Beefeater Crown Jewel

A modern classic expression of Beefeater gin has been brought back to UK bars with the limited-edition relaunch of Crown Jewel. After being discontinued in 2009, it has been re-created with a recipe made up of Beefeater’s nine botanicals and the addition of grapefruit to impart crisp notes of citrus. Produced in small batches, it …

J.J. Whitley London Dry Gin

Halewood International has launched a new “craft” spirits range, JJ Whitley, to tap into increasing demand among younger adults for new flavour combinations within the spirits category. The range will initially feature two gins, JJ Whitley London Dry Gin and JJ Whitley Elderflower Gin, and two vodkas, JJ Whitley Potato Vodka and JJ Whitley Rhubarb …

Mr Fogg's Gin Parlour

A destination for gin and cocktails can be found hidden above Mr Fogg’s Tavern in London An “eccentric” gin parlour has been created in the bar tucked away above Mr Fogg’s Tavern in St Martin’s Lane in London’s Covent Garden. Accessed through a side door on New Row, the Gin Parlour and Salon claims the …

DYC whisky Larios gin

Larios gin and DYC whisky from Spain are to be launched in the UK as part of a new distribution deal for Sauza tequilas and Kilbeggan and Tyrconnell Irish whiskeys. Catalyst Brands is taking on the portfolio on behalf of Beam Suntory, representing them exclusively across the UK from April 1. Sauza, Tyrconnell and Kilbeggan …

real mccoy rums

The Real McCoy rum from Barbados and British gins and vodkas from NB Gin are set for a new push after being added to the portfolio of Instil Drinks Company. From March 1, the distributor will be handling the 3 Year Old Silver, the 5 Year Old and the 12 Year Old expressions of the …

Beefeater Burrough's Reserve Edition 2

A second edition of the cask-rested gin, Beefeater Burrough’s Reserve, has been released in the UK, promoted for sipping with food or in cocktails. Crafted by master distiller Desmond Payne, it follows the inaugural release in 2013 of the expression which was matured in casks that previously held Jean de Lillet aperitif. The new release …

Desmond Payne Evelyn Chick

Evelyn Chick from Canada has been declared global winner of Beefeater Gin’s MIXLDN competition after finalists completed three days of challenges in London. She impressed judges with her performance throughout the competition, including creating an original cocktail called Endless English Summers. inspired by a walk through London’s Green Park. She is pictured with her award …

Hawksmoor Cocktails

On Monday January 25, Ally Martin will embark on The Voyage of the Black Haggis. As UK brand ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin, he will head off from The Last Word Saloon in his home town of Edinburgh and zig-zag his way down to London via The Maven in Leeds and Epernay in Manchester for a …

Brooklyn Gin

Leading drinks distributor Hi-Spirits has expanded its portfolio of gins by officially launching Brooklyn Gin in the UK. Founded in 2010 by industry veterans Emil Jättne and Joe Santos, the gin is made in New York using artisan methods and botanicals including fresh, hand-cut citrus peels and hand-cracked juniper berries. Made from corn grown in …

Sipsmith Swan on a Hot Gin Roof drinks

London’s drinking past, from the 16th century through to the 1920s, has inspired a new pop-up from gin producer Sipsmith in London. The distiller has teamed up with the stylish Ham Yard Hotel in Soho to serve historically based gin-laced winter warmers on the hotel’s hidden roof terrace from January 26 until mid-February. Sipsmith master …