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March 22, 2021

Community Matters

Pete Lumber has been nominated for the Newbury Town Council Business Civic Award and awarded a High Sherriff Award for the Royal County of Berkshire. This is in recognition of Pete stepping up to support local communities throughout the pandemic. “The judges were very impressed by the extent of your service to supporting your local […]

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February 25, 2021

World Gin Awards 2021

137 Gin take home 4 awards at the World Gin Awards Another proud moment in the Lumber’s Bartholomew 137 Distillery history. The World Gin Awards select the very best gins in the internationally recognised gin styles and we’ve been recognised. Anita Ujszaszi, awards director of the World Gin Awards, said: “We received a record-breaking number of entries, with […]

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February 18, 2021

Gin Live at Home

An interview with Pete Lumber During lockdown 2020, our founder and master distiller Pete spoke to Bernadette Pamplin. Bernadette is the Founder of ‘Under the Ginfluence‘ & a Contributor to Gin Magazine. In this interview, Pete talks openly about the 137 Gin range as well as the craft and the market.   What is Gin […]

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January 29, 2021

Winners at the Nordics Spirit Awards 2021

Lumber Bartholomew 137 Gin win gold AND “best in class” at international craft spirits competition. Last night concluded the annual Copenhagen-based craft spirits awards, the 2021 Nordics Sprits Awards. Designed to showcase products which demonstrate high quality in taste and production, entrants from all over the world are judged through a blind tasted and graded […]

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April 14, 2020

The Gin Guide Awards 2020 Finalists

Here at 137 Gin we are delighted to announce that once again we have made it into The Gin Guide Finals! Lumber’s Bartholomew Berkshire Dry Gin is in the finalist categories of London Dry Gin and Contemporary Gin (43% ABV). Lumber’s Bartholomew London Dry Gin is finalist in the Traditional Gin category. Lumber’s Bartholomew Navy […]

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January 23, 2017

History of Gin

Gin is a spirit which derives its predominant flavour from juniper berries (Juniperus communis). From its earliest beginnings in the Middle Ages, gin has evolved over the course of a millennium from an herbal medicine to an object of commerce in the spirits industry. Today, the gin category is one of the most popular and […]

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