Spirits & Cocktails

International Women's Day: Bartenders

International Women’s Day

The women bartenders who are shaking things up

By Nikkie Sutton

Great skills on the bar are coveted by any cocktail outlet worth its salt. Here five top women bartenders in the trade tell their stories, how they got to where they are and what's next.

New gin: Chapel Down launches pinot noir gin made from grape skins

Chapel Down launches pinot noir gin

By Nicholas Robinson

One of England’s biggest vineyards has launched what is believed to be the first gin made from pinot noir grapes.

In the pink: Spanish gin producer Puerto de Indias is bringing its Strawberry Gin to the UK

Puerto de Indias launches Strawberry Gin in the UK

By Robert Mann

With pink gins taking the drinks category by storm, Sevillian brand Puerto de Indias has officially launched its renowned strawberry gin to be distributed by Indie Brands in the UK this month.

Bottled it: Irish distillers are using their surroundings as inspiration in their gin

Focus on Irish gin

Irish, the new thing in gin?

By Nicholas Robinson

‘Irish’ and ‘gin’, it is fair to say, are two words rarely seen in the same sentence. With that said, some may be surprised to learn that the Emerald Isle has been quietly distilling breathtaking gins and brands with substantial success for some years...

Put the Ketel on: Diageo Reserve’s vodka Ketel One has launched three lower ABV spirits

Ketel One launches lower ABV spirit range

By Robert Mann

Diageo Reserve’s vodka Ketel One has launched a collection of fruit-infused spirits, in an effort to satisfy health-conscious consumers’ demand for lower-alcohol spirits.

Spirited changes: the choice of spirits available today has come so far from years ago

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A brief history of spirits and the ways we drink them

By Helen Gilbert

It wasn’t such a long time ago in pubs when customers had a choice of one brand when it came to ordering their favourite spirit. How times have changed – now we’re spoilt for choice. Industry experts assess the major changes on the top shelf

Think pink: sales of flavoured and pink gin on the up

Pink gin’s on-trade value rockets

By Nicholas Robinson

Pink gin generated record sales across the UK last year, as punters fill their glasses to the brim with the fruity liquid.