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Glasgow's Makar Cherry Gin Named ‘UK's Best Flavoured Gin' at World Gin Awards

Glasgow born Makar Cherry Gin has been named the ‘UK’s Best Flavoured Gin’ at the prestigious World Gin Awards, which took place at London’s Caledonian Club on Thursday 10th January 2019.

Pickering’s Gin baubles head to US thanks to seven-figure funding package

Scottish gin producer, Pickering’s Gin, is exporting its popular gin-filled baubles to the USA for the first time after securing a seven-figure funding package from HSBC UK. The funding has enabled Pickering’s to make increased...

New European distribution deal signed by Aberdeen-based gin

An Aberdeen-based start-up gin company founded by three UK bartenders, including 10 Dollar Shake’s Adrian Gomes, has secured a new European-wide distribution deal. Single Estate Spirits Ltd., which produces Jindea Single Estate Tea Gin, has...
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Dark Art gin brand and distillery wins Guy & Co-creation Award

A proposal for a new craft gin company and distillery in Kirkcudbright has won the inaugural Guy & Co-creation Award. The idea for the Dark Art Gin company was submitted to the competition by Andrew...

Port of Leith Distillery produces first drinks before £10 million distillery construction

The upcoming £10 million Port of Leith Distillery launches its first drinks this week with a new gin and sherry, celebrating the maritime and distilling heritage of Edinburgh’s historic Port of Leith district. Named after...
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Edinburgh Gin unveils plans for multi-million-pound distillery

Edinburgh Gin is to invest in a new multi-million-pound distillery in Edinburgh city centre. The development includes the acquisition of large-scale premises on East Market Street, in the heart of the city’s historic ‘Old Town’. The...
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BrewDog Distilling appoints news Managing Director

BrewDog has appointed David Gates as Managing Director of BrewDog Distilling who brings 27 years of experience in the industry to the burgeoning team. The appointment comes as BrewDog’s distilling arm, LoneWolf, revealed its plans...

Arbikie celebrates its 4th Birthday with export success

Arbikie, Scotland’s ‘Field-to-Bottle’ Distiller has just celebrated its fourth birthday by agreeing distribution deals in Belgium, Denmark, Italy and Germany. Having started to export in late 2017, their family of premium spirits are now...

Scottish craft gin festival returns to Lidl

Lidl is launching their second Scottish Gin Festival in time for the festive season, following a hugely popular initial spring promotion, which sold at a rate of over 130 bottles per hour in the...

Lidl launches own-brand Scottish gin in £500,000 deal

Lidl UK has launched its own brand of premium Scottish gin, taking inspiration from Scotland’s national animal – the unicorn. Aquine has been created and distilled using pure Scottish water, representing the legendary myth that the...

Dunnet Bay Distillers: An Innovation Story

Dunnet Bay Distillers is the story of a couple who long dreamed of starting their own business and combined their passions with a desire to get back to their roots to open their own...

Gin producers lobby Chancellor to freeze spirit duty

Gin makers across the country have joined forces to call on the Chancellor to freeze spirit duty and show he is backing British business. The Wine and Spirit Trade Association teamed up with 24 of...

International Scottish Gin Day launched for 2019

The Gin Cooperative, which promotes the story of Scottish Gin through its website has launched International Scottish Gin Day 2019 (ISGD) to help a global audience discover the wonderful world of Scottish Gin. The aim is to...
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Gordon & MacPhail sees record results for latest financial year

Speymalt Whisky Distributors Ltd, trading as Gordon & MacPhail, has seen record results in the year to the end of February 2018, as the company’s strategy for growth comes to fruition. Sales from its main trading...

True OriGINs Gin Festival sets sail for London's Tobacco Dock

Aberdeenshire brothers Mungo and Guy Finlayson are to take their popular True OriGINs Scottish craft gin festival over the border for the first time.  They have chosen the iconic Tobacco Dock as their setting and will be serving up a tantalising...
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New Scottish Gin launches via Ice and Fire Distillery

A brother and sister with a crofting background have set up a craft distillery along the North Coast 500 route creating and selling spirits including gin and rum. Iain and Jacqueline Black, along with their...

Library of Scottish Botanicals to boost Scottish gin exports

Distillation experts from Heriot-Watt University have created a botanical library that will help Scotland’s gin producers create new products and increase their exports. The scientists have spent three years distilling and cataloguing 72 botanicals that...
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Eden Mill to open new Blendworks experience and ‘bar-eatery' in Princes Square

Eden Mill, the Scottish gin and whisky distiller, is to open its first retail outlet outside St Andrews in Glasgow's Princes Square. The new 4090 sqft unit, which is planned to open in late October...

Winners revealed in 2nd annual Scottish Gin Awards

Over 600 guests gathered to celebrate the second annual Scottish Gin Awards in Glasgow recently to see the ultimate award, Scottish Gin Distillery of the Year, presented to Isle of Harris Distillers. St Andrews-based Eden Mill...
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Scottish Distillers Association relaunches to widen appeal

The national association which represents and promotes distillers in Scotland is relaunching as it widens its work within the fast-growing Scottish spirits sector. The newly titled Scottish Distillers Association has pledged a fresh set of...

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Glasgow's Makar Cherry Gin Named ‘UK's Best Flavoured Gin' at World Gin Awards

Glasgow born Makar Cherry Gin has been named the ‘UK’s Best Flavoured Gin’ at the prestigious World Gin Awards, which took place...

Bottling innovation inspired by Perthshire woodlands

Creating new products, services or processes can be challenging, particularly for smaller businesses where time and money are in short supply.
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Glengoyne Distillery wins top award for environmental best practice

Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is celebrating a top award win at an internationally acclaimed spirits competition. The...

Raising a glass at Methil Heritage Centre

Researched and put together by The Friends of Methil Heritage with assistance from ON Fife curators, the exhibition explores the history of distilling in the...
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Double gold award success for Tamdhu

A Speyside distillery is kicking off the New Year on a high after achieving double gold award success in The Spirits Business...
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Plans to transform Glenkinchie Distillery visitor experience approved

Another key milestone has been passed in the plans for a major transformation of the Glenkinchie Distillery visitor experience after East Lothian...