Chapel Down closes Gin Works microdistillery in London

English wine producer Chapel Down has closed its Gin Works microdistillery in London after a year due to a lack of customers visiting the site. A notice on the site’s website said the Gin Works is now closed and to “stayed tuned for updates”. The firm said its gin and vodka range was “unaffected” by the closure of Gin Works. Customers who had booked experiences will be offered a full refund or an alternative Chapel…

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Distill Ventures snaps up BrewDog boss as European MD

Diageo-backed investment unit Distill Ventures has hired former BrewDog executive Gareth Bath as its European managing director. As managing director for Europe, Bath will boost Distill Ventures’ “ability to provide founders with access to the highest calibre support in the industry”. He will also help them to “sharpen their commercial edge” while they maintain their freedom as leaders. Bath will also ensure the company is at the forefront of industry trends as it continues to…

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Chapel Down debuts ‘world’s first’ Pinot Noir gin

English wine producer Chapel Down has extended its spirits range with the launch of the “world’s first” gin distilled with Pinot Noir grapes. Chapel Down Pinot Noir Gin is the third product to join the wine maker’s spirits range, following the launch of Bacchus Gin and Chardonnay Vodka in November 2017. The “highly aromatic” gin is produced with distilled Pinot Noir grape skins from the Chapel Down harvest, which is then blended with English wheat spirit.…

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