News: gin

A round up of recent news stories for UK gin via Google News:

That Boutique-y Gin Company adds Proper Pink

That Boutique-y Gn Company is introducing a pink gin, which is described as having “a Boutique-y twist on a traditional recipe”. Proper Pink is made using ...

Posted: December 13, 2018, 4:03 pm
Time to raise a glass to the artisan gin crafted by a Crowborough duo  Sussex Express

The husband and wife team behind Tom Cat Sussex Gin talk cocktails, botanicals and why they chose gin.

Posted: December 13, 2018, 3:33 pm
Number of regular UK wine drinkers drops by one million in three years  Harpers Wine & Spirit Trade Review

Britain is steadily losing its core wine drinkers to other beverage categories, while those who remain loyal to the category are drinking less...

Posted: December 13, 2018, 1:04 pm
The Londoner: Palace intruder's inside account  Evening Standard

Palace intruder reveals true story of break-in / Cumberbatch becomes Cummings / School reunion for St Trinian's duo / Campbell and Capaldi's charity swear-off.

Posted: December 13, 2018, 12:13 pm
'World's most expensive gin' on sale at £4000

We hear a lot about record-breaking whisky sales, but it's not that often other spirits get as much notoriety – until now. A bottle of gin believed to be the “most ...

Posted: December 13, 2018, 11:45 am
Boutique-y launches Proper Pink Gin  The Spirits Business

Independent gin bottler That Boutique-y Gin Company has launched a pink gin designed to “take the spirit back to its 1800s roots”. Proper Pink is said to take ...

Posted: December 13, 2018, 11:40 am
London-based recording studios used by Stormzy, Jess Glynne up for sale  Music Business Worldwide

One of the UK's more modern (and discreet) landmark recording studios, The Gin Factory, is up for sale. Based in Clerkenwell, London, the facility boasts 12 ...

Posted: December 13, 2018, 11:15 am
Blackadder’s Christmas Carol at 30: how it flipped Charles Dickens’ famous tale on its head  iNews

Thirty years ago, Blackadder's Christmas Carol brought us a brilliantly subversive take on the Charles Dickens classic. And it remains inspired.

Posted: December 13, 2018, 11:14 am
DV8 Designs welcomes official opening of Liverpool gin distillery  BQ Live

DV8 Designs has completed work on its fourth Castle Street venue in the form of Liverpool Gin Distillery as part of a seven-figure budget.

Posted: December 13, 2018, 9:39 am
Gin-credible creation for Harrogate area firm as it gets into festive spirit  Harrogate Advertiser

Leading UK commercial nursery, Johnsons of Whixley, has well and truly got into the 'Christmas spirit' – by creating its very own company gin!

Posted: December 13, 2018, 9:36 am
15 of the best gin gifts to buy this Christmas  Country Life

Gins with bold new flavours, stylish new bottles and exotic twists come together with a couple of whimsical gin gifts and even a make-your-own-gin experience in ...

Posted: December 13, 2018, 9:10 am
Do you remember when a bottle of gin was £2.40 and sherry just £1?  NW Evening Mail

Do you remember when? What was in the South Cumbrian news 10, 25 & 50 years ago.

Posted: December 13, 2018, 5:00 am
Tamsin Egerton nails a trendy style in a figure-hugging boiler suit as she attends glitzy gin bash  Daily Mail

Tamsin Egerton stunned at the launch of Tanqueray No. TEN and House of Hackney's exclusive partnership at Petersham Nurseries, in London on Wednesday.

Posted: December 12, 2018, 4:49 pm
Pop-up gin and fizz bar to keep shoppers entertained at Northampton's Grosvenor Centre  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

A pop-up bar is set to open in the Grosvenor Centre this week to add a little bit of fizz to this year's Christmas shopping.

Posted: December 12, 2018, 12:37 pm
Railway distillery owner uses legal loophole to sell gin without a licence  The Drinks Business

The founders of a new craft gin distillery in Yorkshire exploited a legal loophole to promote their first batch of spirits before they secured a licence to sell them.

Posted: December 12, 2018, 11:58 am
Meadows Gin launches in the UK  The Spirits Business

English drinks producer Northern Spirits Partnership has released its inaugural product, Meadows Gin, which was inspired by the “fine balance between beauty ...

