Poetic License Strawberries & Cream Picnic Gin

A limited-edition gin made with strawberries and cream has been launched by Sunderland distillery Poetic License to capture the flavours of summer. It is made with traditional botanicals, including juniper and coriander, plus a mix of real strawberries and cream that are both distilled and infused to ensure a stronger, fruitier taste. At 37.5% ABV, …

The Gin Guild brick

Industry body The Gin Guild has welcomed 24 new members, from distillers and brand owners to former bartenders promoting the category. They were sworn in by The Gin Guild’s grand rectifier Martin Riley at a ceremony at The Savile Club in London, bringing the total number of members to 174. Martin said: ““The aim of …

Hendrick's Gin cat cucumber

Are you concerned about cats’ irrational fear of cucumbers? If not, you’re not alone but, just in case, a new campaign has been launched by Hendrick’s Gin in advance of World Cucumber Day on June 14. It features this new 60-second film in which Hendrick’s global brand ambassador David Piper provides tips to help keep …

Katherine Smart IBD Ginposium

Increasing numbers are studying to become distillers, delegates are told at this year’s Ginposium in London With a continuing wave of new craft spirits coming on to the market, the number of people seeking a professional qualification in distilling is on the rise. The Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD) has seen an 80% increase …

Pickering's Gin Oak Aged

A range of oak-aged gins has been launched today, matured in single malt whisky casks selected from distilleries across Scotland. They have been produced using Pickering’s Gin, based at Summerhall Distillery in Edinburgh, with barrels from five of Scotland’s whisky-making regions: Islay, Speyside, the Lowlands, Islands and the Highlands. The oak-ageing process lasted between three …

Rock Samphire Gin

Curio Spirits has brought back its gin made with botanicals including seasonal rock samphire from the cliffs of Cornwall. Made in a small-batch distillery in Mullion on the Lizard Peninsula in south Cornwall, Rock Samphire Gin is made each time the plant, also known as sea fennel, is in season. It adds a distinctive spicy …

jawbox Gin

Northern Irish premium gin Jawbox has been launched in Great Britain as part of ambitious global plans. Described as a “Belfast cut classic dry gin”, it is made with mountain heather from hills surrounding the city alongside other botanicals including juniper, coriander seed and angelica root. Its ABV is 43%. Launched in February by entrepreneur …

Brockmans Clove Actually

Brockmans Gin is inviting bars across the UK and internationally to enter a competition to find the best “Brocktail” in time for World Gin Day in June. Entrants are invited to submit cocktail recipes and images through Instagram, tagging @brockmansgin and using the hashtag #WorldGinDay. The deadline for entries is May 30. On World Gin …

Hendrick’s Gin launches curious ‘Cucumber Couriers’ campaign, with ambassadors touring the UK riding in sidecars of vintage motorbikes raising awareness of the perfect serve – Hendrick’s & Tonic garnished with cucumber

A new campaign for Hendrick’s Gin will see a team of ambassadors tour bars nationwide to raise awareness of its signature serve with tonic and cucumber. Aiming to bring a bit of theatre to 100 mainstream bars, they will arrive in sidecars on vintage motorbikes wrapped to resemble a cucumber. The tour will take them …

Malfy Gin

A gin made in Italy using traditional techniques and ingredients, with a zesty character from the use of lemon peel, has been launched in the UK. Malfy Gin con Limone is distilled by the Vergnano Family at Torino Distillati in Moncalieri in Piedmont in north-west Italy. It is made with seven botanicals including juniper and …