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Explore the latest news stories and press releases from The Gin Guild in this section, including events, product launches and personnel changes within the Gin industry.

Holyrood Distillery launches new bottle for Height of Arrows

Holyrood Distillery launches new bottle for Height of Arrows

Edinburgh’s Holyrood Distillery has unveiled a fresh new look with a bespoke bottle for its multi-award winning Height of Arrows Gin. Height of Arrows Gin uses minimal ingredients to produce layers of texture, for a smooth yet full-bodied favour; inspired by...

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Satan’s Whiskers named best bar in UK

Satan’s Whiskers named best bar in UK

Satan’s Whiskers took the title of Best Bar in the UK at the CLASS Bar Awards 2024, which took place on 16 April 204 at Battersea Arts Centre in London. The Bethnal Green bar, which also won Best Bar in London & the South East, fought off competition for the...

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Thunderflower opens new Distillery

Thunderflower opens new Distillery

Thunderflower Distillery, home of Thunderflower Devon Dry Gin, whose co-founder Anicca O'Nions joined the Gin Guild in October 2023, are delighted to announce the opening of their new distillery premises on the outskirts of Exeter which is now running tastings and...

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Vacancies at Silent Pool Gin

Vacancies at Silent Pool Gin

Fancy joining the team at Silent Pool Gin? They have some fantastic opportunities right now as they continue to expand their operation in Albury near Guildford in Surrey: 🍸 UK Brand Ambassador 🍸 Brand Manager 🍸 Production Planner 🍸 Bottling Team Leader 🍸 See All...

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Persie Distillery launches Unbridled Gin

Persie Distillery launches Unbridled Gin

Persie Distillery, voted Best Brand at the Scottish Gin Awards in 2023 in recognition of its outstanding efforts in animal welfare fundraising, has launched Unbridled Gin as the latest in its Charity Collection, with £5.00 per bottle donated to World Horse Welfare....

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024

Today we're taking time to celebrate the amazing, creative, supportive and resilient crew that are the women in the #gin industry. Here's just a few of the superwomen we're lucky to have in The Gin Guild. Keep inspiring 👏 #IWD24 https://youtu.be/kyp6gHiTLJ4

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8 gins for Mother’s Day & Easter gifting

8 gins for Mother’s Day & Easter gifting

Master of Malt are also Masters of Gin so they’ve picked some of their favourite juniper-laced spirits that will make perfect presents for your mum on Mother’s Day or a friend or loved one as an Easter gift. From time-honoured classics to gins infused with distinctive...

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Introducing the IWSC London Dry Gin Producer Trophy

Introducing the IWSC London Dry Gin Producer Trophy

The Gin Guild has announced it will sponsor a brand new award at the IWSC Awards 2024.  This year marks several changes to the Gin category at the IWSC and while being tasted alongside other traditional, juniper-forward gins in the judging, the London Dry category...

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Warner’s launches new Trash & Treasure range

Warner’s launches new Trash & Treasure range

Trash and Treasure Spirits, a new spirits brand flavoured from waste or ‘rescued’ ingredients from local food processors and breweries, has been launched by Warner’s Distillery, famed for its innovative portfolio of award-winning nature positive spirits. In the UK...

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Tickets for Ginposium 2024 now on sale!

Tickets for Ginposium 2024 now on sale!

The Gin Guild are delighted to announce that the tickets for its annual day of gin related seminars targeted at the Gin distilling trade are now on sale. Ginposium, once again held at RSA house in central London on 14th of June has been the pinnacle of gin industry...

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Hayman’s latest to achieve B-Corp certification

Hayman’s latest to achieve B-Corp certification

Hayman's - The Original Gin which recently celebrated its 160th birthday is now B Corp certified, meeting the highest standards of social and environmental performance.  I'd like to thank our whole team who have worked tirelessly these last few years to help us...

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Gin 2024: Drinks International Brand Report

Gin 2024: Drinks International Brand Report

There’s been a little shuffling among the top five this year, although no major shake-ups With all the bars we polled stocking gin, it’s safe to say the category is alive and well in the world’s best bars. The usual suspects can be seen as the top five bestsellers,...

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Next stop, Antigua! for Mermaid Atlantic team

Next stop, Antigua! for Mermaid Atlantic team

It won't be long before the Mermaid Atlantic team including Gin Guild member Xavier Baker from Isle of Wight Distillery enter English Harbour in Antigua after completing the World's Toughest Row, covering 3,000 miles from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua in...

