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Saturday 5 September 2015


Own-label gin can’t use provenance to boost sales

Own-label gins might be beating some of the big brands in blind taste tests, but can they compete in terms of design and packaging? asks Bernard Gormley.

Friday, August 28th, 2015 No Comments »

Gin made with asparagus launched

Notting Hill-based gin brand Portobello Road has made a limited edition bottling distilled with asparagus from Cambridge, which is likely to divide opinion.

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 No Comments »

US spirits sales up for 18th year

Sales of American whiskey have helped propel the US spirits industry to its 18th consecutive year of growth.

Monday, August 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Quinine gin steps up malaria fight

A new gin is celebrating the spirit’s historic role in keeping the British Empire healthy by using quinine as an ingredient and supporting a charity that fights malaria.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Lower calorie ‘juniper-infused’ spirit launched

New spirits range LoCa, founded by a 26-year-old entrepreneur, has launched its first product – a low calorie, low abv “juniper-infused spirit”.

Friday, August 14th, 2015 No Comments »

The week in pictures

This week saw the end of Downton Abbey marked with a glass of Taittinger and a crate full of grand cru wines plunged into the Atlantic Ocean.

Friday, August 14th, 2015 No Comments »

UK world’s biggest exporter of gin

“There is absolutely no reason why our gin trade can’t be as successful as whisky”, believes the UK’s environment secretary Elizabeth Truss, as it is revealed that the UK is the world’s biggest exporter of gin.

Monday, August 10th, 2015 1 Comment »

Kirsty’s Gin taps into local botanicals

A Scottish distillery has produced what it claims is the country’s first single estate gin, based on local ingredients in a “farm-to-bottle” approach.

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Own label spirits fly high

Retailers’ own label ranges showed their strength as the International Wine & Spirit Competition revealed its spirits results for 2015.

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

New brand toasts gin’s northern heritage

Manchester is due to become the latest English city to boast its own gin with the launch of Thomas Dakin Gin, named in honour of an 18th century gin pioneer.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

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