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Monday 23 January 2017 loc: US


André Simon Awards: ‘The Curious Bartender’s Gin Palace’

In another extract from the André Simon Award shortlist, Tristan Stephenson examines the rise and on-going rise of gin and examines his own ‘ginfatuation’.

Friday, January 20th, 2017 No Comments »

Space-aged Negroni goes on sale

Quirky cocktail bar Mr Fogg’s in Mayfair has added a ‘space-aged’ Negroni to its cocktail list after sending a bespoke blend to the stars and back.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 No Comments »

Beam Suntory buys Sipsmith

Beam Suntory has taken a “controlling stake” in London distiller Sipsmith, after rumours emerged yesterday that its owners were preparing to sell.

Friday, December 16th, 2016 No Comments »

Is Sipsmith preparing to sell?

The owners of London distillery Sipsmith are rumoured to be looking to sell up, having reportedly hired consultants at a financial advisory group to guide talks with potential buyers.

Thursday, December 15th, 2016 No Comments »

WSTA hails ‘year of gin’

Gin sales in the UK on- and off-trades have surpassed £1 billion for the first time according to the latest figures from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.

Friday, December 9th, 2016 No Comments »

Let industry lead on Brexit trade deals, WSTA tells Defra

The government should let the industry lead free trade negotiations to secure the best deals, the WSTA has told Defra, as the organisation publishes its Brexit policy paper.

Friday, December 2nd, 2016 1 Comment »

East India Company launches London dry gin

The East India Company has sought to profit from its historic connection with the invention of the gin and tonic by launching its own brand of London dry gin.

Monday, November 14th, 2016 1 Comment »

Portobello Road releases ‘Great Fire of London’ smoked gin

London distiller Portobello Road has produced a unique smoked gin to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 No Comments »

Spitfire Gin builds actual Spitfire for Lesotho

Small-batch gin producer Spitfire Heritage is celebrating the successful building of a full-size Spitfire replica aircraft, created as a gift to the southern African nation of Lesotho.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 No Comments »

Thatchers releases apple cider gin

Thatchers has released its first ever gin made with apple cider, tapping into an ever growing trend for craft gins and flavour variants.

Monday, October 17th, 2016 No Comments »

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