D1 London Dry Gin

A new super-premium gin, made with botanicals including nettle, has been launched that promises to be “ultra-smooth” and appeal to vodka drinkers. D1 London Gin from DJ Limbrey Distilling Co uses a very narrow cut of triple-distilled spirit, leaving out more of the heads and tails from the distillate than other gins. It is made …

Bombay Sapphire Gin has teamed up with a top bartender to create a pop-up at leading bar Callooh Callay. The Bombay Sapphire Imaginarium (pictured) is being created in a room at the bar in Shoreditch, east London, showcasing imaginative serves developed by Richard Woods from Duck & Waffle in the City of London. He has …

Bartenders and bar owners were among new members who have been welcomed into The Gin Guild which was set up to promote gin and excellence in its production. The 25 joining the trade body included Nathan O’Neill from London bar Milk & Honey, Nick Strangeway from drinks consultancy Strange Hill, Thomas Aske of consultancy Fluid …

A limited-edition of Bloom London Dry Gin has been launched for the summer, steeping it in fresh English strawberries. Bloom Strawberry Cup is the first summer limited-edition gin from Bloom, which has always been promoted for serving with a garnish of strawberry quarters because it complements the floral character of the gin. The signature serve …

A new gin from Beefeater has been unveiled to celebrate the opening of the distillery’s new visitor centre in London. Beefeater London Garden gin, at 40% ABV, combines flowering herb lemon verbena and aromatic thyme with the signature citrus notes of Beefeater. It was developed by master distiller Desmond Payne, who took inspiration from the …

Bartenders are being invited to share an “escape” that inspires them along with a twist on a gin and tonic in a competition for G’Vine gin. The campaign, Escape to the Grape, calls on them to upload a photo or video of their favourite escape along with details of a G’Vine and tonic that is …

Plans are under way to launch what is believed to be the first-ever gin made in England using a neutral spirit distilled from grapes. Christopher Tetley and co‐founder Dr Celia Beaumont‐Hutchings from Chilgrove in West Sussex have combined the spirit’s heritage with contemporary ideas to develop a whole new style of English gin. Working with …

Leading experts will come together to discuss the production and future of gin at a one-day seminar for the trade. Taking place on June 3 in London, Ginposium will be hosted by The Gin Guild and Heriot-Watt University’s International Centre of Brewing and Distilling (ICBD) Exclusively for the trade, it will cover a range of …

A new distillery has been established in the Cotswolds to produce English whisky as well as gin and other spirits. The Cotswold Distilling Company will produce spirit for ageing into an ultra-premium small-batch single malt whisky for release in 2017 as well as a blended whisky. Production is predicted to be more than 10,000 bottles …

A new bottle design for Tanqueray No Ten gin is to be introduced into the UK market highlighting its unique recipe of botanicals. The bottle celebrates the spirit’s 10 botanicals, including whole fresh oranges, grapefruits and limes, through 10 elegant facets that flow down the green bottle and meet at the base in the shape …