Isle of Raasay Gin

The Isle of Raasay Distillery has launched its first Hebridean gin ahead of International Scottish Gin Day on Saturday August 3. Handcrafted in the Hebrides, the Isle of Raasay Gin is distilled in a Frilli copper pot still using an blend of ten traditional, local botanicals, alongside water from the distillery’s well. Created in collaboration …

Barentsz Mandarin & Jasmine Gin

Dutch-inspired gin brand Barentsz is releasing a seasonal mandarin and jasmine flavoured expression in time for Christmas. Building on the success of the original Barentsz Gin, launched in 2016, the new variant is infused with natural mandarin peel and exotic jasmine flowers for a “distinctively smooth and fresh taste”. Distilled in small batches in London, …

Plymouth Gin Mr King’s 1842 Recipe

Pernod Ricard-owned Plymouth Gin has launched Mr King’s 1842 Recipe, a limited edition expression with just two botanicals: orris root and juniper. The new spirit has been crafted by Plymouth’s master distiller Sean Harrison using a recipe from 1842, found at the Plymouth Black Friars Distillery, thought to be England’s oldest gin distillery. To create …

Stranger & Sons

Stranger & Sons, one of the first gins to be made in India since the country gained independence in the 1940s, has launched in the UK. Produced at the Third Eye Distillery in Ponda, a district in south Goa with a rich history of spice farming, the small-batch craft gin “celebrates the abundance and diversity …

Mermaid Pink Gin

The Isle of White Distillery has announced the launch of Mermaid Pink Gin, its first ever pink variant, made with local strawberries. Mermaid Pink Gin is distilled using strawberries from the micro-climate of the island’s rich, fertile and sunny Arreton Valley. The fruit is steeped in the distillery’s signature gin for four days. Then, half …

Portobello Road Temperance

Portobello Road is introducing a new low-ABV spirit to its portfolio, aimed at gin fans looking to moderate their alcohol intake. Bottled at 4.2% ABV, the new spirit, Temperance, has been created by Portobello Road Gin’s co-founder Jake F Burger. It is distilled using the same nine time-honoured botanicals that comprise Portobello Road Gin’s signature …

Salcombe Gin 'Rosé Sainte Marie'

Salcombe Gin has launched a Mediterranean-inspired dry rosé gin called ‘Rosé Sainte Marie’ for summer. The spirit is named after the iconic Sainte Marie lighthouse which marks the Southern entrance to the Old Port of Marseille, from where nineteenth-century Salcombe Fruit Schooners would load citrus fruits and herbs bound for England’s ports. Traditional juniper provides …

JJ Whitley Blood Orange Gin

Halewood Wines & Spirits-owned JJ Whitley is adding a new blood orange-flavoured gin to its craft spirits portfolio. Bottled at 38.6% ABV, the “bright and zesty” expression leads with the scent of Mediterranean orange. The gin’s palate “complements candied citrus peel and zesty marmalade, with undertones of liquorice root and cassia bark,” while the finish …

Bimber Da Hong Pao Tea Gin

London-based Bimber Distillery has released its latest spirit: Da Hong Pao Tea Gin, made using oolong tea. Originating from wild rare tea plants that are found growing on the cliffs of Wuyi Mountain, Da Hong Pao is a semi-fermented, heavily oxidized oolong tea. According to Bimber’s master distiller and co-founder Darius Plazewski, “it yields a …

Eight Lands Organic Speyside Gin & Vodka

Family-owned Scottish producer Glenrinnes Distillery has released two new organic spirits: Eight Lands Organic Speyside Gin and Eight Lands Organic Speyside Vodka. Co-founded by father and stepson team Alasdair Locke and Alex Christou, the purpose-built 5,400 sq/ft distillery is located at the foot of the Ben Rinnes mountain in the Speyside region of Scotland. Eight …