45 West Distillers, makers of Burleigh’s London dry gin, has appointed ex-bartender Alex Turner as commercial director.

Bombay Sapphire has shelved its global cocktail competition, Most Imaginative Bartender, in favour of The Glasshouse Project, a conceptual training programme for bartenders. 

Bulldog Gin is refocusing its efforts on the UK and US markets after putting them on the ‘back burner’, according to its UK development manager.

Gin Guild dates

27 July, 2016

The Gin Guild has released dates for its forthcoming events.

Drinks International's annual league of million-case brands returns. Here is a list of the world's best-selling gin brands in 2015.

William Grant & Sons has announced the launch of an on-trade campaign to raise awareness of the way to serve Hendrick’s & Tonic - garnished with cucumber. 

Seymourpowell has announced a collaboration with Silent Pool Distillers, to create an artisan gin distilled in the Surrey Hills.

The number of new distilleries in England has jumped by 33% in the space of a year, UHY Hacker Young has announced.

The UK’s Warner Edwards Distillery has secured a £150,000 prize after winning HSBC’s Elevator Pitch, a national competition for small and medium sized enterprises.

Pernod captures Monkey 47

29 January, 2016


Pernod Ricard has announced the acquisition of a majority share in German “cult gin" Monkey 47.

The Silent Pool Distillery has launched a 43% abv gin, blended with 24 botanicals, into the UK market. 

Online gin retailer launches

30 September, 2015

An Australian bottle shop has launched what it claims is the world’s first online specialist gin retail website for Australian gin enthusiasts called Gin Heaven.

Said to be made with cold-distilled quinine and fresh citrus peel, 1897 Quinine gin was launched yesterday (August 20) which was World Mosquito Day.

Beefeater London Sounds is the name of the gin brand's latest limited edition.

Philippine gin Ginebra San Miguel has strengthened its position as the world’s best-selling gin, adding 10% in sales volume last year, according to The Millionaires' Club 2015.

The UK’s Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) says it will be celebrating the seventh annual World Gin Day tomorrow by highlighting the success of the UK’s growing gin industry.

Tom Nichol, Diageo’s retiring master distiller for its Tanqueray gin brand, received a lifetime achievement award from the Gin Guild on Thursday evening at its annual dinner (May 29).

Cocktail bar, Mr Fogg’s in London’s Mayfair said to be the home of the eccentric British adventurer, Phileas J. Fogg is the site of Hendrick’s gin brand’s Botanical Garden.

Black Down Artisan Spirits’ Sussex Gin has been selected as one of the spirits to be served on P&O Cruises’ newest ship, Britannia

Drinks buyers wishing to guarantee a place at Monday's Think Gin event can register today (Friday) up until 5pm.

Think Gin preview

05 February, 2015

Drinks International and Off Licence News’ inaugural Think Gin debuts at Merchant House in London on Monday February 9. Here’s our guide to what visitors can expect.

Think Gin sponsors announced

28 January, 2015

A dozen sponsors have signed up to Drinks International and Off Licence News’ Think Gin event, which takes place on February 9.

Brands Report 2015: Gin

06 January, 2015

Charles Tanqueray would be proud – Diageo has done a fine job with his gin.

Diageo has launched an English gin with a Japanese twist to the UK, following its Show Your Spirit competition in 2013.

Gin distiller Hayman has launched a small batch gin called Family Reserve, which is rested for three weeks in aged scotch whisky barrels.

The team behind the Gin 1495 project announced a limited edition pack will be auctioned with proceeds raised going to The Benevolent charity. 

William Grant & Sons UK has unveiled Hendrick’s Cucumber Hothouse, the latest addition to its gifting portfolio. 

Bombay Sapphire’s long-awaited brand home, Laverstoke Mill, opened its doors to the trade on Wednesday to reveal a vast visitor centre that includes a glasshouse of botanicals, heated by the distillery’s stills.

DJ Limbrey Distilling Co has announced that its self-styled super-premium gin, D1 London, is launching in Hong Kong on September 25.

Half Hitch launches in UK

01 September, 2014

Half Hitch has unveiled its 40% abv gin distilled in The Vaults, Camden Lock. 

The George pub in Frant, East Sussex in southern England is to host the Sloe Gin World Championships on Wednesday December 10 from 1.00pm.

Rok Drinks, has announced the launch of Bogart’s Real English Gin in association with the Humphrey Bogart Estate.

Ambitious UK bartenders are being invited to participate in a competition to create a fresh take on Jerry Thomas’ classic ‘Gin Cocktail’.

Caorunn Gin has announced the launch of global initiative ‘Forage to Glass’, a series of sessions aimed to highlight the ”importance of locally-foraged ingredients in gin”.   

Spirits experts Gaz Regan, Dave Broom and Philip Duff have recreated what they believe to be one of the earliest gin recipes on record.

Gin Club Scotland forms

16 June, 2014

Distiller Simon Fairclough has set up the Scottish Gin Club, dedicated to nosing and tasting gins made north of the English-Scottish border.

Diageo has recreated Tanqueray Old Tom Gin for the global on-trade and speciality retailers.

The UK has more craft gin distilleries per head of population than the US, distiller Mark Gamble told an audience at the Gin Guild Ginposium on Tuesday (June 3).

The gin category is expanding, and fast, the first grand rectifier of the Gin Guild Christopher Hayman announced at the first Gin Guild Ginposium last Tuesday (June 3).

Ginebra San Miguel is the top gin brand in the world despite 11% negative growth, according to Drinks International’s Millionaires Club 2014. 

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, has opened a new multi-million pound visitor centre at its Beefeater gin distillery in south London.

The Gin Guild, a trade body set up in 2012 to encourage excellence in gin distillation and promote the category worldwide, has 25 new members.

Quintessential Brands, owners of the London Dry gin brand Bloom, has launched of its first ‘summer limited edition gin liquor’, Bloom Strawberry Cup.

Diageo has added an elderflower variant to its Gordon’s line, following last year’s launch of Gordon’s Crisp Cucumber.

The results are in for the World's 50 Best Bars Brands Report. 

The largest selling gin in the world in 2012 was Philippine gin brand Ginebra San Miguel, with sales of 23.8 million 9-litre cases, according to The Millionaires' Club 2013.

Martin Miller dies aged 67

02 January, 2014

Martin Miller, founder of Martin Miller’s gin, passed away on Christmas Eve after a battle with cancer.

Chase Distillery has launched William Chase Sloe and Mulberry Gin in the UK.

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