Latest Gin events, industry news and gossip from the world of Gin:

House of Botanicals Gins Get the Thumbs Up Big Time

Geraldine Coates gets up close with two new gins from well known The House of Botanicals.  I have to confess that I’ve always believed the words maple and gin don’t really belong in the same sentence. I’m not a fan … Continue reading

New Tickets Released for Lidl House of Hortus

 Supermarket Lidl has today announced that it is releasing extra tickets for its Lidl House of Hortus artisan gin pop up, which comes to Edinburgh on 9th and 10th November, after tickets sold out within 24 hours of it being … Continue reading

Hot Gin Toddy – Yes Please!

The nights are fair drawing in so it’s definitely time to start thinking about warming winter drinks. Enter the Hot Gin Toddy, a favourite tipple of the great Charles Dickens. Supposedly the hot toddy was invented by Dr. Robert Todd … Continue reading

Italian Gin A Big Presence in Berlin at BCB 2018

Well, well, well we certainly didn’t know that Italy is the latest country where gin is growing fast with more than 170 new Italian gins on the market. To spread the word there’s a stand focused on Italian gin at … Continue reading

Caorunn Launches Master’s Cut Gin

We’re delighted to see the newest offering from premium Scottish distillers, Caorunn Gin Master’s Cut, has made its appearance.  Caorunn Master’s Cut is made to exactly the same recipe as classic Caorunn gin so expect familiar notes of fruit and citrus … Continue reading

New Gin Diploma Getting Rave Reviews

Maybe we’re a little bit biased here but we’re seeing fantastic feedback on the first sessions of the Gin Diploma course run by the Edinburgh Whisky Academy and taught by Gintime Editor Geraldine Coates. The one-day course is believed to … Continue reading

Lidl Hosts First Ever Scottish Gin Festival

Lidl is celebrating gin fans’ love of gin with the creation of its very first Scottish Gin Festival. Distillers throughout the country will benefit from a combined business deal worth more than £180,000, as the festival lands across all Scottish stores … Continue reading

Gin Diploma Launched!

  Yes guys Gintime editor Geraldine Coates is now the Gin Prof having joined forces with the Edinburgh Whisky Academy to launch the first accredited Diploma in Gin last week. The course was a great success and we welcomed enthusiastic consumers, … Continue reading

Free G and Ts anyone?

We are MASSIVE fans of Franklin’s range of mixers so delighted to hear that Franklin & Sons has partnered with The Epicurean Club to give away a free G&T to London’s gin lovers to mark the start of spring, All you … Continue reading

First Accredited Gin Diploma Launches

Pioneers of accredited and independent whisky education, Edinburgh Whisky Academy have unveiled a range of new courses for 2018, building on its hugely popular Diploma in Single Malt Whisky. A really exciting option is the new unique Scottish Qualifications Authority-awarded … Continue reading