Bombay Sapphire Opens Revolutionary New Distillery

Last week, powerhouse gin brand Bombay Sapphire opened a brand new state of the art distillery in the old Laverstoke Mill in Hampshire. The choice of Laverstoke Mill is more than convenience, the site holds credit to one of the oldest remaining mills in the world dating back to at least 903 AD and used […]

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Best in Show – Imbibe Live, London 2014

The UK’s biggest bar show, Imbibe Live closed out another great year with a wider selection of boutique brands and products than previously experienced. Bartenders, brand reps and industry gurus were all there in a mélange of waistcoats and unkept facial hair. With a vast array of masterclasses and presentations covering everything from Cognac blending to […]

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Tanqueray Launches Old Tom Gin

In an effort to remain competitive in an already exhausted gin market, Diageo released their latest Tanqueray expression with a fashionable flashback to the time of Old Tom gin.   Following on from the successful launch of Tanqueray Malacca at the beginning of last year, Charles Tanqueray Limited Edition Old Tom Gin pays homage to […]

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Bombay Amber Gin – Oak Rested

Bombay are at it again, retaining their reputation for creativity and style with the release last month of Bombay Amber. True to its name, this newest expression in the Bombay gin range (Dry, Sapphire, Sapphire East) see’s the classic eight botanicals of the Dry combined with the addition of nutmeg, black cardamom and bitter orange. […]

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Bombay Sapphire East Gin Wheel

Yet again more collaborative genius from Bacardi Ltd. This time they have teamed up with award-winning design and concept firm AvroKO to create a bespoke, limited edition tabletop bar for their new Bombay Sapphire East gin (a 42% abv gin macerated with two additional Eastern botanicals – Thai lemongrass and Vietnamese black peppercorns). Built from […]

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Five Gins to Try before You Die

If you were to choose five gins to try before you die, what would they be? We’ve tried to make that decision easier by delivering our own list of some of the finest examples of both traditional and experimental gins on the market today. Share with us in the comments below your own thoughts and […]

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Gin: A Complete History, Part 3

From its discovery by the English during the Dutch War of Independence, Gin’s evolutionary journey had seen England plunge into social degeneracy on the back of Madam Geneva’s ruinous ways. But from the bottom the only way is up and thanks to time well spent in legislative rehab, gin would be reborn a new spirit. […]

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Gin: The Complete History, Part 2

Established in 1575, the Bols Distillery in Amsterdam, Holland remains the world’s oldest surviving distillers, producing juniper spirits for almost 350 years. Originally a Flemish, protestant family by the name Belsus, they shortened their name to Bols after fleeing religious persecution from the Hapsburg rulers of the Holy Roman Empire. After a brief stint in […]

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