Posted: December 12, 2018, 10:40 am
UK's Single Estate Spirits secures European distribution for its gin

Single Estate Spirits, the UK firm founded by three bartenders in 2017, has secured a European distribution deal with Netherlands-based Mas Wine & Spirits.

Posted: December 12, 2018, 9:27 am
Batch Brew bottles export success  GOV.UK

Batch Brew, a Burnley distiller of small-batch gin, has broken into the North American spirits market after securing 2 export contracts with new suppliers.

Posted: December 11, 2018, 4:19 pm
Single Estate Spirits to launch 2017 vintage of Jindea Gin

A start-up gin company founded by three UK bartenders is gearing up to launch its 2017 vintage into the UK. The company is also celebrating after securing a ...

Posted: December 11, 2018, 11:36 am
CCTV appeal after gin stolen from John Lewis store  Bournemouth Echo

CCTV images of a suspect have been released by police after a bottle of gin was stolen from Poole's John Lewis store.

Posted: December 11, 2018, 9:47 am
12 tips of Christmas

It's almost upon us. The busy trading period of Christmas is fast approaching and we're set to see a glut of punters leave their homes and offices to celebrate in ...

Posted: December 11, 2018, 8:00 am
Eden Mill pop up at stores in England and Wales  Scottish Field

Scotland's award-winning gin and whisky distillery Eden Mill is expanding into the English and Welsh markets after securing a Christmas partnership with ...

Posted: December 10, 2018, 4:36 pm
From frozen turkey to DIY gin, bloggers share their top tips on how to save money on Christmas dinner  The Sun

IF anyone knows how to save some cash on their Christmas dinner it's money bloggers. Brits are expected to spend a huge £216 on their festive feast this year ...

Posted: December 10, 2018, 3:18 pm
Fans are in love with this gin in a tin flavour from Marks & Spencer  Prima

The bargain supermarket gin in a can has been popular across social media with gin lovers praising the delicious flavour. Read more gin news at

Posted: December 10, 2018, 2:26 pm
16 best non-fiction books of 2018  The Independent

From glossy interiors books that will inspire you to revamp your home to moving memoirs and biographies, we've rounded up some of the best non-fiction books ...

Posted: December 10, 2018, 11:30 am
Angela Hartnett's Christmas recipes, starring her mother's mince pies and a cranberry gin cocktail

Christmas involves 30-odd people coming to celebrate with me and my husband, Neil, and so we often host it at my restaurant, Murano.

Posted: December 9, 2018, 6:00 am
Plans lodged to transform former farm to Highland gin distillery  Press and Journal

A historic farm workers' building in Ardross could become a gin distillery if plans lodged with Highland Council are successful. Known as the tenement building, ...

Posted: December 8, 2018, 6:42 am
Christmas 2018 Gift Guide: Under £50 for women  The Independent

Choosing presents for friends and family should be fun but there's always that one person who makes shopping a struggle. The difficulty here is that the ...

Posted: December 8, 2018, 6:15 am
Bullards Gin reveals plans to open restaurant and bar at new Norwich distillery  Eastern Daily Press

The team at Bullards Spirits have revealed they plan to add an open-kitchen restaurant and bar to their Crystal House distillery in Norwich.

Posted: December 7, 2018, 1:13 pm
The Manchester-made booze and beer to buy this Christmas  Manchester Evening News

That difficult distant relative, the sibling who earns twice as much as you do and buys everything they want for themselves, the secret Santa you barely know ...

Posted: December 7, 2018, 12:04 pm
Lidl adds Premium Pink Gin to fan favourite Hortus range  Coventry Telegraph

Gin lovers will be pleased to hear Lidl UK has launched a brand new gin to add to its much-coveted Hortus range and this time it's pink…to make the shoppers ...

Posted: December 7, 2018, 11:24 am
Gin-gle bells as new distillery opens its doors  JMU Journalism Liverpool Life

A new gin bar and distillery has officially opened, just in time for the Christmas period. The Liverpool Gin Distillery opened on Saturday on Castle Street and is ...