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Spring Installation Tickets Now on Sale

Spring Installation Tickets Now on Sale

Tickets for the Gin Guild's 2024 Spring installation and Gin industry annual dinner are now on sale and if you book before the end of February you'll enjoy up to £25 per person discount! Find out more about this event here Tickets are held at a special offer price...

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Gin Guild board member and founder of Brighton Gin awarded MBE

Gin Guild board member and founder of Brighton Gin awarded MBE

We are immensely proud of Gin Guild board member and founder of Brighton Gin Kathy Caton who has been named an MBE in this year's New Year's Honours List for her services to trade and the community. She joins Desmond Payne, Master Distiller Emeritus at Beefeater Gin,...

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Gins to watch out for in 2024

Gins to watch out for in 2024

© Masters of Malt 2023 MICHAEL ORSON As the mercury falls and 2023 draws to a close, we’re reminiscing on the year that was and thinking of the very special releases we’ll be enjoying in 2024. We’ll also be talking about some big news in the year ahead. 2023 was a...

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2024 Icons of Gin – nominations close 31st December

2024 Icons of Gin – nominations close 31st December

What could be a better gift for your team members than to be celebrated for their dedication and expertise of gin-making on a global stage? Register your applications for the the Icons of Gin and put the spotlight on them! The World Gin Awards team have extended the...

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Potential Distillery space available in Greenwich, London

Potential Distillery space available in Greenwich, London

The Gin Guild has been advised of a potential a boutique distillery space. On the plan (above) it is the area in green named London Print Services. Access is via large gates off Waller Way (which in turn is off Greenwich High Rd) through the courtyard. At the moment...

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Terry Fraser wins Lifetime achievement award

Terry Fraser wins Lifetime achievement award

Terry Fraser, proudly wearing the Gin Guild sprig was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award at the Spirits Business awards 2023   Terry Fraser, master distiller of Tanqueray and Gordon’s Gin has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the The Spirits...

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Ricky Gervais becomes Co-Owner in Ellers Farm Distillery

Ricky Gervais becomes Co-Owner in Ellers Farm Distillery

Ellers Farm Distillery in North Yorkshire have announced a major investment by and partnership with Ricky Gervais. The deal with Gervais sees him become Co-Owner of Ellers Farm Distillery, initially focusing on global brand awareness and marketing efforts for the...

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Chile, Known for Its Wines and Piscos, Turns to Gin

Chile, Known for Its Wines and Piscos, Turns to Gin

Distilleries are popping up across the country as Chileans use the versatile spirit to showcase their country’s unique botanicals. Amelia Nierenberg from the New York Times visited gin distilleries in Puerto Natales, across the Colchagua Valley and around Santiago,...

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Alcohol alternatives – new rules and guidance

Alcohol alternatives – new rules and guidance

Following a public consultation earlier this year, CAP has announced new rules on alcohol alternative product advertising which will come into force on 14 May 2024. These rules are accompanied by detailed guidance to help advertisers understand where the ASA Council...

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Cambridge Distillery releases new Darwin-inspired Gin

Cambridge Distillery releases new Darwin-inspired Gin

In a collaboration with Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Cambridge distillery delve into the rich legacy of botanical exploration while highlighting their pioneering approach in the world of luxury gin. This partnership pays tribute to Charles Darwin's insatiable...

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M&S launches range including collaboration with Warner’s

M&S launches range including collaboration with Warner’s

UK retailer M&S has launched an exclusive selection of top-of-the-range spirits and liqueurs in collaboration with some of the best-known distilleries in the UK and abroad, which feature both the distillery and the M&S label on the bottle, including Gin Guild...

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Scottish Gin Awards 2023 winners announced

Scottish Gin Awards 2023 winners announced

The Scottish gin industry celebrated in Glasgow on Wednesday 8th November 2023, as the winners in the seventh annual Scottish Gin Awards were revealed. Congratulations to all the winners. Scottish Distillery of the Year North Uist Distillery presented by: Excellence...

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No.3 Gin supports Hospitality Action raise £85,000

No.3 Gin supports Hospitality Action raise £85,000

The team at No. 3 Gin recently supported an Hospitality Action fundraiser which raised £85,000 for Hospitality Action at Nobu Hotel London Portman Square at the exceptional 'Winter Chef's' fundraising dinner. Learn more here:...

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