Circumstance Distillery unveils ‘world’s first’ AI gin

UK-based Circumstance Distillery has created what is thought to be the world’s first gin using artificial intelligence (AI), called Monker’s Garkel. Bristol-based Circumstance Distillery teamed up with technology scientists Tiny Giant and Rewrite Digital to build the AI. The AI is called Ginette, a neural network and the ‘brains’ behind the new gin. Ginette was trained by the team to analyse thousands of botanicals, understand gin recipes and learn a database of more than 500…

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Top 10 spirits launches in May 2019

The “world’s first” whisky made using artificial intelligence, a low-abv ‘spirit drink’ and the first line extension from Sailor Jerry rum were namechecked in our pick of top spirits launched in May. Last month saw a number of drinks producers move into new categories including Swedish cider maker Kopparberg with its new fruit-flavoured gins, and tonic producer Fever-Tree’s debut in the ready-to-drink market. Meanwhile, soft drinks giant The Coca-Cola Company also debuted its own range…

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