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A Gin-Focused Hotel Will Open This Winter in London

When we talk about "small-batch," it's usually not in relation to hotels—but The Distillery, a bijoux three-guest-room boutique property opening December 16th on Portobello Road in London's Notting Hill neighborhood is just that: a small-format chic city getaway that's an extra-special sensory experience to boot.

This Gin WIll Rejuvenate Your Skin, Maybe

It is hard to take a new gin seriously when it's being pitched as "the alcoholic equivalent of a facial." But spirits can have all kinds of medicinal properties—for stomach aches, colds, anxiety, you name it. And science has long said that drinking anything in moderation can be good for the heart. So let us now consider Anti-AGin, a 40-percent A.B.V. spirit made for the Warner Leisure Hotels by the alchemists Bompas & Parr.

Mulberry Gin Is Just the Thing For Your Almost-Springtime Drinking

Is it spring yet? It’s not quite the season for Pimm’s Cups—we’ll wait until May for those. But now that it’s March, we’re shifting out of straight-whiskey mode. Our new spirit of choice for cocktail experimentation? This lovely mulberry gin.

This is The World’s First Airport Gin Distillery

Here’s a great reason to fly through Gatwick rather than Heathrow on your next trip to London: Gatwick now houses a craft gin distillery. The Nicholas Culpeper is named after an English botanist and herbalist from the 17th century whose books and methods greatly influenced practitioners of holistic medicine. The gin reflects the herbal interests of the distillery’s namesake: Master distiller Matthew Servini makes his super-small batch London Dry gin with botanicals from around the world like Chinese cassia bark and Indian Angelica.

Here's the World's Largest, Most Expensive Bottle of Gin

To give you a sense of just how big this record-breaking bottle of gin really is, consider these facts: A regular bottle of gin is ¾ of a liter and a magnum of wine is 1.5 liters. Silent Pool Distillers' new gin contains 9 liters—which should be enough for 135 cocktails.

Gin Cocktails that Will Keep You Warm All Winter

When do you reach for the bottle of gin? Odds are, when you need a G&T after a sweltering day, or when you’re shaking up a refreshing drink with spring and summer fruit.

But even though gin, like its fellow clear spirits, is an obvious (and intelligent!) choice for warm weather, it can shine in winter drinks, too. Here are three of our favorite gin cocktails ideal for colder days and nights.

This Is the Craziest Way to Shake a Cocktail You’ll Ever See

Even as complex as drink construction can be in today’s craft cocktail world, it’s never been quite this complicate. While the man mixing this overly complicated gin & tonic had his tongue firmly in his cheek, the Free Runner cocktail at Liverpool, England’s Camp and Furnace seems very genuine (if gimmicky).

This Week in Food News: Butter Sushi, Asparagus Gin and Pizza-Money Beer

The Internet is a black hole for strange, weird and wonderful things—especially when it comes to food. Rather than dive in yourself, let FWx do it for you. Here, five of the most absurd food items we saw this week.

Would You Try the New Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur?

Equine enthusiasts be warned: Many magical steeds were harmed in the making of the recently released Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur.

Five Small-Batch Gins to Try

American craft-gin distillers are obsessed with creating their own botanical blends. Here, new ones from across the country to up your gin and tonic game.

1. Spring44 Mountain Gin ($30)
Soft and earthy, this Colorado gin is made with mineral water from an artesian spring high in the Rockies. 


2. High Wire Hat Trick Botanical Gin ($35)
Scott Blackwell, a trained pastry chef, concocts this citrusy gin in a hand-hammered copper still in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.