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Gin Guild survey: Six out of 10 on-trade customers ask for a gin by brand name

Published:  23 July, 2015

A survey conducted for The Gin Guild by One Poll showed that almost two-thirds of on-trade customers (62%) ask for a specific gin by name rather than settling for the generic house gin when ordering a G&T. The results suggest half request tonic by name too.


Edinburgh gin revamped with bartender-friendly slimline bottle

Published:  21 July, 2015

Spencerfield Spirit has bought out a new slimline bottle for its Edinburgh Gin brand which it says makes it easier to handle for bartenders.


The quietest bar on earth and a sonic cucumber bath will support Hendrick's gin at Edinburgh Fringe

Published:  17 July, 2015

Hendrick's gin will be exploring the world of cocktails and sound in its activity at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.


Grant puts Monkey Shoulder and Hendrick's into cocktail kits in link-up with Shaken

Published:  16 July, 2015

William Grant has teamed up with cocktail kit company Shaken Cocktails to produce signature serve boxes for its Monkey Shoulder whisky and Hendrick's gin brands.


Tanqueray builds a gin garden in the middle of London's Quaglino's restaurant

Published:  14 July, 2015

Part of the famous Quaglino's restaurant in London's West End has been converted into a gin garden for guests to make their own cocktails in a promotion by Tanqueray.


Rosé up 43% and Champagne 'strong' as summer sun brings cheer to Waitrose drinks sales

Published:  13 July, 2015

Recent warm weather in parts of the UK has seen sales of some wines and spirits soar at Waitrose.


Hendrick's takes perfect serve training mainstream with online programme

Published:  10 July, 2015

Hendrick's gin has launched an online training tool in a bid to get mainstream on-trade outlets producing perfect serves of the gin with tonic.


Glenfiddich and Piper-Heidsieck supplier wins rugby World Cup deal

Published:  03 July, 2015

William Grant has been named as the official spirits and Champagne provider to this autumn's Rugby World Cup.


Off-trade brings growth for BWS, but wine and on-trade both decline as market stays 'fragile' - WSTA

Published:  25 June, 2015

A strong off-trade performance has dragged the UK alcohol market back into volume growth for the first time in five years, according to a report from the Wine & Spirit Trade Association.


Glasgow spirit shop branches out into wine and beer

Published:  22 June, 2015

Glasgow independent The Good Spirits Co has opened a second shop in the city.


Edinburgh launches gin with flavours of the seaside

Published:  15 June, 2015

The plethora of premium gin launches has continued with Edinburgh Gin launching a product with botanicals sourced from the local coastline.


Celebrate World Gin Day tomorrow June 13

Published:  12 June, 2015

Tomorrow June 13 people the world over will be celebrating the classic English tipple- gin.


Industry collective takes a trip down Gin Lane with launch

Published:  11 June, 2015

A mystery cabal of drinks industry professionals is behind the launch of a new range of four gins.


Pinkster Gin expands sales and brand team

Published:  09 June, 2015

The Pinkster gin brand has taken a further step on its expansion path by recruiting the retail director from Cambridge Wine Merchants.


Gin producers eye up European growth

Published:  05 June, 2015

British gin producers are eyeing up new markets in Europe after a British gin tasting in Brussels yesterday hosted by Wine and Spirit Trade Association and the UKTI.


Distil 'optimistic' following Blackwoods gin and vodka success, despite overall fall in turnover

Published:  04 June, 2015

Distil has reported a "satisfactory year" as it completed it transition from UK third distributor to brand-focus drinks company, despite a large fall in turnover.


Sipsmith's Chiswick distillery 'disappointed' after it is refused a license for late night distillery tours

Published:  02 June, 2015

London distiller Sipsmith has been refused a late licence, after opposition from residents near its Chiswick distillery.


Tanqueray master distiller Tom Nichol reflects on 42-years in the industry

Published:  02 June, 2015

Tanqueray's master distiller, Tom Nichol, who is retiring from Diageo after a 42-year career, has been awarded a lifetime award by the Gin Guild, at its annual dinner. 


Waitrose reports boom in gin sales, as craft and artisan styles increase

Published:  01 June, 2015

Waitrose has seen a surge of gin sales, up 7% on the same time last year, boosted by the growing interest in new styles.


Gin brand Langley's No.8 teams up with events business for summer marketing

Published:  30 April, 2015

Gin brand Langley's No.8 is ramping up its summer activity after signing an exclusive gin partnerships with Gorilla Events.