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Ginspiracy: Are producers hiding behind ‘artisanal’ and ‘hand-crafted’ labels? Subscription

19 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

A craft-based, artisan-inspired gin renaissance has seen sales of gin soar. But is there a risk some producers are cutting corners and hiding behind ‘artisanal’ and ‘hand-crafted’ labels to make a fast buck?

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