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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.

WSTA celebrates World Gin Day

The UK’s Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) says it will be celebrating the seventh annual World Gin Day tomorrow by highlighting the success of the UK’s growing gin industry.

Tanqueray master distiller gets llfetime achievement award

Tom Nichol, Diageo’s retiring master distiller for its Tanqueray gin brand, received a lifetime achievement award from the Gin Guild on Thursday evening at its annual dinner (May 29).

Hendrick’s Botanical Garden at Mr Fogg’s

Cocktail bar, Mr Fogg’s in London’s Mayfair said to be the home of the eccentric British adventurer, Phileas J. Fogg is the site of Hendrick’s gin brand’s Botanical Garden.

Artisan gin joins P&O Britannia

Black Down Artisan Spirits’ Sussex Gin has been selected as one of the spirits to be served on P&O Cruises’ newest ship, Britannia

Last call for Think Gin registration

Drinks buyers wishing to guarantee a place at Monday's Think Gin event can register today (Friday) up until 5pm.

Think Gin preview

Drinks International and Off Licence News’ inaugural Think Gin debuts at Merchant House in London on Monday February 9. Here’s our guide to what visitors can expect.

Think Gin sponsors announced

A dozen sponsors have signed up to Drinks International and Off Licence News’ Think Gin event, which takes place on February 9.

Brands Report 2015: Gin

Charles Tanqueray would be proud – Diageo has done a fine job with his gin.

Diageo unveils English-Japanese gin Jinzu

Diageo has launched an English gin with a Japanese twist to the UK, following its Show Your Spirit competition in 2013.

Hayman releases limited edition Family Reserve gin

Gin distiller Hayman has launched a small batch gin called Family Reserve, which is rested for three weeks in aged scotch whisky barrels.

EWG to auction Gin 1495 pack for The Benevolent Charity

The team behind the Gin 1495 project announced a limited edition pack will be auctioned with proceeds raised going to The Benevolent charity. 

William Grant & Sons UK unveils Hendrick's Cucumber Hothouse

William Grant & Sons UK has unveiled Hendrick’s Cucumber Hothouse, the latest addition to its gifting portfolio. 

Bombay Sapphire's Laverstoke Mill opens

Bombay Sapphire’s long-awaited brand home, Laverstoke Mill, opened its doors to the trade on Wednesday to reveal a vast visitor centre that includes a glasshouse of botanicals, heated by the distillery’s stills.

D1 London Gin launches in Hong Kong

DJ Limbrey Distilling Co has announced that its self-styled super-premium gin, D1 London, is launching in Hong Kong on September 25.

Half Hitch launches in UK

Half Hitch has unveiled its 40% abv gin distilled in The Vaults, Camden Lock.