Drinks You Really CAN Make at Home

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As a drinks writer one is always being sent recipes for the most gorgeous cocktails with the helpful advice that these are ‘easy to make at home’. Truth is most of them require tracking down specialist ingredients and also some … Continue reading

Wanna See Gin Being Made?


Over all the years Gintime has been up and running – 12 and counting by the way – the most common question we are constantly asked by both visitors to the UK and local gin lovers is “Where can I … Continue reading

London Cocktail Week for Gin Lovers


Today’s the day it all kicks off and London becomes even more of a mecca for cocktail lovers. So much to do and so little time but we’ve picked out a few special gin things to do every day. The … Continue reading

Stylish New Partnership Between Beefeater 24 and Hackett


Dapper is the first word that springs to mind when thinking about Beefeater 24 the super premium London gin par excellence. So it makes perfect sense that the brand has teamed up with quintessentially British menswear brand, Hackett, to celebrate British … Continue reading

Brandon Phillips of USA New Beefeater MIXLDN Champ


Well done Brandon Phillips of Chicago who won out against 30 finalists from around the world with his ‘Hackney Handshake’ cocktail at last night’s grand final of the prestigious Beefeater MIXLDN Cocktail Competition in London. Phillips impressed the panel of judges … Continue reading

London Cocktail Week For Gin Lovers


Geraldine Coates rounds up the must do gin events of London Cocktail Week 2014. So here it is again, London Cocktail Week – that celebration of gourmet drinking and cocktail culture that galvanises the Capital every autumn. This year once … Continue reading

The Beefeater 24 Quintessentially British Edition Now Available


Beefeater has really made a name for itself by showcasing the best of British design and culture. The latest offering from Beefeater 24 continues this tradition and the Quintessentially British limited edition collectible gift pack features stunning design by talented … Continue reading

Beefeater Launches MIXLDN / Global Bartender Competition 2014


Wow, here’s something new. Beefeater Gin, the only historic dry gin still distilled in London, is embracing its roots with a unique and exciting global bartender competition that mixes the best of modern cultural London, to challenge and inspire the … Continue reading

Hot News: Beefeater Visitor Centre Opens


The much-anticipated Beefeater London: The Home of Gin will welcome gin enthusiasts for the first time on 22nd May, offering visitors the opportunity to learn about the colourful history of London gin. Visitors will take an interactive journey through key … Continue reading

Beefeater 24 and Hackett – A Perfect Partnership

Beefeater 24 Announces Global Partnership with Hackett London

Here’s a marriage made in heaven – Beefeater 24, one of the world’s leading super-premium gin brands, has just announced a new global partnership with one of Britain’s most iconic and revered men’s style brands, Hackett London. Founded in London … Continue reading

A New Beefeater Global Bartender Champ is Crowned

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At the very splendid finale in London last week Jason Williams of “The Rook” bar in Sydney, Australia, was announced the overall winner of the third annual Beefeater 24 Global Bartender Competition. Williams wins an all-expenses trip to one of … Continue reading

What We Learned at London Cocktail Week

L-R Peter McKay of Alcohols Limited, Charles Maxwell of Thames Distillery, Nik Fordham of Bombay Sapphire, Desmond Payne of Beefeater and Tom Nicol of Tanqueray

Gintime Editor Geraldine Coates reports from the frontline of London Cocktail Week 2013. London Cocktail Week’s programme featured 250 events, with an increasing focus on on gin naturally. Obviously there was a lot of cherry picking required to hear about … Continue reading

Master Distillers Seminar “Me and My Botanical” at London Cocktail Week


So London Cocktail Week is almost upon us again and it’s time to make some hard choices of what to see and where to go in this very packed programme. We can confidently say where Gintime will be on Tuesday … Continue reading