London Dry – The Lowdown

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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

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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

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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

Pickering’s Gin and Sheraton One Square Join Forces

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Today’s the day our good friends Pickering’s Gin launch the delightful One Square Pickering’s Gin Terrace at Edinburgh’s Sheraton Hotel. This dedicated gin spot, which flows from One Square Bar onto Festival Square, will be open summer-long and will offer gin lovers the … Continue reading

World Cucumber Day, Hendrick’s Gin and Cats

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Well, well, well, who knew that over a third of cats across the globe display an irrational fear of cucumbers. Thank goodness for Hendrick’s Gin then who have stepped in to ensure harmony is restored ahead of World Cucumber Day … Continue reading

Star Bartender Jörg Meyer of Le Lion Comes to Town

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Here’s something a little bit special for London Gintimers. This week only Rutte celery gin and Gin Sul from Hamburg make a rare appearance in London when Gintime hero Jörg Meyer of the exquisite Le Lion • Bar de Paris in Hamburg … Continue reading

Bombay Sapphire Launches Rooftop Retreat at Harvey Nicks

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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

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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

Lanique and Dishoom Partner for Cocktails in the City

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The next edition of Cocktails in the City in London features a stunning cocktail inspired by a love triangle and the history of the julep, a well-known drink. One of our all time favourite eateries, Dishoom, pays homage to the old … Continue reading

Treat your Mum at Pickering’s Summerhall Distillery

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Calling all Edinburgh gin peeps, this Mothers Day, those lovely Pickerings Gin people will be welcoming under-ginned mothers to the Summerhall Distillery distillery for free! For those lucky enough to bag themselves a ticket, not only will mum go free, but … Continue reading

If Hendrick’s Did Christmas Cocktails…..

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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

Wanna See Gin Being Made?

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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