Video of juniper harvesting in Macedonia


Video of the juniper being harvested in Macedonia 2018 We put together a short video following our trip to Macedonia this year - check it out below! Read the full article on the juniper harvest in Macedonia here

Video of juniper harvesting in Macedonia2018-11-13T09:43:14+01:00

Increased demand for juniper harvest


Increased demand for the 2018 juniper harvest Another year on and the ‘gin boom’ is in full flow. We now turn our attention to the Juniper harvest. This vital ingredient for the distillation of gin is under high demand and at Beacon Commodities it is time to finalise all our purchases following a full year of planning. Demand The greater the popularity of gin, the higher demand for Juniper, both for distillation and then use in oil extraction [...]

Increased demand for juniper harvest2018-11-13T09:41:45+01:00

The Craft Distilling Expo London 2018


The Craft Distilling Expo, London 26th – 27th September 2018 Beacon Commodities have returned from a successful exhibition at the Craft Distilling Expo in London. Held in the Old Truman Brewery off Brick Lane, the show attracted distillers from around the world. Michael gave a presentation on ‘Citrus Fruit’ to a lively audience and there was great interest shown in the Beacon Commodities stand across the two days. We put together a brief video on various botanicals for the [...]

The Craft Distilling Expo London 20182018-10-02T16:23:15+01:00

Botanical supplies and Brexit


Botanical supplies and Brexit Britain will leave the EU on 29th March 2019, which is only seven months away! Focusing on botanicals We have been asked how a possible ‘no deal’ will affect botanical supplies within the UK. With so much we cannot control and little information on what Brexit is going to look like we thought it was important to focus on the things we can control. Shipments and border crossings It is likely [...]

Botanical supplies and Brexit2018-09-03T10:51:05+01:00

Juniper in Macedonia


Juniper crop in Macedonia. Tommy visits Macedonia to see what may be expected from the 2018 crop. Well it is safe to say that the ‘Gin boom’ continues on an upward curve both here in the UK and across the globe! Newspaper articles, television shows and magazine features appear almost daily on the popularity of gin and the opening of a new distillery. As you can imagine the demand for Juniper is on exactly the same course! [...]

Juniper in Macedonia2018-07-12T10:13:46+01:00

2017 A much improved Juniper harvest


Seeing the 2017 Juniper collection in full flow We are well into the Juniper collection now and we are pleased to report that the situation seems to be more positive than 2016. We are well into the Juniper collection now and we are pleased to report that the situation seems to be more positive than 2016. Countless telephone conversations and a recent visit to the Balkans meant we have been able to get a better understanding of the [...]

2017 A much improved Juniper harvest2018-01-26T13:17:51+01:00