From an East Lothian village to the glittering BRITs: NB Gin’s limited edition bottles for star-studded bash

NB Gin is to celebrate its association with the BRIT Awards by serving music’s biggest stars from hand-etched BRIT-inspired bottles created by a designer from her home studio in a Scottish village.

NB Gin to the BRITs

NB Gin will be a drinks sponsor at the official Sony BRIT Awards after-party in London for the third year in a row. Stars at the glittering bash will enjoy five-star treatment at a secret upmarket venue and NB Gin’s hand-etched bottles will be served to the celebrity A-listers.

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Five things that happened at the Sony BRITs After Party

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NB Gin was served to the stars for the second year in a row at the BRITs Sony After Party in London last week.

NB was the ONLY gin on offer at the event and A-list celebs and music moguls enjoyed it very much… in fact, they enjoyed it so much that they drank every bottle.

We had a blast at the event. Here are five things that happened…

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NB Gin returns to star-studded BRIT Awards party

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NB Gin, the multi-award-winning premium spirit produced in North Berwick, has received an exclusive return invitation to the Sony Music BRIT Awards After Party in London on 24th February, where it will be served to the cream of world pop for the second year running.

The BRIT Awards is the British music industry’s biggest and glitziest night of the year, and with stars such as Adele, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber and Coldplay on this year’s nominee list, it should be one of the most hotly-contested nights in the event’s history.

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It’s less than 24 hours until we head for London to showcase NB Gin at the Sony Brits After Party!

The event is regarded as the only party to be seen at after the glittering awards ceremony and 150 bottles of our finest NB Gin was whisked off to Heron Tower earlier this week in preparation for the bash.

NB Gin will be the only gin to be served at the party and we’re incredibly proud to have been selected.

The Sony Party – this year hosted at Sushi Samba – will be as A-list as it gets with more than 600 showbiz guests partying long into the night after the awards bash.

So who’ll be there? Ah, well that is the million-dollar question but you can absolutely guarantee that the planet’s most famous faces will be there to party… and drink lots of NB Gin, obviously.

If last year’s Sony After Party is anything to go by, it’ll be the party of the year. In 2014 Pharrell Williams, Nicole Scherzinger, One Direction and Rita Ora were just some of the celebs who attended the bash.

We’re all ready to go. We’ve even got our glad-rags (including one kilt) packed for the bash. We wish you could all be there too but, alas, you can’t.

So we’ve got the next best thing – we’ll be live tweeting from the party! Follow us on Twitter here to get all the news, gossip, pics and more from the event!

Chin chin!

Gin – The drink at the centre of a revolution

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When NB Gin was born, it was around the time of a new gin revolution in the UK and what has happened over the last two years has taken even the most enthusiastic gin lover a little by surprise.

It’s no longer a UK gin revolution, it’s a worldwide gin revolution and we’d like to think that from a beautiful little corner of the country in North Berwick, we’re doing our bit to help it roar on.

It seems that gin is the spirit on everyone’s lips… we couldn’t resist that little pun.

It’s not that gin ever really fell out of fashion as such. The beautiful, refreshing spirit has always had a passionate following but vodka has reigned supreme for decades. You could say that gin perhaps got lost in the super-marketing of other big spirits, namely vodka. Not now though. Gin is back and we’re glad to say it’s here to stay.

In fact, in a recent survey of London’s top bars, the majority of mixologists named gin as the most important spirit on the shelf and the one that most customers class as the ‘drink to be seen with’.

One of the biggest factors in the gin revolution is the changing drinking habits of the public.

Perhaps as a result of the huge success of the craft beer scene, people are now far savvier about drinking quality spirits rather than the mass-produced, heavily marketed options that flood the industry.

In short, drinkers place far more weight on quality than they do on marketing tactics and that bodes well for artisan and craft producers, like NB Gin.

As we’ve said before, for us it will always be about the quality of our product. We only ever produce in small batches of no more than 100 litres at a time. That way we can be absolutely certain that our gin is perfect every time.

The gin revolution shows no sign of slowing (or should that be sloe-ing?) and we feel quite honoured that our drink is one of the names mentioned by experts when talking about world-class artisan gin.

Cocktails have helped to make gin cool again too, especially in a time when no self-respecting bar would be without a mixologist who really knows his or her stuff.

Our very own mixologist and brand ambassador TJ Littlejohn from Bar In A Box loves to mix with gin and he even created three brand new NB Gin cocktails to wow the celebrity guests when we serve them our gin at the Brit Awards.

All this talk about ‘being in’ and trendy bars might lead you to think that this revolution is about style over substance. No way, we say! In fact, we’re pretty sure that anyone who has ever enjoyed a good quality gin and tonic will know that it’s all about what’s in the glass.

The fact that gin is on trend again is a mere side point to it being one of life’s little luxuries and we’re so happy to be part of it. Chin chin!