Forty-seven million bottles of gin worth £1.2bn were served up last year in the UK. That’s enough, according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, to make 1.32 billion G&Ts. Gin has never been more popular and varied, and innovative manufacturer G&J Distillers is making the most of this trend. Maddy White reports.
Fancy a G&T? Probably. Gin has certainly been having a moment for some time, as it continues to lead growth within the spirit market globally. Maddy White visited two contrasting distilleries across the UK to learn the secret behind the now favoured spirit.
Located opposite the Olympic Stadium in London’s east end is Britain’s oldest original salmon curer, H. Forman & Son. The Manufacturer went to Stratford to taste and learn how to best produce smoked salmon.
In the first half of 2018 food and drink exports hit a record £10.7bn, this figure up 5% for the same period last year. The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has called for more export support in order to continue this success.
Ahead of the return of the nation's favourite show, The Great British Bake Off, and as food and drink exports reached a record high earlier this year, TM looks at businesses who are utilising 4IR technologies in the food and drink industry.
Fourpure brewery based in South Bermondsey, has just been acquired by Australian alcoholic beverage giant, Lion. The Manufacturer visited the brewery to speak to founder Dan Lowe about the company's plans and the UK's growing passion for craft beer.
Craft beer is having a big moment in the UK and Fourpure Brewing Co, located in South Bermondsey, has created a business that doubles its revenue year-on-year. The Manufacturer paid the brewery a visit to learn how best to brew craft beer success.