Posted: December 6, 2018, 4:36 pm
Lidl has just added pink gin to its Hortus range  Prima

Perfect for Christmas cocktails, the new Pink Gin from Lidl's Hortus range costs just £15.99 for a bottle. Read more gin news at

Posted: December 6, 2018, 12:10 pm
Aber Falls adds posher Small Batch Welsh Gin  The Grocer

It has launched Small Batch Welsh Gin (43% abv), made with water from the nearby Rhaeadr Fawr waterfall (rsp: £32/70cl). It comes packaged in a blue bottle ...

Posted: December 6, 2018, 11:50 am
How Richard and Rachel created a new artisan Goosnargh Gin  Lancashire Evening Post

Just because you like gin, it doesn't mean you have to make it.

Posted: December 6, 2018, 12:00 am
Conker joins with lifeboat institution for navy-strength gin  The Grocer

There was “a perfect synergy between the two seaside brands”, said Conker's founder.

Posted: December 5, 2018, 2:33 pm
Meet the Flintshire family launching their own brand of gin inspired by the Clwydian Range  LeaderLive

A FAMILY has bottled the love of a North Wales landmark and mixed its inspiration into an exciting new venture ready to warm the hearts of spirit…

Posted: December 5, 2018, 11:07 am
12 Days of Bizmas: Lakes Gin to be sold nationwide in Co-op  BQ Live

The Lakes Distillery is stepping into Christmas early after securing a listing in Co-op stores nationwide for its award-winning The Lakes Gin.

Posted: December 5, 2018, 6:06 am
Dark Art Gin is all set to rise in former school  Scottish Field

A bid to create a new craft gin company and distillery in Kirkcudbright has won the inaugural Guy & Co-creation Award. The idea for the Dark Art Gin company ...

Posted: December 4, 2018, 4:13 pm
The 6 fastest-growing alcohol businesses in the UK  The Drinks Business

Brewers Beavertown and Brewdog, pub group Mission Mars and gin distillery Warner Edwards have all been named as the UK's fastest-growing businesses of ...

Posted: December 4, 2018, 8:00 am
Whisky and gin star COTSWOLDS DISTILLERY brings in the botanicals to craft new spirits  Express

Land is the genie in the bottles of craft whiskies and gins produced by The Cotswolds Distillery, a business using local barley and malting that now plans to build ...

Posted: December 3, 2018, 8:00 am
Salcombe Distilling Co is the Devon firm that started the gin boom  Devon Live

UK gin sales have gone through the roof and Salcombe Gin was there at the very start.

Posted: December 2, 2018, 8:00 am
Lakes Gin begins selling further afield after Co-op deal  NW Evening Mail

THE Lakes Distillery is getting into the Christmas season by expanding its distribution outwards.

Posted: December 2, 2018, 8:00 am
There's a two-day arena show dedicated to gin coming to Cardiff  Wales Online

There will be unlimited tastings of your favourite tipple.

Posted: November 30, 2018, 8:00 am
Gin themed serviced apartments planned for Cardiff City Centre  Wales Online

The apartments will be above a new restaurant and bar on the High Street in the capital.

Posted: November 30, 2018, 8:00 am
Chocolatier and gin producer in sweet deal  Henley Standard

A NEW gin confection has been created thanks to a partnership between two independent Henley businesses. Chocolatier Gorvett & Stone, of Duke Street, has ...

Posted: November 30, 2018, 8:00 am
Illegal gin trap found near Nairn  Press and Journal

Police have issued a warning about the use of illegal traps following the discovery of the fully-functioning, rusty device near Howford Bridge, a few miles south of ...

Posted: November 30, 2018, 8:00 am
10 weird ingredients that have been used in gin  The Drinks Business

With domestic sales and exports of UK gin hitting £2.2 billion and the total transformation of the category in recent years, it seems there are few things that ...

Posted: November 29, 2018, 8:00 am
Gin Lounge's first festival takes place this weekend  Scottish Field

The Gin Lounge will be welcoming gin lovers from across the capital to its inaugural festival this Saturday at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh. To mark the ...

Posted: November 29, 2018, 8:00 am
WSTA returns to Tokyo to promote homegrown wine and gin  Harpers Wine & Spirit Trade Review

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) this week travelled to Tokyo to showcase the quality of English wine and British gin in a bid to boost...

