Spirits

Gin Facts

Thu 25th April 2019

According to the William Grant & Sons Market Report 2018, the gin category is worth £1.46bn, or 4.1m 9L cases, in the UK – growing a staggering +£346.7m

ABERDEENSHIRE GIN WINS GOLD AT WORLD SPIRITS COMPETITION

Wed 17th April 2019

HRAFN GIN  has won a Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. HRAFN GIN ‘Thought & Memory’, created in 2018 by brothers Callum an

KNOPFLER COLLABORATES ON GIN

Tue 9th April 2019

 Portobello Road Gin has collaborated with rock musician and Dire Straits frontman, Mark Knopfler, to launch a special edition gin for the UK market. Jake F. Bu

UK’s First Gin Garden Tours to Launch in Edinburgh

Fri 22nd February 2019

Edinburgh-based distillery, The Old Curiosity, is offering customers the opportunity to see the gin-making process for themselves, with the launch of its Gin Garden

Isle of Harris named Scotland’s favourite gin in consumer survey

Wed 20th February 2019

It scooped the best gin gong at last year’s Scottish Bar and Pub Awards, organised by DRAM, and an online survey of Scotland’s gin lovers has revealed th

Bacardi stockpiling alcohol ahead of Brexit

Wed 20th February 2019

Bacardi has revealed it is stockpiling alcohol ahead of Brexit.

New gin to help raise funds for Doddie Weir’s MND charity

Mon 18th February 2019

English spirits ­producer 45 West Distillers, which produces Burleighs Gin, is working with ­Scottish rugby ­legend Doddie Weir’s charity to ­create a new gin

Scotch Whisky exports on the up in 2018

Thu 14th February 2019

Official figures from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have revealed a strong year for Scotch Whisky exports in 2018, with global growth by both value and volume. In 20

Year-on-year revenue growth of over 300% for Scottish craft gin brand McQueen Gin

Wed 13th February 2019

Stirlingshire-based true craft spirit brand McQueen Gin has announced year-on-year revenue growth figures of over 300%.

KINGSBARN DISTILLERY’S SINGLE MALT TAKES FLIGHT

Wed 6th February 2019

A long-held dream to distill fine single malt whisky in the East Neuk of Fife has become a reality for the founders of Kingsbarns Distillery, as they toast the launc

Diageo release half-year results and reveal plans for new Edinburgh whisky visitor experience

Thu 31st January 2019

Diageo has delivered its 2019 Interim Results, half year ended 31 December 2018.

Happy Burns Night! Here’s a cocktail to celebrate

Fri 25th January 2019

We’re celebrating the Bard’s birthday with a ‘Make it Blush’ cocktail courtesy of Glasgow’s Rogano restaurant. Why Make it Blush? Becau

MONIN ORIGINAL ARRIVES IN THE UK AFTER A HIATUS

Tue 22nd January 2019

MONIN Syrups has reintroduced speciality liqueur MONIN Original- Lime Citron Vert back to the UK. Developed after years of research, trials and testing, MONIN Origin

TEELING DISTILLERY STRIKES DEAL WITH MAVERICK DRINKS

Tue 22nd January 2019

Teeling Distillery has named Maverick Drinks as its exclusive UK distributor. Led by Master Distiller Alex Chasko, the Teeling team produce up to 500,000 litres of s

Brora Distillery set to re-open after 35 years

Wed 21st November 2018

Brora distillery, which last operated in 1983, is set to reopen and back in production by 2020.  The copper pot stills have been transported 200 miles to Diageo Ab