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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