Posted: November 28, 2018, 12:14 pm
Relax and grin as you enjoy your gin at special event  Scottish Field

The Gin To My Tonic Show aims to inspire and entertain, so attendees feel like they've had the ultimate gin-centric experience. As well as a chance to sample ...

Posted: November 28, 2018, 11:29 am
Aldi is selling salted caramel and baked apple gin  Prima

Aldi's new delicious gin flavour has sent gin lovers into a frenzy as the budget supermarket launches the toffee apple-flavoured gin for Christmas. Find more ...

Posted: November 28, 2018, 8:00 am
UK gin accounts for 72% of EU market  The Drinks Business

UK-made gin represented nearly three quarters of the gin produced in the EU in 2017, the latest government figures have revealed, as the gin boom shows no ...

Posted: November 28, 2018, 8:00 am
Gin diploma moves to Royal Botanic Gardens  Scottish Field

Edinburgh Whisky Academy has announced that from next year the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh will host the Diploma in Gin. This move allows candidates ...

Posted: November 27, 2018, 8:00 am
Prince Charles tries local gin in Ely  Belfast Telegraph

The Prince of Wales tries local gin in Ely, while on a visit to East Anglia with the Duchess of Cornwall.

Posted: November 27, 2018, 8:00 am
Manchester Gin now comes in 4.5 LITRE bottles, costing £375 each  Manchester Evening News

If you're stuck for what to buy the gin lover in your life for Christmas, Manchester Gin might well have the perfect solution - but only if you've got a few hundred ...

Posted: November 27, 2018, 8:00 am
Gin o'clock: UK gin sales account for three-quarters of EU production  City A.M.

The British gin boom continued to gather pace last year with UK sales accounting for 72 per cent of the total EU production, according to figures published.

Posted: November 27, 2018, 8:00 am
Charles praises ‘absolutely irresistible’ gin on market visit  Belfast Telegraph

The Prince of Wales sipped a sloe and cherry gin and described it as “absolutely irresistible” as he spoke to traders during a visit to a market in wintry ...

Posted: November 27, 2018, 8:00 am
Aldi is selling salted caramel and baked apple gin, and it might make you want to book a flight to the UK  INSIDER

Want to warm your heart at the holidays? Aldi in the UK is selling salted caramel and baked apple gin liqueur, and it sounds like a seasonally spectacular drink.

Posted: November 27, 2018, 8:00 am
Interview: Whitley Neill gin takes UK market surge into travel retail - The Moodie Davitt Report  The Moodie Davitt Report

Halewood Wines & Spirits Managing Director Global Travel Retail Simon Roffe hails the performance of Whitley Neill gin in the channel over the past year, and ...

Posted: November 27, 2018, 8:00 am
The Great British Gin Festival could come to Folkestone and Tunbridge Wells next year  Kent Online

A gin festival which organisers boast is the biggest in the country could come to two towns in the county next year if there is enough interest.

Posted: November 27, 2018, 8:00 am
Carlisle's House of Malt reopens - and new city gin launched  News & Star

Lovers of quality whisky and gin were in seventh heaven at the weekend with the relaunch of Carlisle's House of Malt.

Posted: November 26, 2018, 8:00 am
Wiltshire farm which brews gin featured in diversification podcast  FarmingUK

A Wiltshire estate which has successfully diversified into brewing vodka and gin is the latest farm to be featured in a series of podcasts looking at diversification.

Posted: November 26, 2018, 8:00 am
Aldi is selling salted caramel and apple flavoured gin and we can’t wait to try it  The Sun

The sweet tipple costs £14.99 per 50cl bottle and it's available online and in stores.

Posted: November 26, 2018, 8:00 am
The 16 best gin deals from the Cyber Monday UK sale  Mashable

Christmas is a time to eat, drink, and be merry. Two of those things kind of go hand in hand, and if you are going to be merry, you might as well get there drinking ...

Posted: November 26, 2018, 8:00 am
Anger at Dunelm for selling gin-themed slogan socks for children  Metro

A pair of novelty children's socks have upset parents in Lincolnshire - because they make reference to drinking alcohol. The slogan socks were spotted on sale ...

