Manchester Gin has appointed Justin Horseman as sales director to drive the brand’s growth strategy management of its UK and global sales.

Hayman’s of London has launched Small Gin, a full strength gin with stronger botanical flavours designed to reduce the amount of spirit required to serve a Gin & Tonic.

Angel Brown caught up with Mats Olsson, international director at Ramsbury gin.

Porter’s Gin has launched a new bottle design across its markets featuring an update to the gin’s branding and logo developed by design agency Stranger & Stranger.

Angel Brown caught up with 44°N Gin founder and CEO Bhagath Reddy. 

Following the recent launch of Kopparberg Premium Gin, the strawberry and lime-infused pink gin is now available in a premix serve with lemonade across the UK.

That Boutique-y Gin Company has announced that it is giving its 10 most popular gins, including nine flavoured, a resize from 50cl to 70cl at no extra cost.

Edinburgh Gin has expanded its gin portfolio with the launch of a full-strength (40% abv) Rhubarb & Ginger Gin.

William Grant & Sons has expanded its premium gin portfolio with the launch of Verano Gin, which is available in two flavours: Verano Watermelon and Verano Lemon.

As a celebration of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Tel Aviv, Milk & Honey (M&H) Distillery, the first whiskey distillery in Israel, has launched a limited edition bottle of its Levantine Gin.

Pernod Ricard UK has confirmed two senior appointments within the gin branch of its business, The Gin Hub.

Porter’s Gin has announced that it is launching into France from April 2019 with distribution partners Hedon Distribution.

Bombay Sapphire has released a new gin called English Estate which is the first in a new limited series by the English distiller.

Hendrick’s Gin has expanded its gin portfolio with the release of ‘Midsummer Solstice’, a small batch, limited-edition gin by Hendrick’s master distiller Lesley Gracie.

Beefeater Gin revealed its new Blood Orange variety at the Pernod Ricard half year financial results in London on Tuesday, 12 February.

The latest figures from HM Revenue and Customs show that British gin sales abroad for 2018 were up 15% on the previous year, worth £612m.

Porter’s Gin is reaping the benefits of exposing its production techniques to the public since investing thousands in distilling equipment.

Manchester Gin plans to open a city centre distillery in Manchester this year, complete with a new bar and restaurant on site.

Edinburgh Gin has announced plans to invest in a new multi-million-pound distillery in Edinburgh city centre.

Manchester Gin has launched a 4.5 litre Jeroboam bottle in the off trade – the equivalent of nine standard bottles.

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.

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