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Premium Gin from Lidl – Well I Never!

With some of the newer craft gins regularly approaching the £30 and over price tag we thought it would be interesting to see how it works at the lower end of the price spectrum. Over the years Euro giant Lidl … Continue reading

Poetry at the Beefeater Distillery – Of Course!

“Why don’t you drink, Medwin? Gin-and-water is the source of all my inspiration. If you were to drink as much as I do, you would write as good verses: depend on it, it is the true Hippocrene.” That was Lord … Continue reading

Tanqueray Ten Upping the Glam

We do love a new special edition bottle pack and gin brands are particularly good at coming up with something stand out for the festive season. Hats off then to Diageo’s Tanqueray No. TEN who have just unveiled a new … Continue reading

Sloe Gin World Championships 2016 Announced

We love the idea of this – so very British! Artisan sloe gin makers from across the world will gather at the George Inn village pub on the Kent/Sussex border near Tunbridge Wells, to vie for the coveted ‘Sloe Ginster World … Continue reading

Hendrick’s Launches Virtual Bartender at London Edition


Whatever will those clever Hendrick’s people come up with next? If you’re staying at the The London EDITION you’ll soon find out that their latest magical wheeze is the H.O.T.E.L. (Hendrick’s Ocular Tool for Extraordinary Libations) – which reinvents the … Continue reading

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

New Limited Edition Edinburgh Tattoo Pickering’s Gin

Pickering’s Gin are celebrating their status as the Official Gin of the world famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo by producing a 500 bottle limited run edition. Made at Summerhall Distillery, less than a mile away from Edinburgh Castle, Pickering’s are Edinburgh’s … Continue reading

Beefeater Gin Launches London Movie Bottle

For millions of people around the world, London’s perception as a vibrant, dynamic and exciting place is fuelled by some of the great movies which have brought the city to life. Beefeater Gin is recognising the impact these movies have … Continue reading

Graphic Gin Off Round 4 – Don’t Miss It!


Following a nail-biting last round, London’s biggest gin competition – THE GRAPHIC GIN OFF 2016 – is back on the 18th of July at Graphic Bar in Golden Square. Round 4 will see three gin brands, Boodles, Tarquins, and Sipsmith … 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