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. 

Pub to host Sloe Gin World Championships

The George pub in Frant, East Sussex in southern England is to host the Sloe Gin World Championships on Wednesday December 10 from 1.00pm.

Rok Drinks launches Humphrey Bogart gin

Rok Drinks, has announced the launch of Bogart’s Real English Gin in association with the Humphrey Bogart Estate.

Maxxium UK launches No 3 gin bartender competition

Ambitious UK bartenders are being invited to participate in a competition to create a fresh take on Jerry Thomas’ classic ‘Gin Cocktail’.

Caorunn Gin announces launch of ‘Forage to Glass’

Caorunn Gin has announced the launch of global initiative ‘Forage to Glass’, a series of sessions aimed to highlight the ”importance of locally-foraged ingredients in gin”.   

Spirits experts recreate one of the earliest gin recipes

Spirits experts Gaz Regan, Dave Broom and Philip Duff have recreated what they believe to be one of the earliest gin recipes on record.

Gin Club Scotland forms

Distiller Simon Fairclough has set up the Scottish Gin Club, dedicated to nosing and tasting gins made north of the English-Scottish border.

Nichol recreates Tanqueray Old Tom Gin

Diageo has recreated Tanqueray Old Tom Gin for the global on-trade and speciality retailers.

Drive in UK craft gin distilleries

The UK has more craft gin distilleries per head of population than the US, distiller Mark Gamble told an audience at the Gin Guild Ginposium on Tuesday (June 3).

Gin Guild bullish about the future of gin

The gin category is expanding, and fast, the first grand rectifier of the Gin Guild Christopher Hayman announced at the first Gin Guild Ginposium last Tuesday (June 3).

Ginebra San Miguel is world's top gin

Ginebra San Miguel is the top gin brand in the world despite 11% negative growth, according to Drinks International’s Millionaires Club 2014. 

Chivas opens Beefeater visitor centre

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, has opened a new multi-million pound visitor centre at its Beefeater gin distillery in south London.

New recruits at the Gin Guild

The Gin Guild, a trade body set up in 2012 to encourage excellence in gin distillation and promote the category worldwide, has 25 new members.

Quintessential unveils Bloom Strawberry Cup.

Quintessential Brands, owners of the London Dry gin brand Bloom, has launched of its first ‘summer limited edition gin liquor’, Bloom Strawberry Cup.

Gordon's Elderflower launches in the UK

Diageo has added an elderflower variant to its Gordon’s line, following last year’s launch of Gordon’s Crisp Cucumber.

World's 50 Best Bars Brands Report: Gin

The results are in for the World's 50 Best Bars Brands Report. 

World’s best selling gin is Ginebra San Miguel

The largest selling gin in the world in 2012 was Philippine gin brand Ginebra San Miguel, with sales of 23.8 million 9-litre cases, according to The Millionaires' Club 2013.

Martin Miller dies aged 67

Martin Miller, founder of Martin Miller’s gin, passed away on Christmas Eve after a battle with cancer.

William Chase Sloe and Mulberry Gin launches

Chase Distillery has launched William Chase Sloe and Mulberry Gin in the UK.