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here’s no let-up of gin-based products being announced lately and each one has had connoisseurs in dreamland. First there was the social media storm created by Gordon’s Prosecco-compatible Pink Gin, and then came the news Christmas would never be the same again thanks to miniature bottles of spirit you can hang from your tree. However,…

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The week-long festival features events, parties, dinners, music, tastings, masterclasses, competitions and discounted cocktails. More than 20 of the city’s coolest bars and restaurants will be serving up some of the best drinks around as Manchester Loves Cocktails returns to the city next month. The week-long festival returns for seven days of events, parties, dinners,…

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Ian Macleod Distillers has revamped its Edinburgh Gin fruit liqueurs range, bringing the design in-line with the brand’s core portfolio. Hand-blown by glassmakers in Italy, the bottles feature an embossed Edinburgh Gin logo and illustrations of signature ingredients including Perthshire raspberries and Madagascan vanilla. The portfolio features four fruit gin liqueurs including Raspberry, Elderflower, Plum…

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Venture beyond the traditional whisk(e)y homes of Scotland, Ireland and the US, and you’ll find an exciting array of expressions that are bursting with quality, as proved by our World Whisky Masters 2017. For proof that spirits connoisseurs are increasingly turning their attention to drams hailing from lesser­-established whisky­-making regions, one need only look at…

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Two champagne houses have launched new organic cuvées. A sign of the ongoing commitment towards sustainability in the region, Lanson and Canard-Duchêne are the latest maisons to release certified organic labels. Lanson Green Label (RRP £49.99) is made from organic grapes grown on an estate vineyard at Verneuil in the Marne Valley. Production follows ‘a…

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Craft distillers share Edinburgh’s gin history in their Fringe show and offer themed cocktails at their pop up bars If you’re a gin lover then you’ll be happy about the number of gin-related shows at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. From a cabaret about the Juniper spirit to masterclasses with Arbikie and a Pickering’s Gin…