Procera Gin releases 2022 vintage

Kenyan gin distiller Procera has launched the 2022 annual vintage of its ultra-premium Red Dot and Green Dot gin expressions both distilled using fresh Juniperus procera harvested in the nearby Kenyan highlands.

Brown-Forman confirms purchase of Gin Mare

Jack Daniel’s owner Brown-Forman has confirmed the purchase of gin brand Gin Mare from Spanish premium drinks company, Vantguard.

Ukiyo Japanese Spirits launches in New Zealand

Japanese spirits brand Ukiyo has launched its Blossom Gin, Yuzu Gin, and Rice Vodka in New Zealand after agreeing a distribution deal.

The UK drinks market key gin insights

The UK’s on-trade and hospitality outlets are preferring to serve leading brands of gin and tonic as their house products instead of supporting local and small-batch counterparts, as market researcher Shepper finds. 

Elephant Gin launches wildlife protection foundation

Gin-brand Elephant Gin has announced the launch of the Elephant Gin Foundation, an independent non-profit dedicated to protecting African wildlife.

France’s Citadelle gin comes to London’s OXO Tower this summer

Citadelle gin has come to London’s OXO Tower this summer, for its Summer Terrace, serving Citadelle gin cocktails inspired by southwest France.

Distell International launches new Amarula African Gin

Distell International’s Amarula African Gin is set to debut in Europe next month, starting with the UK, along with its Amarula Cream Liqueur, which has entered the European market for the first time.

Brockmans Gin sales hit one million bottles in 12 months

Super-premium gin Brockmans has announced that one million bottles were sold within a 12-month period, a milestone for the brand.

Kenya’s Procera Gin announces partnership with Axiom Brands

Kenyan ultra-premium spirits producer, Procera Gin has announced a partnership with Axiom Brands to accelerate growth in the UK on- and off-trade.

Diageo India invests in premium gin producer Nao Spirits

United Spirits Limited (Diageo India) has announced an investment of INR 31.5 crores (US$ 4.1m) to acquire a strategic minority stake in Nao Spirits.

Hendrick’s launches limited-edition Neptunia gin

Hendrick’s have launched Neptunia, a limited-edition gin using Scottish coastal botanicals and the latest release from master distiller Lesley Gracie’s Cabinet of Curiosities collection.

Adnams launches high-strength gin designed for low alcohol serves

Suffolk-based distillery Adnams has launched a high-strength gin distilled with ten times the botanicals to give the flavour of a full serve in a 2.5ml measure.

Brands Report 2022: Gin

Topping gin for seven of the last nine years, Tanqueray is once again king gin. The Diageo brand, famed for its juniper forward Tanqueray London Dry and Tanqueray No. Ten gins, was the house choice in 25% of the world’s best bars.

Illva Saronno launches Engine gin in the UK

Italian spirits company, Illva Saronno has launched the craft organic gin brand, Engine in the UK.

Maison Ferrand builds new distillery for Citadelle Gin

French spirits producer, Maison Ferrand, has built a new distillery at the Château de Bonbonnet to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Citadelle Gin brand.

Holyrood Distillery launches new gin created with ‘whisky in mind’

Edinburgh’s Holyrood Distillery has created a new stripped-back gin, Height of Arrows.

Mermaid enters RTD sector with G&T

Mermaid Gin, based on the Isle of Wight, has entered the RTD category with a canned Gin & Tonic.

Kirker Greer Spirits launches Japanese brand Ukiyo

Kirker Greer Spirits has launched a new Japanese spirits brand called Ukiyo which features two gins and a rice vodka coming soon.

Wimbledon Brewery launches debut gin

London’s Wimbledon Brewery has taken its first steps into gin production with the unveiling of Wimbledon Garden Gin.

Eden Mill extends distribution through La Martiniquaise-Bardinet

Scottish distiller Eden Mill has entered a new partnership with French drinks group La Martiniquaise-Bardinet for the UK distribution of its gin portfolio.

Mermaid Gin commits to protecting seagrass meadows

Mermaid Gin, produced by The Isle of Wight Distillery, has committed to support the restoration and protection of its local seagrass meadows.

Isle of Harris gin lands US trade deal

The Isle of Harris Distillery in the Outer Hebrides Islands of Scotland has signed a new distribution agreement in the US with Misa Imports.

The Teasmith Gin gains US export deal

The Teasmith Gin has secured an £80,000 export deal with the biggest  independent wine retailer in the US.

BrewDog expands gin offering with LoneWolf Peach & Passionfruit

BrewDog Distilling Co has launched LoneWolf Peach & Passionfruit gin as the latest expansion of its spirits portfolio.

