Jamie Oliver’s Drinks Tube Launches

Gintime was lucky enough to go to the official launch of the partnership between Bacardi brands and Jamie Oliver to celebrate the arrival of Drinks Tube, the companion YouTube channel to Food Tube. It’s a marriage made in heaven between … Continue reading

Bombay Sapphire’s UK & Ireland Most Imaginative Bartender

Richard Woods of Duck and Waffle has been crowned as the UK & Ireland winner of the Bombay Sapphire World’s Most Imaginative Bartender competition, which challenges the best burgeoning talents in bartending to create world class and imaginative cocktails. The UK & Ireland … Continue reading

Keep the Date for Bombay Sapphire Imaginative Bartender


Bombay Sapphire is delighted to announce that, once again, it is challenging bartenders across the globe to create world class and imaginative cocktails in the 2014 Bombay Sapphire World’s Most Imaginative Bartender Cocktail Competition. Now in its second year, this … Continue reading

Bombay Sapphire Spreads the Red Carpet for Virgin Atlantic

Bombay Sapphire and Virgin Atlantic are delighted to introduce the “Red Carpet,” a limited edition cocktail created by Bombay Sapphire World’s Most Imaginative Bartender, Matteo Vanzi that will be featured on the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse menu. The cocktail was exclusively … Continue reading

Bombay Sapphire Gets into the Festive Spirit

Oooh lovely! This December Bombay Sapphire is launching an original bespoke experience at London’s Selfridges, for those looking for a unique and imaginative Christmas gift. On Tuesday 10 December and Wednesday 11 December, those visiting The Wine Shop at Selfridges … Continue reading

Re Imagined Bombay Sapphire Ultimate Gin & Tonic

This Christmas, Bombay Sapphire and Urban Junkies, have collaborated with ten of the UK’s finest names in the worlds of food & drink, fashion, design and the arts to create their own personalised twists on the Bombay Sapphire Ultimate Gin … Continue reading

Edible Cinema with Bombay Sapphire This Weekend

Don’t miss the next Edible Cinema this weekend at the Electric Cinema in Notting Hill. Curated by TV and radio presenter Jonathan Ross and film producer and screenwriter Jane Goldman it’s a screening of cult film, ‘American Werewolf in London’. … Continue reading

What We Learned at London Cocktail Week

Gintime Editor Geraldine Coates reports from the frontline of London Cocktail Week 2013. London Cocktail Week’s programme featured 250 events, with an increasing focus on on gin naturally. Obviously there was a lot of cherry picking required to hear about … Continue reading

Bombay Sapphire at London Cocktail Week


Bacardi Brown Foreman  Brands’ Home of Cocktail Culture at 69 Neal Street in Covent Garden was the place last year during London Cocktail Week and looks like repeating the success this year too. Of particular interest to gin lovers and … 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

A Milestone for Bombay Sapphire’s New Home at Laverstoke Mill

The end of August marks an important milestone in the history of Bombay Sapphire for that is when the first production run will take place at its new home, Laverstoke Mill, deep in the heart of the Hampshire countryside. Since … Continue reading

Gin in Spain Stays Mainly on the Up

Geraldine Coates takes a closer look at the market for gin in Spain with the help of Paco Recuero, Global Director of Beefeater Gin. Spain is the second largest market in the world and the largest in Europe for premium … Continue reading

Sunday Wise with Bombay Sapphire This Sunday


Until November 2013, those with a thirst for knowledge will be delighted to learn that Sunday Wise, the cerebral Sunday lunch experience, will partner with iconic gin brand Bombay Sapphire to deliver a unique series of monthly events. Taking place … Continue reading

New Edible Cinema with Bombay Sapphire


Edible Cinema, a unique food and drink cinematic experience, is a collaboration between Soho House Group, renowned experience organiser Polly Betton, Jake Rigby Wilson in conjunction with experimental food designers Blanch and Shock and Bombay Sapphire mixologist Sam Carter. On Saturday 29 … Continue reading

House of Hackney

House of Hackney has just launched its first flagship store in the heart of Shoreditch, the design hub of Hackney. And Bombay Sapphire was there to help celebrate by creating a signature Bombay Sapphire Palmeral G&T, made with Bombay Sapphire … Continue reading

Plymouth Distillery – a Unique Place


If we had a pound for every email that arrives at Gintime Towers requesting information about how to see actual gin being made at an actual gin distillery, we’d be rich. Right now, until the Beefeater Distillery Visitor Centre in … Continue reading

Bombay Sapphire Crowns World’s Most Imaginative Bartender

Hot off the press comes the news that Matteo Vanzi of Italy is the winner of the Bombay Sapphire World’s Most Imaginative Bartender Competition at the global final in Tuscany, Italy. Matteo competed against professional bartenders from around the world … Continue reading