Hayman’s calls on industry to crack down on ‘fake gin’

25th April, 2018 by Phoebe French

London gin producer Hayman’s has called for increased regulations governing the distillation and labelling of gin, stating that some distillers that are marketing expressions “that have little to no juniper character” are “misleading consumers”.

The distiller, which recently moved headquarters from Essex to Balham in London, praised development in the category but said that it had come at a cost.

Fifth generation owner James Hayman explained: “Over the last ten years we have been lucky enough to witness first-hand enormous changes to the gin category – a wave of new producers, a renaissance of interest and a huge variety of new gins for consumers to explore and enjoy. The vast majority of these gins have added something new to the category whilst maintaining the predominant….

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