Bombay Sapphire botanicals set for sustainable recognition in 2021

Bombay Sapphire has announced that all of its 10 botanical ingredients will be certified sustainable in 2021.

Beefeater to launch new TV ad campaign

Pernod Ricard has announced a new multi-million-pound marketing campaign for Beefeater starting on 19 April targeting 25-34-year-olds.

Ryan Reynolds launches Aviation Gin Wrexham AFC bottle

Aviation American Gin has launched a limited-edition Wrexham AFC bottle to celebrate the takeover of the National League club by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.

Gin Guild slams 'freeloading' brands in no/low spirits sector

The Gin Guild, the not-for-profit international gin industry body, has denounced spirits producers who describe low or non-alcohol products as ‘gin’ for “freeloading” on the success of the category.

Beefeater launches new bottle design

Beefeater has launched a new bottle design which not only has a new shape and artwork, but uses more recyclable materials to reduce plastic use.

Brands Report 2021: Gin

The last time Bombay topped our gin list bartenders were wearing bow ties and gin was still being tipped as the next big thing. But here we have it, 10 years on, and like a phoenix (rising from a respectable fourth place) Bombay takes the juniper wreath.

Quintessential Brands launches festive marketing drive

Quintessential Brands is launching a marketing push across its leading gin brands in the run-up to the festive trading period.

Gin Guild threatens legal action over 'cynically fraudulent' products

The Gin Guild has threatened legal action against the producers of Red Storm and Ocean Storm for wrongly labelling the spirits as ‘gin’.

The Gin Hub: 'Market share the new measure of success'

Louise Ryan, managing director of Pernod Ricard’s Gin Hub, believes that market share can be the measurement of success for the company during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Citadelle Gin offers proceeds of design challenge to charity

Yanina Suykens has won the Citadelle Design Competition with her ‘Favourite French Flavour’ illustration which will be printed on 300 bottles of Citadelle Gin.

Brewdog launches Lonewolf Cactus & Lime gin

Brewdog Distilling Co has launched Lonewolf Cactus & Lime gin to the global off trade adding to its growing portfolio of spirits.

Bombay Sapphire launches first flavoured gin

Bombay Sapphire has launched its first flavoured gin variety called Bramble which will roll out globally to both on and off trade markets.

Pernod investment in Ki No Bi a "win-win"

Pernod Ricard has bought a stake in Japanese gin brand Ki No Bi for an undisclosed fee.

William Grant & Sons unveils Hendrick's Lunar

Hendrick’s Lunar Gin is the second limited edition release from master distiller Lesley Gracie’s Cabinet of Curiosities at the Hendrick’s Gin Palace, launching in the UK first. 

Porter's Gin gets US distribution deal

Porter’s Gin has launched in the US through New York City-based importer and distributor partner Domaine Select Wine & Spirits.

Brands Report 2020: Gin

Tanqueray tops the gin pops this year, edging out old foe Beefeater.

Manchester Gin launches Blackberry Infused

Manchester Gin has launched Blackberry Infused - the distillery's sixth flavour which will run alongside its core range of gins.

Porter's Gin gets new UK distribution deal

Porter’s Gin has confirmed a deal with When We Are Giants to become its UK & Ireland distributor as the brand prepares to expand in its local market.

Slingsby Gin adds export manager for global growth

North Yorkshire-based Spirit of Harrogate has appointed international sales expert, Nick Dunning, as export manager to increase worldwide listings of Slingsby Gin.

Desmond Payne defends flavoured gin at Barometer

Beefeater master distiller Desmond Payne defended the role of flavoured gin during a seminar in Ukraine on Saturday, 28 September.

Beefeater invests in new still at Kennington distillery

Pernod Ricard has invested in a new still for Beefeater Gin at its distillery in Kennington, London.

Beefeater launches third flavour variety - Blackberry

Beefeater has added a third variant to its flavoured gin range with the launch of Beefeater Blackberry, exclusive to the UK market.

Slingsby hits £10m revenue through flavoured gin

Slingsby gin has credited its flavoured expressions for reaching the £10m sales marker after three full years at market.

Gin boom continues as category hits £3bn in UK

The Wine and Spirits Trade Association’s latest market report shows that the rise and rise of gin in the UK is continuing at an even greater pace.

Ableforth's launches global bar takeover campaign

Ableforth’s Bathtub Gin will be hosting seven global bar takeovers in seven days from 5 August 2019 as part of its ‘Week Well Spent’ campaign.

Hepple Gin gets first supermarket deal

Northumberland-based Hepple Gin has gained its first supermarket listing through ocado.com.