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Cricket great Warne's gin distillery shifts to hand sanitiser

Sydney - Australian cricket great Shane Warne has halted production of gin at a distillery he co-owns to make medical-grade hand sanitiser for hospitals in these "challenging times".

Spirited response: Irish gin distillery turns hand to sanitiser

Drogheda - The gin stills of the Listoke Distillery have been repurposed in the fight against the coronavirus, producing precious hand sanitiser currently in vanishingly short supply across Ireland.

The 'science' of gin making examined Special

London - Gin is one of the more complex spirits, the taste being dependent upon the range of botanicals used. In London, a gin lab has been set up, allowing participants to experiment with flavors. Digital Journal donned on a lab coat and took a look.

Six special gins tried and tasted Special

Saint Albans - Drinks tasting events provide a good way to sample different products, especially those produced by smaller distilleries or breweries. One spirit that is standing out at the moment is gin. Digital Journal visited a tasting event in St. Albans.

Review: Touring the Bombay Sapphire distillery Special

Laverstoke - Several distilleries and breweries tack on visitor centers. Few are as integrated and interesting as Bombay Sapphire, which takes guests on botanical journey of self-discovery.

Photo essay: Exploring London's new gin museum Special

London - A gin museum opened up in London this month. The museum explores the history of the versatile drink and its relationship with London's past and present. Digital Journal paid the museum a visit.
 

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A juniper berry is the female seed cone produced by the various species of junipers. It is not a tru...
A juniper berry is the female seed cone produced by the various species of junipers. It is not a true berry but a cone with unusually fleshy and merged scales, which give it a berry-like appearance.
Old gin barrels and a bag of juniper berries on display  re-creating the nineteenth century.
Old gin barrels and a bag of juniper berries on display, re-creating the nineteenth century.
The six gins to be tasted. Areas are ready. Where s the gin?
The six gins to be tasted. Areas are ready. Where's the gin?
Gin tasting by Tomoka Spirits  six gins at the ready.
Gin tasting by Tomoka Spirits, six gins at the ready.
A guide takes a group of visitors through the history of gin and gin production.
A guide takes a group of visitors through the history of gin and gin production.
Pouring of a good glass of gin (St. Albans  2015)
Pouring of a good glass of gin (St. Albans, 2015)
A display looking at some of the modern aspects of gin making.
A display looking at some of the modern aspects of gin making.
The City of London Distillery is tucked away behind Fleet Street in the historic Bride Lane  an area...
The City of London Distillery is tucked away behind Fleet Street in the historic Bride Lane, an area steeped in distilling history.
Selection of Bombay Sapphire gin bottles on display in the distillery shop.
Selection of Bombay Sapphire gin bottles on display in the distillery shop.
What to call the formulated gin?
What to call the formulated gin?
A selection of gin related artifacts and bottles
A selection of gin related artifacts and bottles
A selection of Bomaby branded gin bottles produced over the past few decades.
A selection of Bomaby branded gin bottles produced over the past few decades.
Temperature is key to the distillation process  relating to the boiling point. The boiling point of ...
Temperature is key to the distillation process, relating to the boiling point. The boiling point of a liquid is the temperature at which the vapor pressure of the liquid equals the pressure around the liquid.
The two stills at the distillery. Distillation is a process of separating the component substances f...
The two stills at the distillery. Distillation is a process of separating the component substances from a liquid mixture by selective evaporation and condensation.
Diluting down the gin  to make a 40 percent proof spirit.
Diluting down the gin, to make a 40 percent proof spirit.
The still  alcohol loaded  and ready for the botanicals to be added.
The still, alcohol loaded, and ready for the botanicals to be added.
Juniper berries in the center jar  the key ingredient of gin.
Juniper berries in the center jar, the key ingredient of gin.
One of the charts used to select the flavor of the gin.
One of the charts used to select the flavor of the gin.
A guide demonstrates how to close the still and allow the botanicals to enhance the alcohol with fla...
A guide demonstrates how to close the still and allow the botanicals to enhance the alcohol with flavor.
Bottles of Beefeater gin through the ages.
Bottles of Beefeater gin through the ages.

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