Filey Bay Yorkshire Single Malt Whisky

Whisky distillery Spirit of Yorkshire has launched Filey Bay, thought to be Yorkshire’s first single malt whisky. Produced in the coastal village of Hunmanby of north Yorkshire, Filey Bay is inspired by the bay that is in sight of the distillery. The 46% ABV single malt is a combination of two distillate styles, matured in …

Villa Ascenti Classico

Diageo is adding a super-premium Italian gin called Villa Ascenti to its spirits portfolio, produced at a new £360,000 distillery in Santa Vittoria. Villa Ascenti will initially be launching in 14 markets which include UK, Italy, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland and Poland. With the new launch, Diageo is tapping into the “fast-growing” …

Theodore Gin

Scottish spirits group Greenwood Distillers has launched its first gin, inspired by a mysterious ancient tribe called the Picts. The first edition of Theodore Gin has been created with guidance from olfactory expert and perfume designer Barnabé Fillion. It contains 16 botanicals, including pine, Damask rose, pomelo and bourbon vetiver, and gives off aromas of …

Lind & Lime Gin

Edinburgh-based Port of Leith Distillery has launched a gin and sherry ahead of the construction of its £11 million distillery next year. The two new spirits sett out to celebrate the maritime and distilling heritage of Edinburgh’s historic Leith district. Lind & Lime Gin has been distilled with seven botanicals, combining flavours of lime and …

Edinburgh Gin Distillery

Edinburgh Gin has announced its plans to invest in a new multi-million-pound distillery in Edinburgh city centre. The development includes acquisition of large-scale premises on East Market Street, in the heart of the city’s historic ‘Old Town’. Visitors of the new distillery will embark on a journey through the history of gin-making alongside a sensory …

Jacine & Paul Rutasikwa

Matugga Distillers is preparing to start production at its new facility in Livington, Scotland. The new £100K distillery is equipped with two 200 litre copper pot stills, capable of producing 50,000 litres of artisanal rum in its first year. Over the next twelve months, the firm expects a 400% increase in turnover and is hoping …

The Hendrick's Gin Palace

William Grant & Sons has invested £13 million in the expansion of Hendrick’s gin’s new distilling home, the Gin Palace. According to the brand, the news marks the “most significant development” since the launch of Hendrick’s in 1999. Described as “an engine of innovation”, the institution gives Hendrick’s master distiller Lesley Gracie the creative freedom …