In 2001, Jean-Sébastien Robicquet, President-Founder and Master Distiller of Maison Villevert, had a vision that grapes bring nobility to the spirits category. His resulting flagship gin is now on track to sell over one million bottles a year.
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The gin craze is most definitely in full swing and doesn’t show any sign of slowing down. Interest from consumers, the licenced trade and the media all seem to reflect the rediscovery of the versatility and sophistication of this adaptable spirit.
These days Gin lovers are a discerning lot; they don't just seek the taste of their favourite tipple they want to be seduced by the bottle, too. We spoke to an expert for the inside track on what influences bottle design.
Four young women, from across the globe, were brought together over a passion for gin. The craft distilling scene has been gaining momentum around the world, and they sought to progress their careers at Heriot-Watt University.
Bored of the same old gin and tonic? Drinks expert Leon Dalloway gives us ten ways of sprucing up this classic mixed drink with spirits and fresh ingredients, turning it from your average tipple to a classy cocktail in mere moments.
Sara L Smith, a true whisky lover, would always gravitate towards a straight whisky given a choice, but she's been exploring other aged spirits: cognac, armagnac, and has now discovered aged gin. Read her insightful tasting notes here...
As gin continues its relentless seduction of the cocktail cognoscenti, Holly Motion of Drinksint.com ponders its enduring appeal. Gin can probably thank the G&T boom and category diversification for its good fortune in recent years, but the cocktail renaissance – though less mainstream – has played more than its part.
The results are in for the World's 50 Best Bars Brands Report. So if you ever wondered what brands are the best bartenders in the world favour, look no further. They asked about the brands moving through their bars. 100 of the top 250 bars mentioned in The World's 50 Best Bars 2013 survey were polled. They asked which are best sellers and which are catching the imaginations of consumers in the trending list. There are many big names and a few new ones, too.