Posted: November 25, 2018, 8:00 am
Popular Sussex Gin and Fizz Festival returns to Lewes in December  The Argus

The popular Sussex Gin & Fizz Festival returns to Lewes for the second time this year as part of the Christmas late night shopping event on…

Posted: November 25, 2018, 8:00 am
Amazon Black Friday alcohol deals including champagne, whisky, vodka, gin and rum  The Sun

AMAZON has slashed the cost of alcohol for Black Friday, and the deals include everything from posh Champagne to good discounts on vodka and gin.

Posted: November 23, 2018, 8:00 am
Morrisons Black Friday 2018 deals: Hendrick’s gin, Toblerone and toys discounted today  Express

MORRISONS Black Friday 2018 deals are here, with everything from prosecco advent calendars to British rump steak reduced at the supermarket.

Posted: November 23, 2018, 8:00 am
Lidl launches gingerbread gin – and it only costs £10  The Sun

The festive gin liqueur will hit Lidl's store shelves next week, but the bottles are only going to be available as long as stocks last.

Posted: November 23, 2018, 8:00 am
Gers Join Up With Liverpool Gin  Rangers Football Club

RANGERS are delighted to announce that Liverpool Gin has become the club's Official Gin Partner. The partnership means Liverpool Gin, owned by Halewood ...

Posted: November 22, 2018, 8:00 am
Christmas cocktail recipes - Festive cocktail ideas  Good Housekeeping UK

Party hosts, make sure you read this! 18 easy Christmas cocktails for the festive season.

Posted: November 22, 2018, 8:00 am
Amazon Black Friday 2018: Best prosecco, gin, whiskey and BEER deals and offers  Express

AMAZON Black Friday 2018 is upon us and the site have a huge array of discounts you'll definitely not want to miss. From beer and whiskey to wine, prosecco ...

Posted: November 22, 2018, 8:00 am
B&M is selling gin and vodka jam for £3 – here’s the best place to buy booze infused spreads  The Sun

Bargain retailer B&M says the boozy spreads tasting of vodka and gin are perfect on scones or hot, buttery toast.

Posted: November 21, 2018, 8:00 am
William Grant & Sons readies 1.75l Hendrick's Gin bottle in UK Black Friday push

William Grant & Sons has lined up a 1.75l format for its Hendrick's Gin brand in the UK as it looks to take advantage of the Black Friday retail opportunity. related ...

Posted: November 21, 2018, 8:00 am
Waitrose is selling Pink Gin crisps for Christmas and they're not expensive  Chronicle Live

If you love pink gin, you can do more than drink it this Christmas now that pink gin crisps are available.

Posted: November 21, 2018, 8:00 am
The best Morrisons Black Friday deals on alcohol including beer, gin, and Prosecco  Metro

Morrisons are absolutely pulling it out the bag this Black Friday, with their Black FiveDays discounts starting early this week. One of the things we always need to ...

Posted: November 21, 2018, 8:00 am
Newcastle bar Livello to sell a Gin Christmas Tree filled with drinks  Chronicle Live

The Newcastle bar is raising more than one glass this festive season with its Gin Globe Christmas Tree.

Posted: November 21, 2018, 8:00 am
UK's first gin AND rum festival heads to Nottingham with more than 120 varieties to try  Nottinghamshire Live

The UK's first gin and rum festival is heading to Nottingham with more than 120 varieties of the two spirits to try - so be sure to line your stomach along the way.

Posted: November 20, 2018, 8:00 am
Scottish gin's new city centre home  Scottish Licensed Trade News

IAN Macleod Distillers has announced plans to build a new distillery and visitor centre for its Edinburgh Gin brand in the heart of the Scottish capital.

Posted: November 20, 2018, 8:00 am
Edinburgh Gin announce plans for city centre distillery  The Edinburgh Reporter

Edinburgh Gin is to invest in a multimillion pound distillery which will be located on Market Street, close to Waverley Station and The City of Edinburgh Council ...

Posted: November 20, 2018, 8:00 am
Sip Into Christmas, Let's Join Together — With Candy Cane Gin!  POPSUGAR UK

If a bar cart takes pride of place on your Christmas list this season, we may have just found a worthy addition to add to that stocking. Freshen up that drinks.

