caorunn gin

Bartenders are being taken foraging for ingredients for cocktails in a new initiative launched for Caorunn Gin. “Forage to Glass” events brief bartenders on sustainable foraging and foraging laws before harvesting a variety of herbs and other botanicals such as rowan berry and bog myrtle which are used to make Caorunn. Launched in Manchester with …

burleighs gin

A new London dry gin has been created in Leicestershire by one of the UK’s leading distillers with ambitions to become “the UK’s number-one artisan gin brand”. Burleighs London Dry Gin has been developed by master distiller Jamie Baxter (pictured below) who has gained renown for his previous work creating spirits for Chase Distillery and …

cornish pastis tarquins gin

A cocktail competition is being launched for Tarquin’s Gin challenging bartenders to devise a cocktail based on its name. The name of the cocktail has been announced as “Tamara’s Atlantic Adventure”, which is set to inspire bartenders to create their recipe using Tarquin’s Gin or Cornish Pastis, or both, which are made at Cornwall’s Southwestern …

geranium 55 gin

A higher-strength version of Geranium Gin, made with the aromatic botanical of geraniums, is being released to mark the brand’s fifth anniversary. Geranium Gin 55 has an ABV of 55%, which adds more weight and enhances the botanicals while retaining the smoothness and balance of the Geranium Gin. Only 5,000 bottles have been produced of …

Tanqueray Old Tom Gin - bottle shot

Diageo has announced the launch of Tanqueray Old Tom, a new limited-edition based on an original recipe from the brand’s founder. Inspired by the historically sweeter style of gin once popular in Britain, the new product has been developed by master distiller Tom Nichol with bartenders and cocktails in mind. At 47.3% ABV, only 100,000 …

Remy Savage bombay sapphire gin

Rémy Savage (pictured) of France has won the title of world’s most imaginative bartender after winning a global final in London with a cocktail using a syrup made from paper. He was one of 15 finalists in the competition for Bombay Sapphire gin which followed national heats around the world, including the UK where the …

heads and tales edinburgh

A new bar with its own copper pot stills is opening in Edinburgh, combining a distillery, gin bar and visitor centre. Called Heads and Tales, it has been set up by Spencerfield Spirit Company, the makers of Edinburgh Gin, in the basement of Signature Pub Group’s Rutland Hotel at the west end of Princes Street. …

Matteo Vanzi

Bombay Sapphire has revealed the full list of bartenders from around the world who will compete in the global final of its World’s Most Imaginative Bartender competition in the UK this week. It will take place from June 8 to 13, based in London but including a trip to the Bombay Sapphire distillery at Laverstoke …

fever tree gin tonic

A dedicated gin and tonic bar is popping up in east London this week, featuring 160 gins from around the world. It is being set up by tonic specialist Fever-Tree in Hoxton Square from June 12 for six weeks, offering master classes, dining experiences and tasting flights. If follows the success of last year’s Fever-Tree …

Aidan Bowie Martin Miller's

A global bartending competition has been launched for Martin Miller’s Gin, seeking the best multi-sensory cocktail-drinking experiences that offer “romance and adventure in a glass”. Under the banner of We are the Tastemakers, it is looking for five bartenders from different regions of the world who will win an all-expenses-paid trip to Iceland, home of …