Glendalough gin

Ireland’s Glendalough Distillery has released the newest addition to its range of seasonal gins, made with fresh botanicals foraged locally. Like its previous small-batch gins, the Wild Autumn Botanical Gin uses a classic blend of six ingredients: juniper, coriander, angelica root, orange peel, bitter almond and orris root. For the latest release, these are joined …

Dry Martini back bar

Younger drinkers are set to drive continued growth for gin but white rum is struggling in “stormy waters”, according to a new report from Mintel. Over two in five (42%) Britons aged 18 to 34 have drunk gin in the past 12 months, compared to just over a quarter (27%) of over-45s. This is in …

Kate and Ben Marston of Puddingstone Distillery Campfire Gin

A range of gins under the brand of Campfire is set to be launched in 2016 by a new distillery in Hertfordshire. Local business people Kate and Ben Marston (pictured) plan to set up Puddingstone Distillery in Wilstone near Tring after years of experience in the craft beer industry. They are raising funds for the …

Eden Mill gins

A Scottish craft distiller has entered into the festive spirit by launching 12 unique gins for each day of Christmas this year. The new recipes from Eden Mill Distillery of St Andrews include Full Proof Navy Strength, Chilli & Ginger, Blueberry & Vanilla, Eldeberry & Lemongrass, Rosemary, Mulled Gin and Cinnamon. Eden Mill’s existing range …

four pillars gin

Bartender Nate Brown, co-founder of City of London bar Merchant House, has teamed up with Australian gin Four Pillars to create some seasonal cocktails. Nate has come up with three recipes to complement the gin’s botanicals and character. Distilled in the Yarra Valley, Four Pillars is made with ingredients such as Asian spice, Mediterranean citrus …

Aidan Bowie Martin Miller's

Martin Miller’s Gin has been proclaimed winner of a “gin-off” run by London bar Graphic – a competition to find the best gin through a series of cocktail challenges. Running since June, the Graphic Gin-Off started with eight brands which also included Elephant Gin, East London Liquor Company, Whitley Neill Gin, Hayman’s, Opihr, Sipsmith and …

Silent Pool Gin

A new classic-style gin with a sophisticated recipe has been launched in the UK, inspired by ancient pools in the Surrey Hills, after years of research and trials. Silent Pool is made with 24 botanicals, with a juniper-driven recipe featuring floral layers of lavender and camomile, fresh notes of citrus and kaffir lime leaves and …

Edinburgh Gin Christmas Gin

Spencerfield Spirit has brought back its limited-edition Christmas release for Edinburgh Gin, infused with traditional festive spices of frankincense, myrrh and nutmeg. First released last year, Christmas Gin has been developed at the Edinburgh Gin distillery in partnership with Heriot-Watt University School of Distilling. It comes in a custom-made bottle, crafted with Bruni glass, which …

Slingsby gin

A new small-batch gin has been launched made from ingredients grown in the area around Harrogate in North Yorkshire. The ultra-premium Slingsby Artisan Gin is produced with 24 botanicals, of which half have been grown in the kitchen garden of the Rudding Park Hotel south-east of Harrogate. Along with juniper and other ingredients sourced from …

Navy Strength Rock Rose Gin

A navy-strength version of Rock Rose Gin has been released by Dunnet Bay Distillery in the far north of Scotland. With a higher ABV of 57%, the limited-edition bottling has been designed to allow the unique taste of the gin to shine through in cocktails in premium bars and restaurants. Rock Rose Gin, made with …