Bristol distillery makes hand sanitiser with gin botanicals

As demand for hand sanitisers soars due to the coronavirus outbreak, a UK-based distiller is offering consumers its own disinfectant made with ethanol, gin botanicals and aloe vera gel in exchange for a charitable donation. The total number of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in the UK now sits at 280, a rise of 74 since Saturday (7 March). Three people have died from the disease in the UK. Fears over coronavirus have led to a national…

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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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