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International Scottish Gin Day on track for 100m global reach

International Scottish Gin Day 2019 (ISGD) will aim to help a global audience discover Scottish Gin and make Scotland a bigger tourist destination.

O'ndina gin targets international expansion

Group Campari’s O’ndina gin is targeting international expansion through “sophisticated foodies and travel-dreamers” following its launch in the UK earlier this year.

Hayman’s Gin Debate: Gin rules are being discussed

The definitions and regulations regarding gin are being discussed and reviewed by trade organisations, it was revealed at a major debate on gin yesterday (September 6).

British Gin exports show record high

Exports of British gin have, yet again, broken records reaching £279m for the first half of 2018.

World Gin Day plays 'important role' for brands

World Gin Day is no longer just a consumer-focused activation, but a serious opportunity for brands to grow sales according to a Roku Gin representative.

Langley's England gins break into Asia

English gin producer, Langley’s England has expanded into distribution into the Asia region following a five-year agreement with Milestone Beverages, a leading wine and spirits distributor in Asia.

NB Distillery launches gins in US

Scottish gin producer NB Distillery has launched two of its gin brands into the US market, covering 20 states over the next two months.

Caorunn leads Scottish gin sales

Caorunn has become the number one super premium gin brand in Scotland for the off-trade and hopes to lead the category in five years’ time.

Berry Bros. & Rudd relaunches London dry gin

Berry Bros. & Rudd has re-commenced distillation and bottling of its own-label London Dry Gin for global release.

Maxim Schulte wins Beefeater MIXLDN 7

Maxim Schulte from Hong Kong & Macau has been crowned the Beefeater MIXLDN 7 global champion, following a four-day final in London.

Martin Miller's Gin acquired by Zamora Company

Zamora has acquired a majority stake in gin brand Martin Miller’s Gin with the co-founders retaining 45% of the shares.

Gin sales lead UK distillery boom

HMRC figures have revealed that 49 new distilleries started up in the UK in 2017 including 22 in England and 20 in Scotland.

MIXLDN 7 global finalists announced

Thirty one countries will be represented at Beefeater’s international gin cocktail competition, MIXLDN 7, held in London this February.

Desmond Payne awarded MBE

Desmond Payne, master distiller for Beefeater gin has been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for 2018.

Desmond Payne: A lifetime in gin

If gin legend Desmond Payne was any kind of cricket fan the headline might read ’50 not out’, but despite working next door to The Oval, one of the most famous cricket grounds in the world, Beefeater’s master distiller has only been to one game in more than 20 years.

Gin & Tonic Day - today

To celebrate International Gin and Tonic Day (October 19), Bacardi Global Travel Retail and Virgin Atlantic are marking the occasion with the official launch of its new ‘Flying Bartender’ programme.

Bombay Sapphire appoints new master distiller

Bombay Sapphire has appointed Dr. Anne Brock as its new master distiller at its distillery in Laverstoke, England.

Jo Last wins Mediterranean Inspirations 2017

British bartender Jo Last has been crowned champion of the Gin Mare Mediterranean Inspirations cocktail competition for 2017 which was held in Ibiza, Spain.

Portman Group issues retailer alert on CollaGin over health claims

The Portman Group has issued a Retailer Alert Bulletin instructing alcohol retailers not to place orders for CollaGin, in its current packaging after 29 October 2017.

Gordon's launches new pink gin

Gordon’s Gin has launched Gordon’s Premium Pink Distilled Gin in the UK on and off-trade markets.

May de Lencquesaing won lifetime award at IWC

May de Lencquesaing has been awarded the lifetime achievement award at this year’s International Wine Challenge (IWC) following her 40 year career.

Darnley’s Gin opens new distillery

Darnley’s Gin has opened a new distillery and visitor centre at Kingsbarns in the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland.

Kokoro Gin gets UK distribution deal

Kokoro Gin, a Japanese-inspired London Dry Gin, has agreed an exclusive UK distribution deal with Mangrove, a specialist spirits agency.

Ginebra San Miguel is world's biggest gin brand

Drinks International has announced Ginebra San Miguel as the world’s top-selling gin brand according to its Millionaires’ Club 2017.

