UP Craft Spirits launches cork-infused gin

Portuguese producer UP Craft Spirits has debuted a new gin matured in ex-Port casks and infused with toasted cork. UP Craft Spirits is a venture between Barney Wilczak, a distiller at Capreolus Distillery, and cake designer Catia Mesquita. The duo have launched their first product as part of the venture, called Ginout. The new gin is distilled with botanicals including fig leaf, olive oil and peony flowers. After distillation, the gin is matured in ex-Port…

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A drink with… Mike Carthy, Spirit of Harrogate

The co‐founder of Yorkshire’s Spirit of Harrogate talks about celebrating Slingsby Gin’s fifth anniversary, and the company’s ambition to make the brand a global player. Slingsby celebrated its fifth birthday in August. How did you mark the occasion? We had planned to host a big party to thank all our partners and those who have played a part in our story and supported us from the start. Like most, our plans went out the window.…

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Otterbeck Distillery launches Captain Sir Tom’s Gin

English producer Otterbeck Distillery has partnered with former British army officer Thomas Moore to create Captain Sir Tom’s Gin. Moore became known for his achievements raising money for charity in the run-up to his 100th birthday in April during the Covid-19 pandemic. He set out to walk 100 laps of his garden with the aim of raising £1,000 (US$1,336) for charity, but by his birthday on 30 April, Moore had raised more than £30 million…

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Glencairn Crystal creates gin goblet

Primarily known for its whisky glasses, Glencairn Crystal has expanded its repertoire with the launch of a gin goblet. The family-owned company, based in East Kilbride, Scotland, based the new design on the Glencairn mixer glass. The gin goblet features a specially-designed lip for easy drinking; it is shaped to curve at the top of the glass to enhance aromas and has a tall stem to avoid warming the gin. Furthermore, the glass is made…

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Archie Rose kicks off production at second distillery

Australia’s Archie Rose Distilling Company has started production at its new distillery in Sydney, which seeks to push the boundaries of spirit development. Archie Rose began construction of its second distillery in 2018. The new site in Botany, south east Sydney, is located 4km south of Archie Rose’s Rosebery distillery in New South Wales. The distillery supports a ‘significant expansion’ in the production of whisky, gin, vodka, rum and other spirits. The site includes a…

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