Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin

Australian distiller Four Pillars has released the 2019 edition of its Bloody Shiraz Gin, which combines the brand’s signature Rare Dry Gin with Yarra Valley Shiraz grapes. In 2015, Four Pillars’ distiller Cam Mackenzie and his team infused an ‘appropriated’ batch of berries with high-proof Rare Dry Gin for eight weeks, before releasing it in …

Bobby's Gin and Jenever

Drinks distributor Spirit Cartel is introducing Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin and Schiedam Jenever to the UK. The duo of “Dutch-Indonesian hybrids” owe their existence to the 150-year-old shared history of the two countries. Bobby’s is named after the two founders’ grandfather who emigrated to Holland in the 1950s, but who missed the taste of Indonesia …

Cardrona Distillery

Family-run New Zealand producer Cardrona Distillery is launching its super-premium range of hand-crafted spirits in the UK. Located in the Cardrona Valley in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, the distillery boasts a four-strong portfolio, comprising The Reid Single Malt Vodka; The Cardrona Single Malt Whisky ‘Just Hatched’; The Source Gin; and Rose Rabbit Liqueur, …

Edinburgh Gin Bramble & Honey Gin

Ian Macleod Distillers-owned Edinburgh Gin is bolstering its full-strength flavoured gin portfolio with the launch of a new Bramble & Honey variant. The new “decadent” 40% ABV spirit showcases a “natural partnership” of dark fruit and honey, which can be paired with a premium tonic to add “a fruity update to the classic G&T”. Bramble …

Opihr Gin Regional Editions

Quintessential Brands’ spiced gin brand Opihr has launched three new Regional Editions, each created using flavours inspired by key locations along the ancient spice route. The new expressions – the European Edition, Arabian Edition and Far East Edition – contain “on-trend ingredients” from the global culinary world that are specific to each region. Opihr European …

Darnley's Gin Smoke & Zest

Scottish gin Darnley’s has introduced Smoke and Zest, the second expression in its limited edition Cottage Series, a range that celebrates local botanicals found around the Fife distillery. In his quest to create a smoky London Dry-style gin, Darnley’s distiller Scott Gowans experimented with various methods and collaborated with both his family and the Kingsbarns …

Warner's Raspberry Gin

Warner’s has bolstered its gin portfolio with the launch of a new raspberry-flavoured gin inspired by the bounty of the British countryside. The “fresh, vibrant” 40% ABV gin contains pure raspberry and blackberry juice, and elderflowers hand-picked from the hedgerows on Falls Farm, the brand’s birthplace. Warner’s Raspberry’s “naturally sweet yet refreshingly tart” notes of …

Gin 1689

Spirits distributor Distilled Brands is bringing Gin 1689, a liquid based on a secret 300-year-old recipe from the time of King William III of England, to the UK. Gin 1689’s founders Alexander Janssens and Patrick van der Peet of the Amsterdam Craft Gin Company acquired the exclusive rights to the recipe, which was found in …

Wildcat Bramble Gin

Whyte & Mackay has launched Bramble, a new berry-flavoured variant for its Wildcat Gin brand. The sweet 37.5%, ABV gin has been created to meet consumer demand for fun, varied flavours in up-tempo, after-dark occasions, offering notes of blackberry, raspberry, hedgerow fruits and cherry. It is suggested served in a long drink with tonic or …

Opihr Global 2019 winner

Lewis McKenzie from Axis Bar in the Hilton Amsterdam Schiphol Airport has been crowned winner of the sixth annual Opihr Global Cocktail Competition. At the grand final, which took place in Venice, Italy, Lewis competed against five other top bartenders from around the world, including the UK & Ireland, USA, Germany, APAC and South Africa. …