Warner’s unveils Spring Blossom Gin

English producer Warner’s is toasting the start of a new season with the launch of a limited edition gin: Spring Blossom. Warner’s Spring Blossom Gin is the brand’s 2020 vintage, following “the success” of the 2019 vintage. Spring Blossom is made with 15 botanicals, including juniper, coriander, hand-foraged rosehips, grapefruit, grains of paradise, raspberries, rose water and lavender water. Tasting notes for the gin include aromas of juniper and freshly pressed grapefruit juice on the…

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Pernod takes full ownership of Monkey 47

French drinks group Pernod Ricard has continued its acquisition spree by purchasing the remaining stake in Monkey 47 gin for an undisclosed sum. Pernod Ricard initially bought a majority stake in Monkey 47 in 2016 and is now the sole owner of the ultra-premium brand. Alexandre Ricard, chairman and CEO of Pernod Ricard, said: “This partnership is a clear example of Pernod Ricard’s ability to incubate small independent distilleries while respecting entrepreneurial freedom and the…

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Ryan Reynolds donates Aviation Gin proceeds to aid bartenders

Actor Ryan Reynolds is donating 30% of online sales of Aviation Gin to the United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) to support on-trade members affected by coronavirus. The USBG and the USBG National Charity Foundation are currently raising funds to provide financial support for industry workers who have lost income due to the covid-19 pandemic through the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program. Taking to Twitter yesterday (24 March), the Deadpool star said: “Until May 1st, for every…

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Gin distillery creates hand sanitiser for Benevolent Ball

London-based 58 Gin Distillery has created a gin-based hand sanitiser for The Benevolent after the drinks charity struggled to find an adequate amount for its annual ball tonight (12 March). The Benevolent Ball will take place at the Natural History Museum in London this evening. A total of 450 guests are expected to attend. However, due to the coronavirus outbreak hand sanitiser has been in short supply. To ensure The Benevolent Ball would have enough…

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Gordon’s grows flavoured gin line with White Peach

Diageo has extended its Gordon’s gin range with the launch of a limited edition peach-flavoured expression. The “subtly sweet-tasting” Gordon’s White Peach Distilled Gin follows the release of flavoured expressions Gordon’s Pink in 2017 and Gordon’s Sicilian Lemon last month (February). Diageo said the launch of Sicilian Lemon is the first in a number of Gordon’s flavour innovations scheduled for release this year. In 2018, Gordon’s Pink sold 1.21 million nine-litre cases globally, making it…

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