Spirits & Cocktails

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.

Lifted spirits: drinks giant Diageo revealed that its net sales increased by 5.8% in the second half of 2018

‘Gin boom’ continues to drive growth for Diageo

By Stuart Stone

Spirits maker Diageo, which owns brands Smirnoff, Guinness and Johnnie Walker, has revealed that continued growth in gin sales helped the drinks mogul achieve a 5.8% net sales increase in the second half of 2018.

Alcohol-free: here's how to make a non-alcoholic G&T

In association with Ceder’s

How to make an alcohol-free gin and tonic

By Nicholas Robinson

For those not wanting to compromise on taste, but not yet ready to get back into the saddle of alcohol, a CEDER’S Stinger may be the ideal solution.