Bombay Sapphire has collaborated with artists to launch Canvas Manchester on 24 and 25 October 2018 at Tariff & Dale bar in the Northern Quarter with tickets now on sale.

William Grant & Sons has spent £13m on a new Hendrick’s Gin distillery which will double the production capacity with room for further expansion.

International Scottish Gin Day 2019 (ISGD) will aim to help a global audience discover Scottish Gin and make Scotland a bigger tourist destination.

Group Campari’s O’ndina gin is targeting international expansion through “sophisticated foodies and travel-dreamers” following its launch in the UK earlier this year.

The definitions and regulations regarding gin are being discussed and reviewed by trade organisations, it was revealed at a major debate on gin yesterday (September 6).

Exports of British gin have, yet again, broken records reaching £279m for the first half of 2018.

World Gin Day is no longer just a consumer-focused activation, but a serious opportunity for brands to grow sales according to a Roku Gin representative.

English gin producer, Langley’s England has expanded into distribution into the Asia region following a five-year agreement with Milestone Beverages, a leading wine and spirits distributor in Asia.

Scottish gin producer NB Distillery has launched two of its gin brands into the US market, covering 20 states over the next two months.

Caorunn has become the number one super premium gin brand in Scotland for the off-trade and hopes to lead the category in five years’ time.

Berry Bros. & Rudd has re-commenced distillation and bottling of its own-label London Dry Gin for global release.

Maxim Schulte from Hong Kong & Macau has been crowned the Beefeater MIXLDN 7 global champion, following a four-day final in London.

Zamora has acquired a majority stake in gin brand Martin Miller’s Gin with the co-founders retaining 45% of the shares.

HMRC figures have revealed that 49 new distilleries started up in the UK in 2017 including 22 in England and 20 in Scotland.

Thirty one countries will be represented at Beefeater’s international gin cocktail competition, MIXLDN 7, held in London this February.

Desmond Payne awarded MBE

04 January, 2018

Desmond Payne, master distiller for Beefeater gin has been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for 2018.

If gin legend Desmond Payne was any kind of cricket fan the headline might read ’50 not out’, but despite working next door to The Oval, one of the most famous cricket grounds in the world, Beefeater’s master distiller has only been to one game in more than 20 years.

Gin & Tonic Day - today

19 October, 2017

To celebrate International Gin and Tonic Day (October 19), Bacardi Global Travel Retail and Virgin Atlantic are marking the occasion with the official launch of its new ‘Flying Bartender’ programme.

Bombay Sapphire has appointed Dr. Anne Brock as its new master distiller at its distillery in Laverstoke, England.

British bartender Jo Last has been crowned champion of the Gin Mare Mediterranean Inspirations cocktail competition for 2017 which was held in Ibiza, Spain.

The Portman Group has issued a Retailer Alert Bulletin instructing alcohol retailers not to place orders for CollaGin, in its current packaging after 29 October 2017.

Gordon’s Gin has launched Gordon’s Premium Pink Distilled Gin in the UK on and off-trade markets.

May de Lencquesaing has been awarded the lifetime achievement award at this year’s International Wine Challenge (IWC) following her 40 year career.

Darnley’s Gin has opened a new distillery and visitor centre at Kingsbarns in the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland.

Kokoro Gin, a Japanese-inspired London Dry Gin, has agreed an exclusive UK distribution deal with Mangrove, a specialist spirits agency.

Drinks International has announced Ginebra San Miguel as the world’s top-selling gin brand according to its Millionaires’ Club 2017.

Gin Mare is preparing to host the seventh edition of Mediterranean Inspirations, an international cocktail competition which this year will focus on the Mare Nostrum cocktail.

The Hayman family has announced plans to move the distillation of its English Gins back to London after 13 years apart.

Bombay Sapphire  has been awarded a double gold medal at the 17th San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Sumaiyah Connolly has been announced as the new global brand ambassador for Beefeater Gin.

William Grant & Sons-owned Hendrick’s Gin has launched a new gin called Orbium which has gone on sale in UK on-trade markets.

English spirits brand, Slingsby has become gin and vodka supplier for this summer’s British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand.

Bacardi’s responsible drinking campaign faces scrutiny after the Canadian government recalled bottles of Bombay Sapphire over fears it contained twice the levels of alcohol advertised.

Caorunn Gin has been made available in supermarket chains across the UK including Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.

One Drinks has launched a crowdfunder campaign for its new sage craft gin which will be the brand’s first move into the spirits industry.

Danish gin brand Kongsgaard has been named Craft Gin Club’s April gin of the month.

Glendalough, a seasonal gin-maker from Ireland, will release an “all-seasons” expression called Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin to the UK later this month.

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.

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