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Monday 30 March 2015


British gin witnessing a ‘renaissance’

The British gin industry has grown 18% by value in the last two years, with premium offerings growing by nearly 50%, leading to calls for a change in the “punitive” UK tax regime.

Monday, March 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Chainsaw injury no excuse for drink driving

A man who drank gin to numb the pain after slicing his hand open with a chainsaw and then drove to hospital has had his appeal over a drink driving charge dismissed.

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Still my baby: how these stills got their names

What’s in a name? It turns out quite a lot, especially when it comes to distilleries naming their most prized possession – the still.

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 1 Comment »

Taste for gin grows in HK

The popularity of gin in Hong Kong continues to grow, with specialist bar Ping Pong 129 continuing to expand its portfolio.

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 No Comments »

British gin ‘is the next Scotch whisky’

There is no reason why the British gin industry could not be as successful as Scotch, according to the chief executive of the WSTA.

Friday, February 6th, 2015 1 Comment »

Gin bar enters world record books

A gin bar has entered the Guinness Book of Records for having the “most varieties of gin commercially available” in the world.

Thursday, January 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Jeremy Rockett made MD of Marblehead

González Byass UK’s former marketing director, Jeremy Rockett, has been made managing director of Marblehead.

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 No Comments »

US bartender wins Beefeater contest

Beefeater Gin has announced USA’s Brandon Phillips as the MIXLDN Global Bartender Champion, following three days of competition in London.

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 No Comments »

New gin flaunts unique botanicals

A new “boutique” gin brand, Daffy’s, has launched in the UK, using its unique blend of botanicals – including Lebanese mint – as a way to stand out.

Monday, January 12th, 2015 No Comments »

IWSC celebrates cocktail culture

The International Wine & Spirit Competition has added a fresh slant for its gin and vodka entrants in 2015 with the launch of a challenge to find the best Bloody Mary and gin & tonic.

Monday, January 12th, 2015 No Comments »

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