only the very strongest that will survive, says Jo Gilbert.

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Armit supports The Drinks Trust as overall industry coronavirus initiatives gather pace

Published:  07 April, 2020

Armit Wines is the latest in the drinks industry to pledge its support to The Drinks Trust’s coronavirus campaign as overall industry projects across the off- and on-trade continue to gather pace with Brockmans Gin, Bacardi and House of Champagne Henri Giraud also revealing new initiatives.  

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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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Quintessential adds two to senior team

Published:  11 February, 2020

International spirits producer Quintessential Brands has strengthened its management team with two senior hires.

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Brockmans appoints former Jägermeister executive as MD

Published:  19 December, 2019

English gin producer Brockmans has appointed former Mast-Jägermeister and Russian Standard Vodka executive Guy Lawrence to the newly created role of MD as part of its ambitious plans to double sale in five years.

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G&T still the nation's favourite

Published:  09 December, 2019

The traditional G&T is still the nation’s favourite gin-based tipple, the UK gin-subscription business the Craft Gin Club has claimed, following a member survey.

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Hendrick’s turns to gin’s “botanical cousin” with absinthe launch

Published:  14 November, 2019

Hendrick’s is looking to bring the green fairy back into fashion.

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Gin: Ascending the throne

Published:  14 November, 2019

It’s been on the cards for some time. Back in 2014, there were rumblings that gin was poised to overtake vodka as the UK’s spirit of choice in time for the new decade.

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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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