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New Orleans celebrates Desmond Payne anniversary

New Orleans celebrates Desmond Payne anniversary

The Tales of the Cocktail, a culinary and cocktail festival in New Orleans’ French Quarter, recently celebrated Beefeater Master Distiller Desmond Payne’s 40 years as a distiller in true New Orleans style. To mark his Ruby Jubilee a deputation from … Continue reading

Beefeater is the star bar of ’08

The folks at Gintime thought the best thing about this year’s Bar Show in London was the opportunity to escape to the Beefeater Distillery in Kennington. No loud pumping music, no flashing lights, no shouty people, the Distillery was an … Continue reading

Tasting Gin at Taste

Taste of Edinburgh

The Gintime Tutored Tastings sessions at Taste of Edinburgh attracted hordes of eager gin fans keen to explore the delights of premium gin. As Gintime Editor Geraldine Coates explained: “There’s a massive interest in gin at the moment. What was … Continue reading

Beefeater Gin opens doors at Bar 08

Beefeater Gin

Beefeater Gin is the only globally recognised gin to still be made in the heart of London and to celebrate, Beefeater Gin are opening the doors of the Kennington Distillery throughout BAR.08 on 17th and 18th June, Earl’s Court, London. … Continue reading

Beefeater Distillery Programme

Beefeater Gin

The Cocktail Demonstrations Tuesday 17th June 2008 12 noon: New York style with Sasha Petraske 1.00pm: Gin cocktails through the ages, with Anistatia Miller, Jared Brown, Dan Warner and special guests 2.00pm: An audience with Gary Regan 3.00pm: Spanish style … Continue reading

The London No. 1 expands

Plymouth Gin

Every day it seems it gets easier to buy a bottle of the gorgeous The London No. 1. It’s now available at Selfridges Food Hall in London and at Glasgow and Edinburgh Peckham stores. What are you waiting for?

Last reminder for Hendrick’s Bartenders’ Croquet

Hendricks Croquet

Calling all bartenders! Don’t forget Sunday 15th June is the date of the Hendrick’s Bartenders’ Croquet Championships 2008 in Bedford Square Gardens. Contact Louis Xavier Lewis-Smith, esteemed Hendrick’s UK Brand Ambassador, at for more information on teams, running order … Continue reading

Beefeater Book wins top design award

Beefeater Book wins top design award

‘Beefeater – The Story of London’s Gin’ was selected as the best piece of creative work produced by a Scottish Agency at the Scottish Design Consultancy of the Year Awards It was designed and published by Contagious and written by … Continue reading

Gintime at Taste of Edinburgh

Taste of Edinburgh

Here’s something for all Scottish Gintimers. We’re running a series of Tutored Tastings at this year’s Channel 4 sponsored Taste of Edinburgh from Thursday 29th May to Sunday 1st June. The Tutored Tastings will focus on Hendrick’s, Martin Miller’s, Seagrams, … Continue reading

Gintime @ Distil

Gintime Tutored Tastings

Gintime in association with The Drinks Business, is hosting Gintime Tutored Tastings at this year’s Distil, a new spirits focused addition to the London International Wine Fair 2008. The Tutored Tastings are designed to demonstrate the range and diversity within … Continue reading