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

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

Hendrick’s Horticultural Oasis at Blakes Hotel Opens in May


One more reason to start thinking about summer: Blakes Hotel Kensington has collaborated with British designer Matthew Williamson and installation artist Rebecca Louise Law to create The Hendrick’s Horticultural Oasis. Working together Blakes courtyard is reimagined as a sumptuous celebration of … 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

Bacardi Brown Forman Brands Takes Centre Stage at LCW 2014


Last year BBFB’s seminars at the Home of Cocktail Culture was a highlight of London Cocktail Week and this year they’re back even bigger and better rolling out a series of seminars, cocktail competitions and activities aimed to inspire and … Continue reading

Gin Rambling in London

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David T. Smith of Summer Fruit Cup reports on London’s first Gin Ramble for Gintime. February 1st saw the first ever Gin Ramble, organised by the Wine & Spirits Education Trust –  a gin-packed day that would see a group … Continue reading

Beefeater Says Thank You London!

Unveiled exclusively in a spectacular visual stunt in Covent Garden, Beefeater Gin is celebrating Londoners’ outstanding creativity and passion in helping to create its new limited edition bottle. A giant, animated, laser-projection revealed the first impression of the new bottle … Continue reading