The Gin Guide Finalists Announced

THE GIN GUIDE AWARDS 2019 – FINALISTS
Following an intensive period of tasting and judging by 10 expert judges, The Gin Guide Awards 2019 list of finalists has been announced.  We are delighted that Manly Spirits Australian Dry Gin received high enough scores across all the judges to progress into the final of the London Dry Category.  The margins were apparently extremely fine, with a large number of entries missing the threshold, so Tim Stones Head Distiller of Manly Spirits deserves huge credit.

Final tastings and verification by The Gin Guide judging panel will now take place to determine the winners in each category, as well as collating scores to determine the regional high scorers.  We shall wait and see how the Australian Dry Gin gets on….

View the finalists here: https://www.theginguide.com/2019-finalists.html

GQ names Coastal Citrus Gin as one of the best for a G&T

In March, GQ published its guide to the best gins to make the perfect gin and tonic.  We are delighted that out of the many thousands of gins they could choose, the featured Manly Spirits Coastal Citrus gin.  They even took it one step further recommending that is ‘best enjoyed in a classic Tom Collins; simply muddle with soda, sugar syrup and fresh lemon juice. The closest you’ll get to a balmy Sydney sundowner, without the jet lag’.  Read the article here.

 

Bar Magazine: Health & Wellness Trends Drive Premium Soft Drinks in the On Trade

This month Bar Magazinereported on the rise of Soft Drink sales in the on-traded which is being led by ‘a growth in craft spirits’ as well as a ‘push from consumers towards more non-alcoholic serves’. Bar Magazine reported on how our tonic brand Lixir Tonic are are exploring less established alcohol pairings with including founder Jordan Palmer’s comments on how Lixir’s strategy fits into these growing trends. Read the full article from page 38 here.

 

Avuá Cachaça Tiki by the Sea launch

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Cocktail Bartenders! Here’s your chance to win a trip to Rome and celebrate all things Tiki.

Tiki By the Sea is a three-day bartender focused educational and cultural experience which will be based in a private seaside villa outside of Rome, running from September 17th-19th.

50 bartenders from all across Europe will get the chance to travel down for 3 days/2 nights of fun and Tiki education .

The event hosted by Avuá Cachaça in association with Don Q, Drambuie, Appleton and Plantation will feature seminars with expert speakers in Tiki culture, hands-on cocktail workshops and Cachaça and Rum tastings. There will also be time to explore the coastal town of Fregene, beach and pool party’s and, of course, the best of Italian cuisine.

 

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The application process will run from April 1 – May 31.

There are only eight available places from the U.K., five of which will be by application and three of which will be on an incentive promoting Avuá Cachaça.

Applicants can apply here

Dingle ‘Gin of the Month’ at Graphic

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Dingle Gin will be Gin of the month at Graphic Bar

Graphic Bar, one of London’s most famous gin bars located in the heart of Soho, has chosen Dingle Original Gin to be its April Gin of the Month. Graphic has one of the finest collections of gin in the world holding over 300 different gins in its back bar, so having top billing is an extremely prestigious position.

The announcement also coincides with the launch with the annual Graphic Gin-Off competition. 16 Gin brands compete over the summer months to win the Graphic Gin-Off Title. Teams are drawn against each other and over a number of rounds the public vote on their favourite Gin cocktail until only one remains.

This year, Dingle will compete. On Tuesday the draw was made and Dingle will face Kyro Distillery, Pinkster, Scapegrace in Round 2 on the 22nd May.
If you would like to find out more click here