The Craft Distillers’ Alliance in the UK chose their Craft Gin of the Year:
Two Birds Gin wins Gold
Sacred Gin and Sacred’s Coriander Gin silver and bronze, respectively.
Oryza Gin from Donner-Peltier Distillers in Louisiana has launched.
Big Gin has launched in North Dakota.
If you’re in the UK, it was a big week for gin launched with the Imbibe Live Bar show featuring several new brands.
Blackdown Spirits went live with their Sussex Dry Gin this week.
Colonel Pinkster launched their gin at the show.
Caballero’s Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin also debuted at the show this week.
Langley’s No. 8 officially launched at Imbibe Live this week as well.
It was a quiet week for gin news, but Forbes did a piece on gin facts which range from interesting and relatively unknown [fact #5] and only half true today, and becoming less true every month [fact #4].
Slate’s Kara Newman tries to defend lower proof spirits and contemplates what the trend towards Navy Strength spirits says about drinkers’ palates.
Bombay Sapphire is trying to tell the story of the botanicals in its gin in rather new and interesting ways.