Red Storm and Ocean Storm have been withdrawn from the market after The Gin Guild threatened legal action against the producer for incorrectly labelling them as “gin”.

Some of the world’s leading distillers are celebrating after securing impressive medal hauls in the International Spirits Challenge 2020.

Diageo will purchase Aviation Gin and several sister brands in a deal worth up to $610 million.

Pernod Ricard will reopen its Beefeater and Plymouth Gin distilleries to the public for tours this week.

Chase Distillery has launched a range of gin seltzers in a bid to appeal to health-conscious millennial consumers.

Borco has invested in a redesign for its Finsbury gin range and launched a Wild Strawberry variant to attract new consumers.

Dutch producer Gin 1689 has appointed specialist firm GinBuilders to distribute the brand in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Off-Piste Wines has launched a gin aimed at mountain lovers, fresh-air adventurers and fireside dreamers.

Martin Miller’s has launched a seasonal gin called Summerful to celebrate the brand’s 20th anniversary.

Hendrick’s Lunar Gin is the second limited edition release from master distiller Lesley Gracie’s Cabinet of Curiosities at the Hendrick’s Gin Palace, launching in the UK first. 

The Wine and Spirits Trade Association’s latest market report shows that the rise and rise of gin in the UK is continuing at an even greater pace.

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

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).

Gin: Keeping it real

22 August, 2018

Gin has adopted many new incarnations in the course of its meteoric rise – but is it in danger of going too far? Christian Davis ponders over a great G&T

Alexandrion Group, Romania’s largest spirits producer, has announced site plan approval by the planning board of the town of Carmel for the construction of its first US distillery in Mid-Hudson, Putnam County, NY.

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

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

Brands Report: Gin

04 January, 2018

Tanqueray tops the best sellers yet again, but Hendrick’s is making its mark. By Hamish Smith

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.

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

Bombay Sapphire wants to ‘demonstrate a leadership role’ in the gin industry with the launch of Star of Bombay.

Gruppo Campari has announced the acquisition of super premium gin, Bulldog for US$58.4 million (€54.1m).

Beam Suntory has taken over British craft gin and vodka producer, Sipsmith.

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.

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.

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.

Leading gin brand Beefeater is calling on the world’s top bartenders to enter this year’s Beefeater MIXLDN Global Bartender Cocktail Competition.

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

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.

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

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

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

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. 

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.

Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Europe has unveiled its largest travel retail activation to date in Heathrow Terminal 5, featuring its artisanal gin brand Plymouth.

Diageo Reserve has announced that its ‘World Class’ mixology competition will be held in the UK from 28 July to 1 August.

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.

The Tate launches gin and beer

26 September, 2013

Tate Britain and Tate Modern, London’s famous art galleries, have introduced its own gin and limited edition beers.

Unhappy Hour by Jamie Sims was the winner of Beefeater #MyLondon Film Fest.

Laurent Lacassagne has this week (W/C July 8) become chairman and CEO of Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard.

A bartender from Spain has won Diageo's global bartender competition World Class.

on 10 May, 2013

I became an honorary Gin Rectifier last night (May 9). I took an oath and now I am duty bound to promote the best interests of gin.

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NOTHING'S NORMAL

Happy customers across the UK enjoyed their first pints and non-homemade cocktails at the start of July as its hospitality sector reopened after months of lockdown. But normal service has hardly resumed.

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