Salcombe Gin hits £800k funding target in 24 hours

English gin producer Salcombe Distilling Co has exceeded its crowdfunding target of £800,000 (US$1 million) in under 24 hours. The Devon-based gin maker launched the campaign on crowdfunding platform Seedrs, which has raised £870,535 (US$1.1m) from 206 investors to date. According to the producer, the fundraising drive has received “huge interest” from investors and Salcombe Distilling Co will continue to accept funding beyond its initial target. Launched in July 2016, Salcombe Gin has grown 400%…

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Hernö creates Ardbeg cask-aged gin

Distributor Love Drinks has brought two new expressions from Swedish brand Hernö to the UK – including a sipping gin aged in ex-Ardbeg whisky casks. Hernö Sipping Gin #1.3 ex-Ardbeg Casks is said to have aromas of sweet fruits, floral notes and peat, plus a hint of espresso. Tasting notes for the palate include juniper, “heavy” peat, toffee and pear, with a soft, creamy texture. Bottled at 49.1% ABV, it is recommended to be sipped…

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Edinburgh Gin unveils multi-million-pound campaign

Ian Macleod Distillers has launched a multi-million-pound campaign for Edinburgh Gin – including the brand’s first TV advert – called Filled with Wonder. Described as the brand’s “biggest ever brand campaign”, Filled with Wonder’s TV spot made its debut in Edinburgh yesterday (3 December) at 6pm when it was projected against The Dome bar. It was then broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK later that night during First Dates. The advert takes viewers on…

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Christmas tree tips flavour Berkshire dry gin

English distiller Yattendon has created a gin using Christmas tree tips as one of its key botanicals, called Berkshire Botanical Dry Gin. Distilled at the Berkshire-based distillery, the new gin is flavoured with Norway spruce tips, as well as eight other botanicals – juniper, coriander, angelica, sweet orange peel, pink grapefruit, lemon peel, cassia and orris. Bottled at 40.3% ABV, Berkshire Botanical Dry Gin is said to have a “crisp and delicate taste” on the…

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Downpour Sloe & Bramble Gin launches in UK

Scotland’s North Uist Distillery has launched a seasonal Downpour Gin expression, infused with sloe berries and brambles. The new expression, called Downpour Sloe & Bramble Gin, has been aged in Bourbon casks. The spirit is distilled and bottled on Scottish Hebridean island North Uist, where the distillery is currently located in a temporary space. The site has plans to expand in 2020. The 25% ABV gin is recommended served over ice or with a premium…

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