Posted: November 20, 2018, 8:00 am
Edinburgh Gin plans new multi-million-pound distillery  The Spirits Business

Ian Macleod Distillers is planning to build a new multi-million-pound distillery for Edinburgh Gin, which would increase the brand's production capacity by more ...

Posted: November 20, 2018, 8:00 am
New gin distillery planned for Edinburgh as taste for the tipple continues  iNews

A multi-million pound gin distillery is to be built in Edinburgh as the popularity of the drink and its various incarnations continues.

Posted: November 20, 2018, 8:00 am
Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin Launched in the UK  FeastMagazine

Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin has been officially launched in the UK. Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin is distilled at one of India's oldest distilleries, encapsulating the rich ...

Posted: November 20, 2018, 8:00 am
Chef Marco Pierre White backs Eastender star's gin  The Drinks Business

Marco Pierre White's Black & White Hospitality group has signed a deal to stock a new gin brand created by Adam Woodyatt, who for the past 33 years has ...

Posted: November 20, 2018, 8:00 am
What is the best-selling gin in the on-trade?

Diageo-owned brand Gordons has been unveiled as the country's best-selling gin, according to new data. The research is part of The Morning Advertiser​'s list ...

Posted: November 19, 2018, 8:00 am
Too many gimmicks could put gin's credibility at risk  The Grocer

Retail in-store security. Sir, It is shocking to read that James Convenience Retail, a family business, has suffered as much as 39 targeted thefts over just five days ...

Posted: November 19, 2018, 8:00 am
How long can gin stay in high spirits?  BBC News

Gin has gone from a drink for posh parents and old buffers to the hippest spirit in the UK - but could it soon be on the wane again? Friday night at the House of ...

Posted: November 16, 2018, 8:00 am
Blackburn Cathedral releases its own brand of gin  Church Times

Five other cathedrals have placed orders in time for the Christmas markets.

Posted: November 16, 2018, 8:00 am
Holy spirit: English cathedral launches its own gin brand  The Drinks Business

We've had cannabis gin, a £4,000 mulberry tree gin and a gin released by one of the UK's oldest castles, but now the church is getting in on the act with a new ...

Posted: November 16, 2018, 8:00 am
Indian craft gin Jaisalmer launches into the UK  The Grocer

It is designed to showcase tastes from India, with botanicals such as coriander, lemongrass and darjeeling.

Posted: November 15, 2018, 8:00 am
Cathedral launches gin to fund revamp  Premier

A cathedral has become the first in Britain to launch its own brand of gin, in a bid to finance the renovation of its crypt. Blackburn Cathedral hopes bottles of ...

Posted: November 15, 2018, 8:00 am
Plymouth Gin launches TV ad campaign

Plymouth Gin hopes to reach 7 million shoppers by sponsoring TV shows such as Sherlock, Cops UK and The Killing Season will 10-second idents. The brand ...

Posted: November 15, 2018, 8:00 am
Sipsmith has opened a Christmas-themed gin shop in London

Sipsmith first got us in the Christmas spirit when they announced the return of their gin baubles back in September. Then we got excited when we heard about ...

Posted: November 15, 2018, 8:00 am
KURO has launched two new gin flavours in the UK  Drinks Insight Network

KURO has launched the new Soft Peach and Cherry Blossom flavoured gins in the UK market under its KURO Expressions banner.

Posted: November 15, 2018, 8:00 am
Northern Ireland's first gin and spirit school opens in Co Down  Belfast Telegraph

Co Down based Hughes Craft Distillery has become Northern Ireland's first gin and spirit school.

Posted: November 14, 2018, 8:00 am
Gin distillery wins license battle despite NHS fears  Press and Journal

The owners of a soon to be opened gin distillery in the city have praised a council decision to give them a license – despite health concerns raised by the NHS.

Posted: November 14, 2018, 8:00 am
Vindependents eyes up spirit growth as it launches own gin  The Drinks Business

Vindependents, the UK wine supplier founded by and supplier to independent wine merchants, is continuing its foray into spirits with the launch of its first own ...

Posted: November 14, 2018, 8:00 am
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