Dan Berger heddon street

Bartenders from eight countries are set to come together in Spain and London for the global final of Bombay Sapphire gin’s competition to find the world’s most imaginative bartender. From May 30 to June 5, they will travel to Madrid and Murcia in Spain and then onto the grand finale in London, facing different challenges …

Fair Juniper Gin

Fair Spirits has added a new product to its range made with Fairtrade ingredients: a gin called Fair Juniper. Using the quinoa-based Fair Vodka, it is macerated with high-quality Fairtrade juniper berries from Uzbekistan plus Fairtrade coriander, cardamom and angelica from India. Other botanicals include grain of paradise from France. The gin is made in …

pickering's gin

Bartender Zara Jones from Clouds & Soil in Edinburgh has a chance to create her own bespoke gin after winning a competition run for Pickering’s Gin. Bartenders from across Edinburgh were challenged to create original drinks that showcased how Pickering’s Gin had inspired them. It was the first competition for the brand which was launched …

Martin Duffy juniper festival

The Scottish Juniper Festival is returning to Edinburgh in June for a second year, featuring gins from Scotland and beyond. Tying in with World Gin Day on June 13, the festival takes place over three days from June 12 to 14 at Summerhall, aimed at both consumers and the trade. Gins confirmed for sampling include …

stovell's gin

Award-winning fine-dining restaurant Stovell’s in Surrey has launched its own gin for use at its own bar and for sale. Its bar manager Geyan Surendran has worked with co-chef proprietors Fernando and Kristy Stovell to develop the organic Stovell’s Wildcrafted Gin, bottled at 42% ABV. The natural, foraged botanicals include juniper berries, elderflowers, nettles, crab …

No 209 Gin

Bartenders have a chance to win a trip to San Francisco in a new competition that invites them to create a barrel-aged cocktail with Gin No 209. Using the premium Californian gin, they are asked to create a long or short drink that would be enhanced by being barrel aged. The bars of the shortlisted …

The Botanical Dry Room Bombay Sapphire Laverstoke Mill

A one-day seminar is being organised for the trade by The Gin Guild to share knowledge and expertise on all things gin. Now in its second year, the Ginposium will take place in London on April 30, featuring some of the world’s most respected figures in the drinks industry. It will cover a range of …

Star of Bombay gin

Bombay Sapphire has launched a new super-premium expression, Star of Bombay, enhancing the gin with a recipe using extra botanicals. Available in the UK from May, the new variant is made with the same eight botanicals – juniper, coriander, lemon peel, orris, angelica, almonds, liquorice and cassia bark – but with some used in different …

Mr Fogg's Hendrick's Botanical Garden

Victorian-inspired cocktail bar Mr Fogg’s in London’s Mayfair has teamed up with Hendrick’s Gin to create an outside garden. Constructed on a new permanent outdoor terrace, The Hendrick’s Botanical Garden will officially open in early May. It is filled with flowers, herbs and bric-a-brac and furnished with colonial-style blinds, garden furniture and ceiling fans to …

G'Vine gin

A competition for G’Vine gin is challenging bartenders to create a drink with the “unconventional” inspiration of a person whose influence has changed them. Opening for entries today (March 30), it is asking bartenders to enter by making a short video that explains why they have chosen the individual and create a signature serve that …