Burleighs Gin almost doubles £250k investment target

English brand Burleighs Gin almost doubled its £250,000 (US$322,425) crowdfunding target to raise just under £500,000 (US$644,850) worth of investment in one month. The month-long fundraiser on Crowdcube received more than 291 investments ranging from £10 to £250,000. Burleighs Gin will use the funds to accelerate its global plans, expand the company’s staff numbers and establish the brand in the US and Asia. Matt Payne, managing director, said: “Crowdfunding has been an excellent opportunity for…

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Edinburgh Gin launches Bramble & Honey flavour

Ian Macleod Distillers-owned Edinburgh Gin has expanded its portfolio with the release of a bramble and honey-flavoured expression. The latest full-strength flavoured gin release from the Scottish brand follows the unveiling of a jasmine-infused expression and the release of its rhubarb and ginger-flavoured gin. Edinburgh Gin Bramble & Honey is said to be the brand’s “most decadent” flavour to date, combining the taste and aroma of dark fruits and honey with Edinburgh Gin’s signature flavour.…

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Gin 1689 makes UK debut

The Amsterdam Craft Gin Company has launched its Gin 1689 brand in the UK through importer Distilled Brands. The founders of the Amsterdam Craft Gin Company, Alexander Janssens and Patrick van der Peet, spent two years researching the archives of the British Library to create the gin. They discovered the receipt in the rare books section, which listed the original ingredients but withheld the exact quantities used. After acquiring the exclusive rights to the recipe,…

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Cross Keys Gin adds blackcurrant flavour to range

Luxembourg-based Amber Beverage Group has extended its Cross Keys Gin range with the launch of a blackcurrant-flavoured expression. Bottled at 38% ABV, Cross Keys Gin Blackcurrant is said to be a balance between juniper, local herbs and “sun-ripened blackcurrant sweetness”. “I’m totally in love with this new gin. Yes, it’s another take on the pink gin trend, but to be honest, our Cross Keys is more sophisticated with its deep purple tinge and I’m sure…

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Great British Bake Off star teams up with Edinburgh distillery

Great British Bake Off 2018 finalist Ruby Bhogal has teamed up with Edinburgh’s Old Curiosity Distillery to launch a Christmas gin. Old Curiosity Distillery’s Christmas gin is distilled with ginger, cinnamon and cardamom and is presented alongside a gin spiced shortbread recipe developed by Bhogal. The gin is also infused with mallow petals, allowing it to turn pink when mixed with tonic water due to a natural chemical reaction. “Following our initial success in 2018…

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