London Dry – The Lowdown


Could it have been London Sec? Did London’s gentlemen distillers get their inspiration from their friends, the vintners? Geraldine Coates investigates the leap from sweet to unsweetened gin. Throughout the early nineteenth century, when people drank gin, they were usually … Continue reading

All Aboard – H.E.R.B.E.R.T. The Hendrick’s Gin Bus Arrives in Edinburgh


The delightful Hendrick’s Gin bus hits the Edinburgh festival next week. And who doesn’t want to climb aboard this unusual Hendrick’s Gin vehicle cunningly disguised as a giant cucumber whose aim is to improve public transport the length and breadth … Continue reading

Lights, Camera, Action for Beefeater MIXLDN


Beefeater Gin has launched its sixth annual cocktail contest to discover the most creative and skilled bartenders from across the globe. In a new twist on the format, Beefeater MIXLDN 6, the largest international gin cocktail competition, will challenge contestants … Continue reading

Bombay Sapphire Launches Rooftop Retreat at Harvey Nicks


Right, shopping and cocktails are one of our favourite combos so we’ll definitely be bustling along to the London Harvey Nichols  this  spring to  enjoy the  newly launched Bombay   Sapphire  Rooftop  Retreat  on the  Fifth   Floor   Terrace.  It runs … Continue reading

Negroni Journey? We’ll Be Right Over


The Negroni is the perfect gin cocktail, a marriage of the lush, herbaceous piney character of gin with the more bitter, more aromatic flavours of the classic Italian aperitifs of Campari and red vermouth. From this April London Negroni fans … Continue reading

If Hendrick’s Did Christmas Cocktails…..


With all the fuss about the food at Christmas it’s easy to forget the really important stuff – what to drink. Luckily for us our good friends at Hendrick’s Gin have come up with some absolutely fantastic cocktails working with … Continue reading

Bombay Sapphire Gin Journeys at the Sanderson Launch Tonight


Today’s the day the Bombay Sapphire Gin Journeys at the Sanderson Hotel get going. Right up until 15th October people visiting the Sanderson terrace in Berners Street between 3rd September will experience an exotic journey to the ends of the … Continue reading

Edible Gardens a Thing This Summer?


We’ve got used to the idea that experimenting with botanicals and growing your own garnishes are normal now. So perhaps it is no surprise to find that bars are getting in on the act and doing all the hard work … Continue reading

Plymouth Gin Exhibition Opens at Plymouth Museum


Plymouth Gin is currently showcasing its unique heritage in ‘From Plymouth to the World – the Voyage of Plymouth Gin from Birth to Legend’, an exhibition now open in the heart of its home city at Plymouth City Museum and … Continue reading

What We Learned Foraging with Caorunn Gin


A bright sunny spring afternoon and our curious team led by expert forager Mark Lloyd heads off into Epping Forest to seek out wild food and drink ingredients amongst the surprisingly abundant flora. The invitation came courtesy of Caorunn Gin … Continue reading

Bombay Sapphire WMIB Cocktail Comp Now Open

Bombay Sapphire WMIB

Bombay Sapphire gin is pleased to announce that entries are now open for the 2015 Bombay Sapphire World’s Most Imaginative Bartender competition. Now in its fourth year, the competition challenges bartenders to create original and unpanelled cocktails and this year … Continue reading

The Lowdown on Hendrick’s Gin’s Brand Ambassador Extraordinaire

This week Gintime caught up with David Piper, Hendrick’s Global Ambassador Plenipotentiary whose special role as “Commander of Special Operations” means he is the chap in charge of the Hendrick’s fun. How exactly does one become Hendrick’s “Commander of Special … Continue reading

Bombay Sapphire Launches Long Awaited New Advertising

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Gintime editor Geraldine Coates has a sneak preview of the new Bombay Sapphire advertising. I used to write a regular column for a drinks magazine reviewing drinks advertising and marketing. (The magazine will remain nameless as we parted company over … Continue reading

Gin Masterclasses Launch at Home of Bombay Sapphire


Wow! Laverstoke Mill, Bombay Sapphire’s new home, just got even more exciting with the launch of  a series of engaging workshops and masterclasses for curious cocktail lovers. The distillery, which offers guests the chance to discover what makes Bombay Sapphire … 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