As with pretty much every other spirit, we are seeing more gin brands in China. Migas is about to launch a gin and tonic cart that will feature Gin Mare from Spain. According to the company’s site, this is a “super premium” gin, putting it one below “ultra super premium” I guess, and features “sun-drenched citrus fruits, Arbequina olives, thyme, basil and rosemary”.
Also look for Sipsmith to make an appearance this year: this gin is made in London using, says the company’s web site, the first copper still — they call it “Prudence“ — introduced in the city in about 200 years. Daniel O’Connor of the China distributor, Drinks 99, says the brand will officially launch on February 29 in Shenzhen. Don’t expect this stuff to come cheap.