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Corgis and Cocktails – It’s Jubilee Weekend!

Well, here we are in June. Halfway through the year. And let’s face it, it’s been six months of mayhem. Heavy news, lighter pockets, and a distinct lack of sunshine, the UK hasn’t felt like the easiest place to live in a while. Maybe that’s why when given the opportunity, us Brits will never pass up on the chance to celebrate something. As a country, we’ve discovered that even the simplest things can feel like celebrations- a friend over for dinner, a homemade cocktail in the garden, a thrown-together buffet featuring some questionable finger sandwiches- you’ve... Read More


Burleighs Gin Celebrates Prestigious Industry Ratings and Awards

Burleighs National Forest Gin, produced in collaboration with the expert foresters, has received a five-star rating in Difford’s Guide and secured 90 points earning it a silver award in the prestigious International Wines and Spirits Competition (IWSC) – the world’s largest and most influential international spirit awards. Difford’s Guide provides drinkers with information and expertise on what to drink and how, whilst the ISWC is judged by renowned experts from across the global spirits trade and involves a tightly structured and rigorous tasting process. The ‘double blind’ method sees samples tasted in... Read More


Under The Ginfluence 007 | Celebrating International Women’s Day 2022

Today, Tuesday 8th March, marks International Women’s Day. A global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. And not surprisingly, there are plenty of things to be celebrating! The last couple of decades have seen a huge shift in perspectives around gender, and around women especially. The world is more inclusive, and more supportive, than it has ever been. We’ve seen women achieve incredible things- leading countries through pandemics (shout out to Jacinda Ardern), creating vaccines to end those pandemics (thank you, Professor Sarah Gilbert) and creating powerful changes in society... Read More


Burleighs Gin launches Limited Edition Mulled Christmas Gin!

Local craft gin producer Burleighs has launched a limited-edition gin created especially for the festive period, which uses an innovative and rare production process. The Christmas gin, which has been created by head distiller Charlie Hendon using a selection of Burleighs signature botanicals alongside festive favourites including nutmeg, ginger, liquorice root, star anise and cloves, also features a full-bodied red wine. In a process which steeps the botanicals in red wine to create a festive infusion before adding to the distillery’s copper-pot still Messy Bessy, this year’s Christmas edition gin... Read More


Burleighs Gin launches new product to support the National Forest!

Pre-order your bottle now: https://www.burleighsgin.com/shop-c1/gin-c2/burleighs-national-forest-gin-70cl-40-abv-p82 Burleighs Gin unveils an exclusive and specially produced new product to provide vital funds to the National Forest. The National Forest Gin has been hand-crafted and expertly distilled by Leicestershire based Burleighs Gin in a partnership which will provide a donation from every bottle sold to the National Forest, to support its vision for growing a better and greener future. Working in partnership with expert foresters, Burleighs has developed a unique botanical recipe that is inspired by the new and ancient forests surrounding the Burleighs... Read More


Burleighs Gin receives international recongnition!

Burleighs Gin, the Leicestershire distiller, has been awarded both silver and bronze medals in a renowned international competition dedicated to the wine and spirits industry. Competing against spirits from 86 countries and over 1,000 different gins, the Burleighs Distiller’s Cut Gin received a prestigious silver award, whilst its Pink Edition Gin and Signature Gin were presented with a bronze award during the International Wine and Spirits 2021 Competition (IWSC) – the world’s largest and most influential international spirit awards. Judged by renowned experts from across the global spirits trade, the... Read More


Burleighs Gin & Tonic cans have arrived!

BURLEIGHS GIN LAUNCHES NEW GIN AND TONIC CANS FOR THE ULTIMATE COCKTAIL EXPERIENCE With Brits searching for ways to enjoy their favourite cocktail whilst on-the-move, at outdoor gatherings or even in the comfort of their own home, the arrival of canned alcoholic drinks has taken convenience to a whole new level. Burleighs Gin has created its very own ready to drink gin and tonics with two flavours, the Signature Gin and Tonic and Pink Edition Gin and Tonic, available at Leicestershire County Cricket Club’s open-air outdoor cinema evenings on Saturday... Read More


Under the Ginfluence 006 | Back to Normal, Back to Burleighs

Getting back to Burleighs This week, for the first time in over a year, the Covid restrictions in England are being lifted. No more limits on how many people can meet, no limits on events, music festivals, football matches, all the things we’ve been desperate to experience for so long are now finally within reach. The first big step forward, out of many, many other steps, tiers, and full-blown lockdowns, to returning to something that genuinely resembles our idea of normal. It couldn’t have happened at a better time: the... Read More


Under the Ginfluence 005 | A Marilyn Moment

Remembering an icon. This month, we’re celebrating what would have been Marilyn Monroe’s 95th birthday. Born on 1st June 1926, Marilyn rose to fame in the 1950s as her acting and modelling career took off. The definition of ‘blonde bombshell’, her style, talent and beauty quickly secured her status as a global icon. She’s a household name- one of those select few superstars whose influence remains timeless. It’s hard to comprehend that level of fame, and even harder to write about! There are only so many times you can use... Read More


Under the Ginfluence 004 | Same Again?

‘Same Again?’: How to support local after lockdown. Monday April 12th saw the long-awaited return of something we’ve come to know as ‘outdoor hospitality’. In simpler terms, beer gardens. This week, people have returned to the pub for the first time in months. The beer garden has re-invented itself: new heaters, new parasols, gazebos, domes, marquees, hand sanitizer everywhere. Booking tables with your bubbles- and we don’t mean the G&Ts. Ordering drinks through your phone but knowing they are all being made with a smile, behind the scenes. We’ve even... Read More