A series of interactive master classes and bartender events are to be held across north-west England for Scottish super-premium gin Caorunn this summer. The events will invite bartenders to learn about the perfect Caorunn gin and tonic, served with a wedge of red apple, and to discover a range of classic Caorunn cocktails that have …

Gin producer Sipsmith has teamed up with London restaurant and bar Kettner’s to open a bar that will offer 100 different styles of the classic Martini recipe. Opening on March 26 for three weeks, the elegant classic-style bar space is being created in the Apartment on the first floor of the historic Soho establishment. Run …

Barworks is to open a new cocktail bar alongside the first new distillery producing gins, vodka and whisky in east London for over a century. Barworks operations manager Alex Wolpert (pictured left) is developing the distillery with Jamie Baxter (right), former master distiller at Chase in Herefordshire and City of London Distillery in Fleet Street. …

ABK6 Cognac VSOP Grand Cru and Gilpin’s Westmorland Extra Dry Gin were among winners in this year’s World Drinks Awards. Run by TheDrinksReport.com, the awards celebrate the best-tasting spirits from around the globe as well as the best packaging designs. They are judged by an independent tasting panel drawn from the best drinks journalists and …

Richard Woods (pictured) has been named as winner of the UK and Ireland final of the Bombay Sapphire World’s Most Imaginative Bartender competition. He was one of 15 bartenders who were challenged to create two serves – a re-imagined twist on a gin and tonic and an imaginative cocktail using Bombay Sapphire. Held in Shoreditch …

Squire’s London Dry Gin has been revived and relaunched into the on-trade by C&C Group alongside Ukrainian vodka Odessa. New packaging for Squire’s, a popular brand from the 1960s, combines imagery of the botanicals used in production with the image of a squire that was featured on the previous label design. With an ABV of …

Diageo GB has announced that it is extending its flavoured Gordon’s Gin range with a new elderflower variant. Launching this month, Gordon’s Elderflower will be supported with a seven-figure marketing spend, targeting both the on- and off-trade, including TV advertising from the end of March. Following last year’s launch of Gordon’s Crisp Cucumber, the new …

A new range of cocktails has been introduced at Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar in London in partnership with Bloom London Dry Gin. They are available at the London Marriott Hotel County Hall hotel bar throughout February. Tying in with Valentine’s Day, drinks include the Indecent Proposition and Blooming Valentine’s (pictured top) – see below for …

A unique new gin is being introduced into the UK bar trade that is infused with Riesling grapes from the Mosel region of Germany. Ferdinand’s Saar Dry Gin is produced in small batches using grapes from the steep shale slopes of the Zilliken family’s Saarburger Rausch vineyard which is famous for its Riesling wines. Before …

Diageo has announced the appointment of former bartender Tim Homewood as new UK brand ambassador for Tanqueray and Tanqueray No Ten gins. Tim, who has been involved in the bar industry since the age of 16, has worked for some of the best bars in London including The Hospital Club in Covent Garden, the Arts …