Pick of the Launches

01 August, 2016

The Blue Beetle London Dry Gin


Brand owner Leomar

RRP €25, US$28

Markets Europe and US

Contact info@leomar.co.uk,


The Blue Beetle (40% abv) is described as an “unconventional London Dry Gin inspired by the unusual blue beetle”. Apparently little is known about the beetle except that it turns bright red during mating season. Blue Beetle gin changes its colour when combined in cocktails.

Leomar says Blue Beetle is “an elegant and sophisticated gin made to a recipe of 18+1 selected botanicals” (the 19th is not revealed to keep the recipe secret). It is produced in small batches of 6,000 bottles.

Digital Edition

Drinks International digital edition is available ahead of the printed magazine. Don’t miss out, make sure you subscribe today to access the digital edition and all archived editions of Drinks International as part of your subscription.


Nick Strangeway

Bar food's blurred lines

Once upon a time pubs and bars were somewhere you went with the sole purpose of getting pissed and there wasn’t a knife and fork in sight, just a packet of dry roasted nuts.