Ian and Hilary launched Sacred Gin in 2009 and are pioneers of the UK craft gin industry. Having moved their production from their home to a new site above The Star pub in Highgate, Ian and Hilary now have a diverse product range and a fantastic and talented team working with them. The Gin Guide made a long-overdue visit to see the distillery for ourselves.
Top gin blog 'What's Katie Doing?' follows the passions of London-based gin lover Katie - not just gin, but also travel and food and where possible the combination of all three! As part of our series to support and promote 'ginfluencers' in the industry, we caught up with Katie to find out how it all started, as well as her top tips and recommendations for other gin lover and gin bloggers.
Talula White, co-founder of Sekforde Drinks, used to work in advertising and originally started Sekforde Drinks as an experiment and a hobby. The business has grown rapidly since then and now produces mixers for gin, vodka, rum and whiskey.
We caught up with Talula to find out how it all started, how the mixers are made, what makes Sekforde for Gin different to tonic waters, and what some of her favourites gins to serve it with are.
With the gin industry in New Zealand rapidly picking up speed and with its gins gaining a strong reputation across the world, we caught up with New Zealand gin pioneer Anthony Michalik (centre-left in photo) to find out all about this exciting, growing sector.
Anthony is the Christchurch based MD of The Spirit Workshop distillery and Curiosity Gin, as well as having launched 'Gindulgence' - New Zealand's first ever gin festival.
With D1 London Gin continuing to grow in the UK and internationally, The Gin Guide caught up with Dominic Limbrey, the founder of D1 London Spirits to find out more.
Read on to discover the inspiration behind the gin, the botanicals and flavour profile, how best to serve D1 London Gin, what exciting plans are coming up, and what Dominic's favourite gins are (other than D1 London Gin of course!).
There's no slowing down for Christmas this year when it comes to great gin events and gin festivals across the UK! Whether you're looking for somewhere to find gin gifts and gins to serve over the holidays, or just a fun Christmas outing with friends, there's plenty in store in December. Get your diaries at the ready!
Having followed up their flagship gin, Chilgrove Gin, with their Chilgrove Bluewater Edition Gin and Bramble Gin, we caught up with co-founder Christopher Beaumont-Hutchings to find out all about Chilgrove Spirits' grape-based gins and how he moved from being a merchant banker in Sydney to being a successful UK gin producer!
This summer we visited Tunbridge Wells to catch up with Emma and Sam, two of the four Co-Founders of Pipehouse Gin, shortly after the launch of their debut flavoured gin - Earl Grey & Cucumber. Discover the stories behind Pipehouse Gin, how it all came about, and what their favourite gin is (other than Pipehouse of course!).
Peter in Florence Gin is an Italian London Dry Gin, distilled and bottled in a Tuscan farmhouse and made with a combination of traditional gin botanicals and Tuscan botanicals. We spoke to the Founder to find out all about the distillery, the gin, how it all came about, and what his favourite gin is!
In the latest in our 'World of Gin' series, enjoy an insight into how the gin market is developing in Greece. Following the success of Greece's Grace Gin in The Gin Guide Awards 2018, we spoke to its founder Lila Dimopoulou for a first-hand view and to find out if Greece has more spirits to offer than the ever-popular ouzo.