Gin Mare gears up for Mediterranean Inspirations 2017

Gin Mare is preparing to host the seventh edition of Mediterranean Inspirations, an international cocktail competition which this year will focus on the Mare Nostrum cocktail.

Hayman's gin returns to London

The Hayman family has announced plans to move the distillation of its English Gins back to London after 13 years apart.

Bombay Sapphire wins double gold in San Francisco

Bombay Sapphire  has been awarded a double gold medal at the 17th San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Beefeater appoints new global brand ambassador

Sumaiyah Connolly has been announced as the new global brand ambassador for Beefeater Gin.

Hendricks launches new Orbium gin

William Grant & Sons-owned Hendrick’s Gin has launched a new gin called Orbium which has gone on sale in UK on-trade markets.

Slingsby named British & Irish Lions sponsor

English spirits brand, Slingsby has become gin and vodka supplier for this summer’s British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand.

Recalled Bombay Sapphire deemed 'not safe' in Canada

Bacardi’s responsible drinking campaign faces scrutiny after the Canadian government recalled bottles of Bombay Sapphire over fears it contained twice the levels of alcohol advertised.

Scottish gin Caorunn branches into UK supermarkets

Caorunn Gin has been made available in supermarket chains across the UK including Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.

Gin brand launches crowdfunder to save lives

One Drinks has launched a crowdfunder campaign for its new sage craft gin which will be the brand’s first move into the spirits industry.

Kongsgaard named April gin of the month

Danish gin brand Kongsgaard has been named Craft Gin Club’s April gin of the month.

Glendalough to launch all-seasons gin

Glendalough, a seasonal gin-maker from Ireland, will release an “all-seasons” expression called Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin to the UK later this month.

Alex Turner joins Burleigh’s gin

45 West Distillers, makers of Burleigh’s London dry gin, has appointed ex-bartender Alex Turner as commercial director.

Bombay subs global comp for Glasshouse

Bombay Sapphire has shelved its global cocktail competition, Most Imaginative Bartender, in favour of The Glasshouse Project, a conceptual training programme for bartenders. 

Bulldog refocuses on US and UK

Bulldog Gin is refocusing its efforts on the UK and US markets after putting them on the ‘back burner’, according to its UK development manager.

Gin Guild dates

The Gin Guild has released dates for its forthcoming events.

Millionaires' Club: The Gin List

Drinks International's annual league of million-case brands returns. Here is a list of the world's best-selling gin brands in 2015.

William Grant & Sons launch on-trade cucumber campaign

William Grant & Sons has announced the launch of an on-trade campaign to raise awareness of the way to serve Hendrick’s & Tonic - garnished with cucumber. 

Seymourpowell announce collaboration with SIlent Pool Distillers

Seymourpowell has announced a collaboration with Silent Pool Distillers, to create an artisan gin distilled in the Surrey Hills.

Number of new distilleries in England rises by 33%

The number of new distilleries in England has jumped by 33% in the space of a year, UHY Hacker Young has announced.

Warner Edwards gin wins £150K prize

The UK’s Warner Edwards Distillery has secured a £150,000 prize after winning HSBC’s Elevator Pitch, a national competition for small and medium sized enterprises.

Pernod captures Monkey 47


Pernod Ricard has announced the acquisition of a majority share in German “cult gin" Monkey 47.

Silent Pool Gin launches in UK

The Silent Pool Distillery has launched a 43% abv gin, blended with 24 botanicals, into the UK market. 

Online gin retailer launches

An Australian bottle shop has launched what it claims is the world’s first online specialist gin retail website for Australian gin enthusiasts called Gin Heaven.

1897 Quinine gin launched on World Mosquito Day

Said to be made with cold-distilled quinine and fresh citrus peel, 1897 Quinine gin was launched yesterday (August 20) which was World Mosquito Day.

New Beefeater limited edition

Beefeater London Sounds is the name of the gin brand's latest limited edition.

Ginebra San Miguel storms gin category

Philippine gin Ginebra San Miguel has strengthened its position as the world’s best-selling gin, adding 10% in sales volume last year, according to The Millionaires' Club 2015.