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

Plymouth Gin to focus on Trademark and Intellectual Property over GI


Geraldine Coates looks at the story behind Pernod Ricard’s decision not to renew the Geographical Indication status of Plymouth Gin. Last month social media was humming with the news that brand owners Pernod Ricard would not apply to renew the … 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